Message Number: FHL6197 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Heather Williams
Date: 2008-09-26 21:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Extreme Weight Gain in Female Ferret?

The vet had success today!=A0 She was able to get the needed blood from Che=
wie to do the tests she wanted.=A0 I should know by the end of the week wha=
t the results of the Chem panel are.=A0 The adrenal screen will take longer=
..=A0 Thank you to everyone who emailed with words of encouragement!

--- On Fri, 9/26/08, Heather Williams <> wrote:

From: Heather Williams <>

The vet was unable to find anything during today's visit.=A0 She was not ab=
le to get a blood sample for a workup but not for lack of trying and not be=
cause Chewie was a=A0wiggleworm.=A0 No veins could be found in=A0either sid=
e of the neck or front legs.=A0 She did asparate (maybe not the right word)=
Chewie's stomach to see if there was fluid but all that was found was fat.=
=A0 She could not find any masses during palpation.=A0 Lungs were clear.=A0=
Heartrate was difficult to determine.=A0=A0The Dr. thought it seemed to sp=
eed up when Chewie inhaled and slow down when she exhaled.=A0=A0Is that pos=
I am taking Chewie back Tuesday afternoon to have another try at drawing bl=
ood.=A0 If my local vet still can't get anything, I will look into speciali=
sts outside my area.=A0 Please say a prayer that all will go well Tuesday!


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