Message Number: YG6396 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-16 00:31:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Lump on tail?

>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?

Here's a useful chordoma write-up by Bruce Williams which covers your

>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.

Well, if it helps I sure have heard of ferrets WITHOUT cardiomyopathy
who developed murmurs and lived full lives.