Message Number: YG7319 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-18 17:49:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Honey broke her back

In a message dated 9/18/2001 3:24:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

... I'll
set her up in a cage with bed pads for absorption and food and
water in
close and low placement, for when I'm not home. While I'm home
she'll be
on the futon where she can keep a watch on everything and of
course she'll
sleep beside me at night. She's on pediapred and warm water
therapy. Any
other suggestions?

Hugs. tle

I would make sure she is put down in different positions so she
doesn't get bed sores or loss of fur. I also would go through normal
range of motions with her body so she doesn't get contractures and
to help facilitate blood flow. I'm an RN and have worked with
paralized people. A friend of mine had a dog in the same situation.
I'm not sure on the exact problems a ferret would get, but I'm sure
it would be the same for ferrets as it is for humans and dogs. Keep
loving her and watching over her. Kisses from me and my boys.
Amy and the boys
God Bless America
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