Message Number: YG6788 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-29 23:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re: adrenal problems: clarifications

To me, emergency is pretty well defined. The ferret with white gums
and nose that was flea infested was an emergency situation. A ferret
vomiting with signs of a possible blockage or a ferret with a urinary
blockage is an emergency. If one has to wake the vet in the middle
of the night, or rush to the emergency clinic in the wee hours, it's
an emergency. If you can make an appointment for a few days from now
without worry, it's not an emergency.

Not to be difficult, but I don't fully understand all of what you're
saying in the quote below.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "More Ferrets?!?" <moreferrets@h...>
> mike: i think perhaps i should be clear when we're talking
about "emergency" or "serious" conditions. i don't mean the ferret is
> at death's door and surgery is necessary TODAY, i mean that the
surgery revealed how serious the condition is - and in a couple of
> the cases, in critters who's symptoms were incredibly subtle. i
can't see where you said otherwise ;)~ i just want to make sure i'm
> clear.