Message Number: YG5569 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-16 18:04:00 UTC
Subject: Crystilline Urine

My ferret, Fritter had a bladder failure yesterday. His bladder was
full, golf ball sized, and he could not urinate. Two months ago, he
had a right adrenla - ectomy and a small muscular tumor was removed.
All histopatology reports and blood work ups showed he was all right.
After anesthesia, he could not be expressed. Then, the catheter
failed, apparently the blockage was too great. A rectal flushing also
failed. Finally, Dr. Merrit went in on his side, flushed out his
bladder and pushed a stream out his urethra.
I will not know if he can go by himself til tomorrow or if he will
make it til tomorrow.
I want to know what you all think and how long before we know how
much damage his kidneys have sustained.