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From: Divide Home Owners Association
Date: 2001-04-10 08:53:00 UTC
Subject: FW: [Ferret-Health-list] Does anyone have info on

I have included my original message with an update. I took Oliver to the vet
yesterday and ran another blood panel. But let me first say that we did
inject Oliver with Lupron 1 week ago. We had another blood panel run because
my vet is going out of the country for 2 weeks and although we realize we
might not see a change yet, we wanted to see just the same. Oliver has been
eating via syringe and taking it well as well as having some of his old
sponk. Even the vet commented on how well Oliver looked. Unfortunately his
blood panel didn't seem to think the same thing. His values are still high
with regard to his kidney and he is still anemic (again you wouldn't believe
it if you saw him playing around the house). My question is, should I be
doing something different as far as meds, currently using prednisone,
baytril (last day of this), zantac. Should I push for the epigen sp? before
my vet leaves in 2 days. Please help!

-----Original Message-----
From: Divide Home Owners Association [mailto:divide@s...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 11:52 AM
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Does anyone have info on Anemia

My name is Deidre and I have been rescuing and adopting ferrets for 20
years. I currently have 7, one who seems to be very sick. His name is Oliver
and I believe (hard to tell when you are the 3rd owner) he is around 5 years
old. Oliver had adrenal surgery 1 1/2 years ago and has been doing well
until recently. Oliver was unable to pee or poop so I took him to a new vet
as my vet of 15 years retired. New vet sent me home with cepha drops for a
bladder infection. I did state to this vet that I wondered if it didn't have
something to do with his adrenal gland i.e., maybe a problem with his
prostate, he did not think so. I took Oliver in again because while he was
peeing and pooping, they were small. He sent us home with baytril stating
this would specifically help his prostate and also gave us zantac thinking
his lack of eating was due to nausea. Two days later I took Oliver to a
small animal specialist in my valley and after blood work discovered his was
in kidney failure. Oliver stayed in the hospital on an IV for 3 1/2 days, I
took him home 2 days ago. After all that the real question is, this
specialist stated Oliver clinically looked better but didn't look better and
was anemic. I have been syringe feeding Oliver a mix of a/d and a kidney
helping type of wet food, Oliver does love to eat and is taking this food
quite well. He is still lathargic but I believe this is due to the anemia.
Is there anything I can do to help with his anemia, I love this little
critter and want to do whatever I can. Thank you!

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