Message Number: YG6377 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Amy & Dave Seyler
Date: 2001-08-15 12:21:00 UTC
Subject: Lump on tail? (2nd attempt to send)

It's me again, with my 7 y.o. ferret who only eats Meow Mix. (I've had no
success weaning in the good stuff, so I figure, he's 7, why bother?)

I noticed today that Max has a lump on his tail, down toward the end. It
feels like a hard round ball, about pea-sized. Is this a chordoma? Does it
need to be removed? Is it cancerous? What else could it be?

Max will be going to see Dr. W in a couple weeks, for fasting glucose and
(bummer!) hair loss I've just noticed -- absolutely adrenal. Just seems like
when it rains, it pours -- on Saturday Dr. W also diagnosed my 5 y.o. with a
Grade 2/6 heart murmur. When we did the xray, her heart was like a round
ball so now she's on enalapril (sp?) once a day. My second with cardio.

Oh well -- any info on the tail lump would be great.

Amy, Dave, Sarah & Paul
(and their gaggle of giggling ferrets)
RIP Ian, Elektra, Claudia & Sidney

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