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From: More Ferrets?!?
Date: 2001-07-26 10:33:00 UTC
Subject: adrenal info...

Champ is my only cryosurgery for adrenal. He was Doc's first ferret cryo
last July (just barely 3 y.o.). In January, after he never seemed to fully
recover, Doc went back in. The right had "regrown". It was humongous this
time. He removed it again. Following the second surgery, Champ developed a
UTI, then chronic renal failure, then congestive heart failure............
I'll always wonder if the second surgery compromised his system so much that
it caused all of these other problems. I'll probably never know. Katharine

Katherine and mjo: sorry to keep being a pest folksÂ…have some more
questions for you both but once again I can't see the e-mail addresses!
Would you two be kind enough to send yours along to me at
moreferrets@h...? no message neededÂ…I can see the first part of the
addresses but can't see the whole thing or reply! :) thx!


I have had one ferret go through adrenal cryosurgery last Nov. He is
doing fantastic, has a full, thick, soft fur coat, full of energy,
as obnoxious as a kit! He's 5-1/2 years old, had regular surgery
5-1/2 months before the cryo, turned out to be a right adrenal and
malignant at that. Couldn't remove the entire gland as it was too
close to the vena cava. I figured his time was limited. This cryo
gave him a second chance and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

I have three others that are scheduled for surgery if we can get cryo
done in Tucson, Az. soon. We are trying to arrange this, need more
ferrets who would like to try the cryo in the Arizona or New Mexico
area. If anyone hears of any candidates please e-mail me.

mjo and the zoo

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