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From: Public Relations
Date: 2001-07-10 13:12:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Vets: Need advice on difficult
adrenal case (vascular surgery, caval ligation, cryosurgery, etc.)

It sounds like you have crackerjack vets-- that can only be equalled by Doc
Edwards in Upstate NY! Congratulations on your ferrets recovery. Yes it i
important to keep them quiet for 3-4 days following this procedure-- often
supervising short playtimes after this and carrying them around will help
pacify there need for social activity.

At 11:55 AM 7/10/01 -0500, you wrote:
> I am a little late in responding to your post as I have been very busy,
>if you have figured out what to do for Florian than disregard. I live in
>San Antonio and so only about an hour and a half from you and my ferret just
>had surgery for adrenal. She had a tumor on the left and a larger tumor on
>the right and it was encompassed around the vena cava and spread to part of
>the pancreas and the liver. Our vet is AWESOME, she was able to remove the
>left and was going to try cryo (which they do often) only with the extensive
>involvement of the vena cava she was not able to do that she said. My
>understanding is that she ligated the vena cava and removed the right and
>the tumors on the pancreas and liver and in essence she will be like a human
>with addison's disease. But otherwise she should be fine. It has been a
>week and she is eating and drinking and doing well. She is separate from
>her cage mates and doesn't seem to appreciate it. She want to go play. She
>is doing great. The vet said that she has a 75% chance of doing fine and
>developing colatteral circulation and that would establish within 24-48
>hours of the ligation , so I think we may be out of the woods. The vet said
>that it took her a little over an hour when usually it is a 15-20 minute
>procedure. I was totally impressed. He name is Dr. Thea Gates and her
>husband does them as well, Dr. Leo Gates . If you need any more info,
>please feel free to contact me privately.
>Dianna & The Animal House
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