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From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2009-04-09 20:00:40 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Has anyone ever encountered ectopic PANCREATIC tissue? ointment Q

The black thing came out last night. It was pretty blood
encrusted, so no idea what it was but it was 1/16th of an
inch long and thinner in the other dimensions. That's a
very big splinter of any type to be in a ferret's vulva.

Today the ferrets rejected the water so we are using bottled
water for the compresses as well as drinking and another,
much smaller piece of black something that was thin came
out and then the wound bled a tiny bit so hopefully that is
all of what she has in her.

Her vulva is mildly prolapsed -- still swollen in that area so
we aren't home free yet -- but the size is greatly reduced
now. It's really responding well to the wet, warm compresses.
This is good! We are getting her comfortable. She acts like
she finds the compresses very soothing, BTW, and this is
someone who usually does not like water on her.

Some medical problems just are very hard to figure out
but I think we are really on the right track for her now.

The lab never did find out what it did with her tissue, but
it may well be that the adrenal was okay, but the problem
all along maybe has been a really hard to shed splinter in her.
That also would explain the negative adrenal panels, and
it would explain those mesentery nodes which first enlarged
when she took a bite to the vulva long ago remaining up or
being up again to similar sizes each time checked.

As to the lab saying her adrenal sample was an insulinoma
sample, well, I just hope that whoever THAT tissue belonged
to -- since it obviously was not Whizbang's adrenal -- is
aware of insulinoma. The only decent explanation is mislabeling
in the lab.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:

--- In, "Sukie Crandall" <sukie@...> wrote:
> Something black appeared on her vulva.
> I thought it was dried blood on the outside but it is something black under the skin there right where she has been having the swelling and where the pus burst from, so we are continuing the warm and wet compresses in the hopes that it begins to emerge.


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