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From: Andrea
Date: 2009-04-16 19:44:48 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] ferret with spinal problems

Hi Melissa,=A0 Like others have mentioned, I also thought of lymphoma that =
has gone into the spine.=A0 A few yrs ago, I had a little female that this =
happened to, loss the use of her back legs.=A0 She was confirmed w/ lymphom=
a thru a biopsy, but I dont exactly remember if there was a way to definate=
ly diagnose this that it went into her spine.=A0 She was on chemo for the l=
ymphoma, and she did go thru some radiation treatments for her spine - and =
that definately helped her.=A0 I want to say it took about 2 treatments, an=
d she was able to use her back legs and walk again.=A0

The thing that you mentioned that jumped out at me indicating it could be l=
ymphoma, is what you wrote of putting him on Pred, and then taking him off =
for trying something else, and he seemed worse during that time off the Pre=
d.=A0 If it is lymphoma and you take him off the Pred, it will make things =

Does he have any other symptoms?=A0 Other indications of lymphoma (but not =
always) are an enlarged spleen and enlarged lymphnodes.=A0 Those you would =
be able to biopsy.=A0 Has your vet mentioned lymphoma at all?=A0

I hope its not that, but wanted to let you know it could possibly be.=A0 Pr=
ayers to your little guy.

--- On Wed, 4/15/09, hippistyl <> wrote:

=A0 We try to treat the treatable with meds.=A0 We've tried a couple combin=
ations of medicine from ear infection at the beginning, progressing towards=
treating a tumor or infection.=A0 He is currently taking pred and some nas=
ty antibiotic for bone infections. Tried pain meds briefly instead of pred =
and he seemed worse.


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