Message Number: YG1267 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-14 17:25:00 UTC
Subject: Lysodren vs. Lupron

Thank you for all of the information. I have decided to go with the
surgeries and space them out a little to make it more affordable. I
would like to ask one more question. I am concerned about just going
ahead with surgery on my little girl. Nick, my 3-year-old boy is
losing hair all over his body. It may be more noticeable on him
since he is white and his skin is so bright pink. Vicki, my 3-year-
old girl, only seems to be losing hair on her tail. It looks like it
may be starting to thin a little behind her back legs. How can you
tell the difference between seasonal shedding and adrenal disease?
Both of them have had "rat tail" before and the hair has grown back.
Her vulva is not swollen at all. I have read that ultrasounds don't
always pick up adrenal disease. Is there a blood test or something
that could confirm that she does need the surgery?