Message Number: YG2582 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mary R. Shefferman
Date: 2001-04-15 21:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re Big, distended belly etc was Re: [Ferret-Health-list]
Digest Number 129

Hi Dr. Ruth,

Knuks hasn't had any diagnostic tests since exploratory surgery and
biopsy February 27 (which is where the peritonitis and pancreatitis
diagnoses came from). The vet said all the other organs looked normal
when he did the surgery. Her belly was normal up until about April 3.
She had the 4-quad stick on April 5. We're going to get her to the
vet tomorrow and get x-rays and bloodwork, as Dr. Williams suggested
to see if we can figure out what's causing the distention. She does
have a better appetite after approx. 8 ml fluids SC. She's eating
chicken baby food, which she definitely tolerates better than kibble
right now. I'll post the results of any tests when I get them.

--Mary & the Fuzzies

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ferrethealer@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 04/15/01 6:59:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Ferret-Health-list@y... writes:
> << I'm still concerned about
> Knuks' big belly and with these other things that have now come
> The vet said the bloating/distention could be gas. She suggested
> fluids and a bland diet. >>
> Has she had any diagnostic tests done? Bloodwork, x-rays, etc?
> Dr. Ruth
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