Message Number: YG6099 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sandy
Date: 2001-08-03 22:37:00 UTC
Subject: Dr Williams please HELP

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From: Sandy
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 10:16 PM

We have a ferret we rescued (Teddy bear) approx. 3 yrs old he
was a whole male, we had him nuetered about 2 weeks after we
got him. He seemed to recover from that fine. After the
stitches were removed we tried to integrate him into our other
2 ferrets lives and he became sick a week or so
slimy green mucous looking stool, then diahrea. He became very
sick in a short time and we went thru 4 vets before we found
Dr Sharon Marx in state college who hospitalized him for 4
days, we brought him home last tuesday, on the way home he was
eating kibble (eukanuba intestinal formula) on his own
(finally). The treatment we are giving him is as follows :
20cc sub q 3x a day, 1/8 tab sucralfate 3x a day,.50ml
amoxidrops 2x a day, 1 to 2 ml kaopectate 3x a day and we are
feeding him chicken baby food, Dr Marx wanted us to mix
eukanuba low residue adult canned food with it but Teddy isnt
havng it all. A friend of mine said to change to ad with boost
at at least 60cc a day. Dr marx suspects a relapse from a
prior bout with ece due to stress, or possibly a heliobactor.
The treatment we are giving him doesnt seem to be getting him
better its been 4 days since he came home and he still will
only get up when we get him up and we have to feed him by
hand. This is our very first ever sick ferret and we are
learning so much, I now know that I have to force him to eat
weather he wants to or not. My question is do you think an
ulcer protocal would be a better maybe some
amoxi and biaxim and continue the sub q fluids for awhile , we
are only supposed to administer them till tomorrow. I will be
getting some ad and boost tomorrow and mixing that with his
chicken baby food and making sure he gets at least 60 cc a
day. we will do whatever it takes please tell me what you
think ?

Thanks for your time