Message Number: YG7494 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-27 01:32:00 UTC
Subject: Lau Sue~Adrenal

Hi Ferret friends,
I haven't posted here for quite some time, however I have been
lurking and I appreciate all the information I get from this group.
An update: About a month ago I became concerned with my female
ferret Lau Sue, 3 years old. She was slowly loosing fur on her tail,
I thought it was Rat Tail. I took her into the vet and he stated it
was probably Adrenal due to the loss of fur and her Vulva was
I immediately chose to have the surgery, due to her being strong I
felt she would have a better chance. She had her surgery Tuesday and
all went well. They removed her left Adrenal Gland, and it was
enlarged. I was able to bring her home Tuesday night.
Tuesday night was fairly tuff, when she got home she ate and drank
like crazy only to throw it up soon after, which basically was my
fault for allowing her to eat like this. She was also very restless
through out the night, waking up about every hour or so to potty,
eat drink etc.
I am happy to report that this is the 3rd day after surgery and she
is doing great, she is still sleeping a lot, which I feel is a good
way to heal, and she is eating her Chicken Gravy, drinking water,
and taking her antibiotics like a pro.
Enclosed is a picture of her.
I am also enclosing a picture of her Adrenal Gland, it is not the
best picture, but I must say that I was so surprised to see how
small it was, about the size of a small pea. The vet gave it to me,
and I took it to the local veterinary college so they can test it. I
will find out the results in 2 weeks when I go to have her stitches
Thanks again for the very informative group you have here, it was
very helpful when I had to do the research on Lau Sue.
And thank you Christopher for your words of encouragement outside of
this group.
Kris & the Fur Kids
You do not have to walk in darkness.
If you will have the courage for love,
you may walk in light.
It will be the light of those who have suffered
for peace. It will be your light.
~The Sabbath Poems
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