Message Number: YG3931 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-23 18:33:00 UTC
Subject: Crying while urinating

Ok, all, I need some help. I'm a terrible worrywart. My ferret,
Icabod, is scheduled to have surgery for Insulinoma on Friday. He was
diagnosed with possible Insulinoma last week with a glucose reading
of 70. He also displays all the classic signs.

He seemed fine, other than the Insulinoma symptoms, until Sunday when
I found him making noises when he urinated. I picked him up and saw
that his anus and penis were both swollen and red. Since he is weak
in his hind legs he just totally lays down to pee and get's it all
over himself. I gave him a bath and took him to the emergency vet,
where they said that it looked like it was from agitation from the
urine. They gave him another glucose which was 65.

Since that time I have made sure to keep him dry and the redness and
swelling have subsided but not totally gone away and he is still
crying when he urinates. I called the vet again today and she said
that it sounds like possible adrenal disease and that they will look
for it during his surgery Friday. I'm just afraid it could be
something else and that Friday will be too late. He is still
urinating a large amount and he is eating his frequent meals of baby
chicken food, but he is not that interested in drinking water so I
have been watering his food down.

Am I being paranoid? What else can I do to make him feel better?