Message Number: YG855 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Erin Simkins
Date: 2001-03-07 09:34:00 UTC
Subject: Thank you's about spots & kidney stuff

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Bruce Williams, DVM" <williams@e...>
> Dear Erin - The red spots that you have noticed are seen fairly
> commonly in older ferrets with adrenal disease, as many have
> mentioned
> Regarding renal failure (the same thing as kidney failure), this is
> not an esy thing to stage. We depend on bloodwork for relatively
> gross trends in the diminishing kidney function.

Dear Dr. Williams, Lisa Leidig, Katharine and Moxie (& Chance),

I would just like to take a moment to thank each of you for your
replies to my questions about Mondo. I feel better about the red
spots and I'm not as anxious about them as before. It's good to know
that it's not internal bleeding or something of the sort. (You know
all those scary things that run through your mind at 11:30 at night!)

About kidney (renal) failure, I'm scared for my little boy but having
the info that you've all provided me, I at least feel a little better
prepared now. Moxie, thank you for telling me your experiences with
your ferrets. I know it couldn't have been easy and I appreciate it
so much. I really hope that when his time comes, he goes peacefully
and that he doesn't need help. If he does, it'll be my last
opportunity to make him feel comfortable and I'll do it with tears in
my eyes and an open wound in my heart. I love him so...

Thanks again for helping me learn. I treasure this list and all of
you on it!

Hugs to all,