Date: 2001-07-08 03:35:00 UTC
Subject: (no subject)
(Dr. Williams could you please respond to this as well.....)
I will try to give you a very brief back drop of Bandits health history,
Bilateral adrenalectomy-left adrenal surgically removed and right froze with
ECE contracted probably from new kit back in Feb. of this year. Stools still
not normal (seedy). Was originally treated for heliobacter but treatment was
flagyl along with pepto, antibiotics and treatment protocol was to difficult
to follow. Bandit was stressing big time and it sounded to me at the time
more like ECE than helibacter.
Most recent BG was 78 or 80 -urinalysis negative, although Bandit seems to
strain during urination & deification. Radiograph taken vet suspects
possible crystal in bladder although not certain because pictures were not
great because Bandit kept moving.
TP was done to see if Bandit has adrenal disease because of hairloss on tail
and rear feet and lethargy. Have not received the results yet.
I'm really concerned over Bandit's behavior-when he is awake he scratches
(like he's digging) on the bottom of his cage, and when out of the cage he
runs to his spot where he lies on newspapers and repeats the same behavior.
This seems to happen before and after he eats.... I'm wondering if he has an
ulcer??? His appetite is fair sometimes I catch him nibbling on his kibble
and I usually hand feed him baby food at least twice a day. He does chomp at
the air during feedings and always licks his chops before he eats another
spoonful. I had my vet look in his mouth for ulcers but he didn't seem to
take a thorough look. Is there a certain way to check for them???
Dr. Williams can you comment on Bandits behavior and what you suspect might
be going on here???
Another thing is Bandit weighs a lot (3lbs something ounces) and to me the
weight feels like it's all in his abdomen- I worried that perhaps it's his
spleen (what should I do to see if it is??)