Message Number: YG7296 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-18 03:33:00 UTC
Subject: Adrenal cancer

A few weeks ago I noticed that my little Cleo was beginning to lose
weight along with losing the hair on her tail. I immediately made a
vet appointment when I found this. The vet took blood and told me
she was checking the three hormone levels that get elevated when a
ferret developed adrenal gland cancer. When she called me with the
results she said that two of the three were elevated and that we now
need to schedule an ultra sound appointment to find out which is the
affected gland. Once that is determined then Cleo will have it
surgically removed or go through the injection treatment. We want
to have it removed so that it is a one time deal and she won't have
to get frequent injections. Is this how it usually works? I am so
frightened for her. I want her to be okay, but I don't know what
the best thing is to do. Do I trust my vet or get a second opinion?
It is still so hard to believe she has cancer. She is so happy and
loves to play with everyone including her ferret brother Alex. It
seems like she has more energy than ever. Any advise would be
greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much, Maureen & Cleo