Date: 2001-08-03 15:37:00 UTC
Subject: post operative coagulating of blood leading to coma/death
I am writing in the hopes that one or more of the vets on this board
shed some light on a condition I have never heard of until today.
My partner, Linda, took our latest rescue, Popcorn, in for adrenal
He had a huge spleen and showing classic hair loss pattern. Surgery
performed yesterday afternoon. He was taken to a very reputable
Both adreanals were removed. The spleen altho very large
left due to having to remove both adrenals.
Popcorn seemed to have a normal recovery. He awoke from his
and was alert altho uncomfortable. He was eyeballed at the vets
mins. This morning, late, one of the vet techs noticed a LOT of
The vet was called in. Popcorn went into a coma. His blood began to
coagulte thru out his little body. Anti couagulants were given but
avail. We lost Popcorn shortly after noon today.
My questions follow.
Is there a test that would/could determine the likelihood of this
before taking a ferret into surgery? If we had known of this
(already present before surgery?) we would have opted for lupron or
other drug therapy. If there is a test and it does show a
for the blood to coagulate like this, is there some sort of treatment
could be used to avoid it.
We very much appreciate your input. We are a new shelter and would
much have loved to save this life. We are looking to save future
Karen and the Scruff You Gang