Message Number: YG82 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-02-21 16:08:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Fwd: Wiley

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., JTRADFORD@w... wrote:
> PLEASE e/mail this girl at imajag@w...
> Blockage,my thoughts too BUT,it's been a coupla days! Can she
> Tara
> From: kctom@w... (Katie DUH?)
> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 23:11:25 -0500 (EST)
> To: JTRADFORD@w...
> Subject: Fwd: Wiley
> From: IMAJAG@w... (Julie A. Green)
> Subject: Wiley
> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 19:51:48 -0500 (EST)
> Hi Girls,
> I'm so worried about my Wiley. This past week has been so stressful.
> Not even considering the sadness I've had with Dale Earnhardt's
> I've had both my new kitties declawed and neutered. I wasn't really
> worried about that, but I stress out about them having to stay all
> and being away from home overnight. While that was going on, I
> a runny ferret stool. I determined that it was Wiley and kept a
> He didn't have anymore watery ones, but they stayed very soft, light
> colored and stinky and mucousy. I started giving him the Albon
> that I had left from his last similar intestinal problem.
> About mid-week, I found one with several hard, dark chunks in it -
> figured he had finally passed the problem. Just to e safe, I took
> to the vet Sat., but by then he was eating pretty good and I found a
> pretty normal stool. the vet said he didn't feel like he was
> constipated. So I felt better, but then within a day or so, I
> him eating less again and less poop volume and now i haven't seen
> evidence today. I have seen him pee, but not poop. Tonight i
> even get him to eat a sugar-pop, but this morning, I did get him to
> a cheerio or two. He won't take his ferretvite or ferretone - when
> smells them - he backs away and makes a licking or swallowing
sound. He
> still comes out and asks to go outside and have his garage time, but
> doesn't stay up long and does the flat-ferrret thing. I did get him
> drink a tiny bit of milk yesterday and that did produce a poop -
> still soft, mucousy, ittle stinky and grainy.
> But I don't see any poops today on the poopy pads and I can usually
> his from Baubles. I have an appt. for tomorrow at 11:20, but there
> no really good ferret vets around here. What should I ask him
> to do first - an ultrasound to test for a blockage ??
> I have made the heart-wrenching decision that when Wiley starts
> serious problems, I will not go to extreme measures of force-
> needles and such to keep him alive. He is probably 7
> or 8 yrs old, has never really been sick a day in his wonderful
> and I will not let his final days be full of pain and uncomfortable
> procedures. I still feel terrible about the last months of KK's
> I cann't do it again. He has to go in peace.
> If he were younger, I would do it in a heartbeat, but I just can't
> him thru it, when I feel it would mainlly be for my
> benefit to keep him with me.
> I know I've rambled on, but I am just so emotional right now.

My first thought is to stop giving milk/dairy products to your
child, and certainly not a sugar pop. Both are BAD for furkids. I too
suspect possible blockage and Wiley needs to get to a vet ASAP. Best
of luck and my thoughts are with you and Wiley.