Message Number: YG6601 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-24 11:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ECE...Going on for 1 month now ....HELP!

Have you tried any antibiotics for possible ulcers? When Fitz became
ill, he seemed to get a little better and then a lot worse. The vet.
recommended Biaxin in case of an ulcer due to his compromised immune
system. He is now on prednisone to help settle his inflamed bowels
and he seems to be doing quite well. He has been sick for about 1 &
1/2 months now. I know it is hard to keep feeding when they seem so
very nauseous, but you have to keep it up. It really sounds like you
need to talk to your vet again. Good Luck and keep us posted.

Fitz, Honey, and Buster
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Vex@n... wrote:
> I have three ferrets Skittles, Nibbler, and Baci. Skittles got sick
> first and a day later Nibbler. Their symptoms were Throwing up,
> lathargic (just wanted to sleep or rest) the worst stool I have
> seen...liquidy, smelly, muscusy green, orange, tan, creamy and
> Nibbler began to show improvement a week later and I thought
> was as well but then he dropped into it again. It has been 4 weeks,
> and he just had the diarrhea and now he is puking again!To tell you
> my routine for the last 2 weeks is I have been using Tylan (0.5cc
> tylan diluted in 15cc's of water 2.5cc's every 12 for 3 days)then
> using a prescription by my vet to use Chloro Palm 250(1cc every 12
> hours for 12 days). I am only feeding the chicken soup nothing else
> and maybe only getting between 15-28cc's every 12 hours.The Tylan I
> have used twice once for 3 days last week and now once again this
> week for 3 days again. I am going to stop using the Tylan and just
> stick with the medication and hopefully see an improvement. I am
> going to just feed chicken with broth with a lil water and leave
> the whipping cream and nutrical. Perhaps the richness is causing an
> upset. I am trying to be patient although this has been 1 month and
> am having such a hard time looking at my baby in discompfort. This
> last week I will tell you the stool has not changed and he is
> me force feeding the medications and the soup. Although it must be
> done for him otherwise I don't know what would happen. There is no
> dehydration, has spurts of energy and then just lies flat staring
> with a sad face, a friend listened to his tummy after 6 cc's of the
> chicken soup and did not seem to hear any gurgles in the tummy
> questions if he is even digesting. He does not seem to be in pain
> touch his belly area. His weight just seems to be dropping at a
> gradual pace. His fat sacks are nearing their last and with the
> chicken soup is beginning to throw it up agian only after 14 cc's I
> am booking another appointment and would like some assistance to if
> this has been experienced. Or if you have and idea or perhaps
> something that will settle his belly. I think perhaps an ulcer or
> some sort of tummy thing. We seen his weight lose before the virus
> hit so also have some thoughts that something else was going on
> before and just made it worse. I would not mind to hear anything
> either Vet or personal experiences. I have used pepto bismol and
> quite using it when it seemed to not help then used the Tylan but
> think it may be interfering with the medication perscribed I have
> heard of liquid immodium but not sure on the measurments for a
> Skittles drinks water and attempts a few pieces of kibble but seems
> to be uncompfortable and depressed please help me! Vex
> Ps Baci is a whole other story he was an over weight ferret when I
> bought him from a pet store and seems to have a bit of green stool
> but other then that no other symptoms ( to make a very long story
> short )