Message Number: YG3668 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Connie
Date: 2001-05-17 07:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: My Little One

Dear Sukie,

There is a very easy way to give her meds, put them in
Gerber Turkey and Gravy baby food. The Stage 2 which
is not chunky, heat the food in the microwave for 10
sec. first and then mix in the meds. They love it.
One of my little guys had his right adrenal removed
and is doing great, you my want to keep looking until
you find a ferret vet that can do the surgery. There
is a new procedure called cryosurgery that freezes the
adrenal first and then its very easy to remove and get
it all without nicking the vein.

Best of luck with your little Bandit, I hope she does

Connie and the gang of fuzz butts.

--- Sukie Crandall <sukiecrandall@t...> wrote:
> >I know how you all feel about your Little Ones.
> This site has been a big
> >help in trying to figure out what my Little Bandit
> has. I took her to the
> >Vet and he suggested Exploratory Surgery. Which
> she had today May 16. It
> >was her Adrenal Gland. Only problem was when they
> went in there today. She
> >only had 1 of the Adrenal's. Which was the one on
> the right. He said he
> >could not take it and would not risk taking it with
> the Fear of nicking the
> >Vein. He said the size of the Adrenal was 1/2" X
> 1". So he put her back
> >together and I now have her home. He said it could
> be 6 months or even 2
> >years that she would be with us yet. Is their a
> easy way to give them
> >antibiotics from the dropper.. Laugh She has to
> take this for 2 weeks til
> >the stitches come out. I do enjoy reading the
> articles that have been
> >posted here. Thanks for your Time.
> >
> >Barb
> Dealing with a right adrenal tumor can be tricky but
> there are some
> techniques (like cryosurgery, or sometimes the
> potentially tricky
> ligation of the Vena Cava) that are available which
> can be used at
> times, depending on several factors. If I recall
> right you'll find
> info on both on the files here, at
> , and
> There is also fine
> info at
> .
> Since your vet was not comfy with doing this surgery
> you will want to
> discuss Lupron, and perhaps gently see how your vet
> might feel about
> a cooperation with another surgeon who is more used
> to doing right
> adrenal growths, if that is an option in your area,
> given that some
> places don't have ferret-experts.
> Get her used to receiving a reward after her meds;
> sometimes that helps.

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