Message Number: FHL2342 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:21:51 -0400
Subject: [ferrethealth] Mayhem
I just want to thank everyone for your help and information. Mayhem passed away quietly in my arms yesterday. He never really woke up after his visit to the vets the day before. If nothing else this became a quality of life issue as much as anything. He could really no longer get around very well (he got himself stuck over a litter box that was not cut down). He could go down the stairs but then he was stuck at the bottom, until someone would see him and come and get him. In the end he only ventured out of his blankies to go to the litter box (he free roams) and he would not eat on his own. The day that I took him to the vets, I woke him for his meds, and woke him to feed him. He was also unresponsive for over 5 min or more when I woke him (ferret dead sleep)
I have a couple of questions, that I would like some input if possible.
My vet did a mini autopsy on him. His heart was enlarged but not hugely. He did have some fluid build up in his lungs. What she didn't understand was the huge amounts of fat, globules surrounding his heart, and his abdomen. He did have a slightly enlarge right adrenal gland, though no tumour appeared present. His spleen was slightly enlarged but again not dangerously so. There were no visible tumours present. Mayhem was about 8 or so yrs old. I guess I'm just afraid that I may not have waited long enough....
Heather and the furkids
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