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From: Pam Sessoms
Date: 2010-12-22 19:11:09 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Terrible Reaction to Distemper Injection - UPDATE on condition

> She has like sneezing fits at times and when we use the nose drops we will normally see some blood come out of her nose.

Cindy, years ago I had a ferret named Nana. She nearly died after an
adrenal surgery and had lots of complications, one of which was a
horrible allergic reaction.

Too much happened with her to go into all of it, but one part of her
story is reminding me of your Molly. While recovering from all the
other problems, Nana began having extremely violent, screaming
sneezing fits and did a lot of open-mouth breathing. I did *not* see
fresh blood from her nose, though, so that's different.

My vet ultimately sedated her and used a very small endoscope to look
up her nose. My vet is a bird specialist and has a lot of small
equipment; I'm not sure if the scope she used was a piece of specialty
equipment or if it was just a standard thing that most vets would
have. Turns out, one of Nana's nostrils was full of large, hard
scabs. The vet was able to remove a lot of it during the procedure,
and we tried to keep her eyes and nose moist and her air humid after
that, to help her sneeze out the rest. Eventually, she stopped
sneezing and could breathe through her nose again.

Anyway, of course, I don't know if your Molly has scabs inside her
nose or not. I just wanted to toss out the idea of having a vet use
an endoscope to try to get a look up there. Since that and the nasal
flush both would require sedation, maybe it would be possible to do
both at the same time, if it looks like doing the flush will be
necessary in the future.

Here's an old post of mine about Nana:

All my best wishes,

Pam S.


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