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From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2004-04-03 17:53:16 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Vena Cava Ligation surgery
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I am assuming that the vena cava ligation was done to
completely remove a right adrenal gland. If this was,
in fact, a second adrenalectomy what you are
describing could be Addisonian symptoms. I would get
her to the vet ASAP and have her electrolytes checked.
If that's what it is the situation could become life
threatening fairly quicky so don't wait until Monday.
If your vet can't see her then take her to your local
animal emergency clinic.

Caity and the super seven

--- wrote:
> My 6 yr old ferret just had vena cava ligation
> surgery. She own't eat anything but is drinking
> lots of water. It has been 8 days since her
> surgery. The first adrenal surgery 2 years ago went
> fine and she ate the day I brought her home. I
> brought her to the vet yesterday and she spent the
> night. He said she physically looks good and told
> me to try Sucralfate. I have forced fed her once
> today and 2 times yesterday. She hasn't gone to the
> bathroom yet today since I got her from the vet.
> Soes anyone have any suggestions on what it could it
> be? SHe is drinking plenty of water like I said.
> Does anyone know how longit takes the Sucralfate to
> work?
> Thanks all suggestions would be great!!
> Ann

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