Message Number: SG8510 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2004-04-11 00:29:08 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Kidney cancer
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Hi, Vickie and everyone else,

> I didn't think to ask if was
> possible to operate and remove the kidney and have
> him live on only one.

Pertwee had a nephrectomy (right kidney removed) at
age two. The surgery was necessary due to polycystic
disease. His left kidney was fine. He lived for
another three and a half happy, playful years. His
death had nothing to do with his remaining kidney.
NOTE: he did NOT have kidney cancer.

Good luck,
Caity and the super six