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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-08-11 15:14:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Swollen Valva

In my opinion, it is a little premature to put your girl to
sleep if she has no other health problems. With surgery,
adrenal can be curable in a lot of cases, so please do not
give up on that idea. Have you asked your vet about payments?
Some vets will help you out if you tell them the situation.
Also, you can do Lupron shots to minimize the side affects of
the adrenal disease and to help her live more comfortably, but
the shots do cost money on a monthly basis.

I say all this having just gone through adrenal surgery on my
7 1/2 year old Maggie. We had thought of all the possibilities
and had decided that if it was her time to go, she would go
with us trying all we could for her. She had no other health
problems and came through with flying colors. She now acts
better than she has in a long time.

Here's some links to check out:

Hope this helps,
with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod

-----Original Message-----
From: Joy Jarrett []
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 11:55 PM

Swollen Valva = Adrenial desiease?

Our about 7 yr has a swollen valva what does this
mean?....if it is adrenial
how agreesive is the desiease?

I am due to have my baby the end of September and can't do
chemo/radiation wise but also can't afford the surgery for
it either....need
to know when is a good time to say "she's lived a long life"
and end any
discomfort or suffering on her part.

Any links or advice is appreciated.

Joy Jarrett

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