Monday, June 27, 2005

One sick ferret

Just took Weiser, my non-evil ferret, to the vet and found out that after 7 years he's come down with what appears to be swollen adrenal glands. This is actually pretty common amongst ferrets but it's still sad to see. He's losing his fur and getting really lethargic.

I would really love to get him the operation to make him feel better but my vet, who does not actually perform it, estimates the cost at $1000.

But just look at this face.
How can you say no to that.

To make the decision even harder, my brother and sister-in-law are on their way out for vacation and my nephews and niece, who just love Miller and Weiser, would probably be devastated if anything happened to him.

It's going to be a hard couple of weeks.

Well now it appears I'm being referred to a ferret specialist. Of course, like all ferret specialist in the fine city of Ottawa, he's going on vacation for the next week (is there some International Ferret Symposium going on that I haven't heard about) so I can't see him till at least the 11th.

The good news, while Weiser doesn't look like a good surgical candidate, because of his extreme old age, there is a shot, or series of shots (my vet didn't know the details) that has a chance of helping out.

Keep your fingers crossed.


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