Message Number: YG7527 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-09-28 10:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Quick Question on Spleen Removal

When our Sidney has his spleen out about 10 years ago, our vet told
us he did a similar thing. He was worried that Sid wouldn't survive
the surgery due to the huge spleen and the amount of blood that would
be lost. After surgery he said they he had squeezed (massaged?) the
spleen to get as much blood back into the body as possible before

That didn't sound like something one could really do, but what do I
know. Sidney recovered quickly, by the way.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Sukie Crandall <sukiecrandall@t...>
> A vet who was the best surgical vet we've ever had used to pat and
> massage them to return as much blood to the body beforehand as a
> standard procedure when one needed to come out