Date: 2001-07-02 00:15:00 UTC
Subject: ECE question
My vet is confident that our ferrets have contracted ECE as they
became ill shortly after a new kit was introduced. Three of the four
are recovering nicely, but the fourth one is getting me worried. We
keep him hydrated by giving him Sub-q fluids and he actually drinks
quite a bit on his own but he is refusing food in any shape, way or
form. He is on Amoxi, Kaopectate and since yesterday injections of
Raglan and Pepcid. We're pretty sure he has ulcers, he grinds his
teeth frequently and is very uncooperative when it comes to
swallowing anything. He has nausea and is always pawing at his mouth
after we give him any meds by mouth.
He hasn't eaten in three days...my question is: what else can I/my
vet do? How long can this go on? If I force feed him by syringe he
vomits everything up within minutes.
Any input would be GREATLY appreciated.
All my best.
Maria and Junior
PS: just some background Junior is 4 years old, had bi-lateral
adrenal surgery and is on pred and florinef.