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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2008-07-20 11:10:07 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: A trodden on ferret

Get him to a vet IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- In, "Meryl Faulkner"
<merylannefaulkner@...> wrote:
> Early this morning (6.00am PST) I woke and heard a scream/yelp. A
> ferret fight I thought. However it turned out that my house mate who
> is up really early had started walking down (tiled steps) from
> to family room to turn on the TV. He set his foot down and before
> realizing it trod on a ferret while trying to place his other foot
> the next step. He said it felt as though he flattened the ferret
> completely for I imagine less than 2 seconds - whilst he regained
> balance. My house mate weighs about 160 pounds. Ferris the ferret
> apparently went down the three steps remaining and lay flat on the
> rug. My house mate panicked and asked me to take Ferris (I was in my
> bedroom half awake) so I took Ferris into bed with me for about 20
> minutes. He was breathing rather rapidly and shallowly, and lay
> I looked /palpated him gently and could feel nothing different in
> spine (he has an abnormal bump the vet says may be a congenital
> or an old injury).
> He stayed really quiet and subdued for another half an hour so I put
> him in the cage they are kept in during house cleaning etc, and by
> he was able to go up the ramp to a hammock. He drank water after
> an hour. He has been very subdued all day, went back upstairs to a
> closet and hid, but tonight (10.30pm) emerged and looks OK and
> reasonably active.His poops look normal, but I'm trying to figure
> how any internal damage might show if it occurred. Presumable kidney
> damage would result in blood in his urine? or GI damage blood in his
> feces? I'm wondering if a spleen could rupture and what would be the
> signs. I'm wondering if I should assume all is well or take him for
> vet check up on Monday. Anyone have any thoughts?


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