Message Number: YG5025 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Beth Shaw-Meyer
Date: 2001-07-01 02:27:00 UTC
Subject: Adrenal Gland Disease

My ferret Callie was diagnosed with adrenal gland disease and
underwent surgery a few months ago. The vet said that if there were
tumors on both sides, he would only be able to remove the tumor on
one side- the other side is too close to a major artery and risk of
instant death was high. Unfortunately Callie had a tumor on each
side so he removed just the one. She is in good spirits and has
energy but she is very thin and has no hair from her shoulders down.
Would anyone know if drug therapy would help her? I have read about
a drug called Lupron that might be beneficial-does anyone have any
experience with it?