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Gasper the Beluga whale has life threatening illness, but is doing ok May 2, 2006

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The much loved Gasper the Beluga whale is receiving medical attention from as far away as California and Connecticut for his life threatening illness. Gasper has an infection in his right pectoral flipper and his tail, called osteomyelitis. This disease hinders the blood flow to the area and can be very deadly if not corrected. "He's doing OK," Tim Binder said Sunday. Mr. Binder is the director of husbandry at the aquarium. All eight of the staff plus dozens of others scientists are working 'round the clock to help Gasper get better. Gasper lives in an 800,000 gallon with another beluga named Nico, and three female belugas. Gasper has been removed from his tank to be treated for the illness, and is being monitored for signs of depression. Let's hope he gets better.

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1. Nancy Russell - August 8, 2006

Checking up on Gasper. Haven’t heard how he’s doing lately.

2. Takisha Paten - February 4, 2013

Osteomyelitis is a bone disease. The disease causes irritation of the bone and the bone marrow, which is source of cause, is from infections. Osteomyelitis also can emerge from Laminectomy. Laminectomy is a surgical process, which injections are inserted into the spinal cord. The surgical procedures are designed to remove a number of sides of the back posterior arch found within the spinal column, and to achieve admission to the spinal twine and/or the nerve roots. Surgical complexities typically arise after Laminectomy occurs. The affected person might expertise sensory and motor deficits, an infection, paralytic ileus, urine retention, muscle spasms, and so on. The infection may lead to Osteomyelitis. Spinal fusion is one other kind of surgical process, which may trigger an infection and result in Osteomyelitis. ;

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