Message Number: SG546 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-30 11:23:39 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] RE: Up Date On Boo
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> The vet informed him that Boozers results (Jun 26, 2002) had come back
> positive for lymphosarcoma and that our poor sweet Boozer only has 2 to 3
> weeks to live. We were told we could try chemo therapy for 3 years, but the
> outcome could possibly be the same. Vets what are your thoughts on this?
> We would appreciate any suggestions to help Boozer's last remaining
> be happy and comfortable ones. Thanks All :-D >>

I've had my own ferret, Diana on chemotherapy since December. Other than a
bit of weightloss and the complete loss of her whiskers, she is doing okay.
Attitude is good, appetite is also. She is also on oral prednisolone once a

My vet has told me that without the chemo, Diana would have died by now. We
were lucky I guess that it was caught early enough to not involve any of her
major organs. We did suffer a bit of a setback when attempting to move her to
every three weeks of treatment - the lymphoma came back aggressively and we
moved her back to every two weeks.

In her case it has extended quality of life by now almost 8 months. I wish it
would go into remission, but I'm enough of a realist to understand that this
is not going to happen. Diana is happy though - playing with her sibling
Buster and still bright and alert. She may just see her fifth birthday -
September 17. I hope.

Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"