Message Number: YG1248 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Shortley, Lisa
Date: 2001-03-14 08:57:00 UTC
Subject: Another adrenal surgery

Hi everyone -
I posted a question about the possibility of my 3.5 year old
girl Nala possibly being an incomplete spay but didn't receive
any response to my questions.
I have gotten the results from her estrogen panel back from my
vet's and her estrogen level is at a 49.41. She said that
normal for a spayed female is less than 30. Nala had a
bilateral adrenalectomy on 8/22. Four weeks after that, when
we checked her sodium potassium ration, it was low - so we did
the DOCP injections. She had her last injection 10/00 because
she began losing fur on her tail and my vet suggested holding
off on her injections and redoing her ratio. In December, we
redid her ratio and it was close - but it was within the
normal range.
So my vet is thinking one of two things - there's either an
adrenal reminent in there causing the balding and the vulva
swelling, or there's a piece of an ovarian reminent. But she
doesn't show any signs of being in prolonged heat and she's
3.5... If this were the case, is it something that the vet
who did her surgery back in August would have noticed?
My question is...what are the odds? I mean, regardless of
which it is, she had to have surgery again (ugh) and she's
scheduled for 3/30. I'm just kind of hoping to find an answer
before then if possible - or even a suggestion as to what it
could be.
Lisa Shortley