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From: Angie George
Date: 2002-02-18 17:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Post surgical paralysis

when our ten month old ferret had her spleen removed, she had the
same thing happen, except for the bladder problem. I was told when I
called the vet that this was "normal"??? due to the i.v. site that
they had put into her bone marrow??
nlchipman wrote:
My question involves my 5 year old ferret Snoop. He underwent
surgery on January 14th to remove and prostate cysts. He seemed
be recovering well from his surgery until about the 9th day. At
time, his tail seemed to go limp and, progressively over the next
days, he lost all use of his hind end. He cannot even pee on his
own. I have to squeeze him to extract his bladder. He is on
Dexamethazone and has not improved or gotten worse. Other than
paralysis, he seems very bright and lively.

I was concerned about ADV, so I did the home saliva test, which
out negative. The vet believed it was a stroke or an embolism,
it seemed too progressive to be that. Does anyone have any

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