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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2009-02-24 01:04:52 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Addison's help

Did you mean adrenal disease? Addison's is not normally found in
ferrets except in ferrets who have had both adrenals removed at the
same time.

If she only had her surgery last Thursday, February 19th, she should
still be confined to her cage and not allowed to be walking around or
even climbing of any kind, including into a litter box. Put paper
down for her in a single level cage. It will take her at least a
week to ten days to recover from surgery. If she is too active too
soon she risks having her internal stitches let go.

I learned this the hard way with my first ferret who had surgery.
She needed a second surgery to repair the resulting hernia because I
had allowed her out of her cage too soon even though it was only a
few minutes at a time. I also did not give her papers to use but
left a small litter box for her to use.

Even if everything looks great on the outside, it does take a while
to heal from major surgery. When she's feeling stronger and better
she'll start eating on her own.

Its only been 4 days since her surgery, she is bound to feel tired
and still needs TLC and convalescent time.


--- In, "pigleeownee" <dsauter@...>
...Her surgery was last
> Thursday.

> She only had one gland removed so the second must not be producing
> sufficient enough hormones?..
> What are the symptoms of Addison's? I searched and find posts with
> people who say their ferret experienced it but none which lists
> symptoms.
> Can I expect to see improvement from the pred until we go in


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