Date: 2001-07-12 10:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ADV Surgery
I am NOT a vet , but you have posed some interesting points and as a
lay care giver these are the issues I see:
From a shelterers point of view-- in her compromised health you
could expect this - Liver impairment may well increase from
anesthesia, even the best kids sometimes have troubles with this .
Immune system in already impaired v ADV so recovery will be slow
and perhaps difficult from surgery-- any reason not to consider
Lupron treatments instead of surgery? In my perspective that would
be my choice option.
IF the vulva is swollen-- you are already looking at a RIGHT adrenal
with probable vena cava complications-- please keep that in mind..
I am sending good wishes to you and JoJo
At 07:15 AM 7/12/01 -0500, you wrote:
Okay so now for the question of the day. As the whole world now
knows, Jojo has ADV. She also has Adrenal Gland Disease. On top of
that she has lowered (i.e. no "disease" but not operating full
strength) liver and digestive system issues.
Jojo is actually only about 3-3.5 years old but has a bad past and
came into rescue is horrid shape. So as not to waste the time
here, if you wish to see Jojo's intake story, it is here:
Her Intake pictures are here:
Subsequent Updated Pictures:
So anyway.... the issue is... she is still rather small and
thin... seemingly in decent health but not the strongest either.
So is it is possible to go ahead with an Adrenal surgery?? Is it
advisable on cases like this? Or does the ADV contradict it in any
Obviously I will have our vet evaluate her as usual, but we didn't
know if the ADV status should be taken into consideration in any
way? Jojo is my vets first ADV as well and so I am compiling lot's
of information for her benefit to learn as well.
We are at something of a starting point with our knowledge here.
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