Message Number: YG5210 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-05 21:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Possible Blockage

Katharine wrote:

>Mike wrote:
><My first ferret Sidney had two rubber disks in
>his stomach that
>were found quite by accident during spleen
>surgery. We have
>no idea how long they were in there. He never
>exhibited any
>signs of a blockage.<
>Same with my Cedes. His owner was going to have
>him euthanized since he had suspected insulinoma.
>Surgery was recommended and she couldn't afford
>it. My vet didn't want to euthanize him so his
>owner agreed to let me have him. We proceeded
>with the exploratory. He had horrible, awful
>teeth (his two top canines are still very brown,
>almost as if he's had distemper) and he had a
>rubber thing in his tummy. He didn't have
>insulinoma. Our theory is that between it hurting
>him to chew and this rubber thing taking up a good
>bit of his stomach space, he wasn't eating very
>much, hence the seizure. Removed the rubber,
>cleaned his teeth, and he was good as new!! Doc
>handed me the rubber thing during surgery, I stuck
>it in my pocket, got home and found it and it's
>been added to our little ferret memorabilia box.

Yes, the vets weren't sure that they even wanted to go in with our
Scooter. Between his blood tests and the ultrasound it was strongly
suspected that he had lymphoma in his liver. Turned out to be a huge
furball in his stomach. It had so irritate everything that there was
loads of inflammation of nearby organs and lymph nodes. So glad the
exploratory surgery was done; he is, too, given how much better he