Message Number: SG287 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-15 01:47:39 UTC
Subject: RE: Post Op Ferret w/ hacking noises in chest/throat
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> but I am concerned about the I am hearing mucus noise I hear when she breathes
> while in a "sitting up"/"L" position.
> It is as if fluid is stuck in her lungs. I have called the vet in MD who
> is closed until Monday AM.

Dear Meg - She may also be suffering from a case of tracheitis which is induced by the endotracheal tube that is inserted in her windpipe during surgery. There can be some inflammation and swelling, which results in a hacking cough and some gurgling. I would keep a close eye on her, and if you notice any difficulty breathing, or a marked decrease in activity, then I'd see one fo the local vets or emergency clinic.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM