Message Number: SG17540 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "M. and M. FitzPatrick"
Date: 2006-06-09 01:30:46 UTC
Subject: Fwd: Re: [ferrethealth] Cryptococcus (WHY WASN'T THIS POSTED?)

I would like to know why this reply to a posting was
not posted. It could be helpful to the originator.
Please let me know what the problem is.

[Moderator's Note: if the post had been rejected you would have gotten an
explanation with the rejection, so I wonder if it never arrived. This is the first time I
have seen it myself.

One thing that I do notice is that a fundamental rule is broken in the note below.
We do not identify vets or hospitals by name in posts that also discuss cases, but
you include your address so those with questions can contact you directly and you
can certainly write to them directly, too.

So, now on to your post...]


--- "M. and M. FitzPatrick" <>

> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 09:38:11 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "M. and M. FitzPatrick"
> <>
> Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Cryptococcus
> To:
> Our Sandman has been battling cryptococcus for some
> time. I would be glad to fill you in fully if you
> like. After six vets we found one that fugured it
> out.
> Our Sandman is on Fluconazole Aqueous (Fresh)
> 20mg/ml
> suspension.
> His titers went from 1600 to 400 in about three
> weeks
> after getting on it. Our vet said he would be on
> this
> for 3-5 months.
> WARNING: Sandman went undiagnosed for a LONG time.
> During that time, the fungus ate a hole through the
> roof of his mouth (an oronasal fisula), which gave
> us
> a whole new problem to deal with (and two
> experimental
> and difficult surgeries). We did not notice it until
> the inflammation cleared up and we could see it.
> I have photos of him through every step, including
> surgery photos. I will be glad to send as detailed a
> summary as I can if you can use it.
> Meanwhile, your doctor may want to contact Dr.

[Contact Michael directly for this information.]
> Dr. intends to submit Sandman's medical
> summary
> to a journal of exotic surgery and has extensive
> notes
> and photos too.
> Let me know how this turns out for you.
> Michael FitzPatrick
> Ferret Shelter Northwest
> --- Katharine Long <> wrote:
> > I have searched the archives. There are a few
> posts
> > about cryptococcus but there doesn't seem to be
> any
> > substantial information on treatment.
> >

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