Post by candykittten on Aug 26, 2012 0:07:57 GMT -5
My moms ferret Snow has three large masses; one on her lungs, one on her kidneys and one that appears to be a massive spleen. It is beleived that she has cancer My mom is low on funds bc of a dental emergency involving my brother that happened last month but she managed to scrape some funds together for an xray and exam when Snow became lethargic and lost her appetite.
Snow is back at home and on pain medication but my mom is looking at having her euthanized next week She will leave behind her cagemate and lifemate Mika.
thank you to stivsferretbiznus for the signature of my fuzz!
I am so sorry cram as many happy memories into this week as you can I know her heart is already full of love let her leave you and mika some smiles before she goes as as miami has said please let him say his goodbyes after she has passed this was he will realise she has gone and wont be coming back and the pain wont be as bad sending hugs your way take care bye for now Bev
Post by bibliophiliac on Aug 27, 2012 6:40:38 GMT -5
I am so sorry. Definitely do as much as you guys can with her. Feel free to spoil her rotten. Give her a little bit of ice cream, or chocolate. Or something she seemed to like when she snuck it past the humans.
My guy got lots of cuddle time. He was allowed out almost all day long when I could. And he got treats left and right. I think in one day he was getting about 6 different helpings of treats (only when we decided to let him go).
Also, I took some ferret lax (some reason my guys love this more than 'tone) with us to the vet and that was the last thing he did. He was excitedly licking the lax before he yawned and left us. It was nice though. I know his last thought wasn't "Ow!". It was "Oh, yum! Ooh I'm tired"
So this helped ease us a lot when he passed. Rescue Remedy is wonderful. Really worked well for my others. I used it for about a week. Really could see a huge difference.
[/IMG] last I spoke with my mom, Mika was avoiding the body but I told her to leave Snow with her until she started grooming her[/quote]
Firstly, I am so sorry. I was really hoping she would have more time. DIP little one!
As for Mika not grooming Snow, it may just be how SHE handles the grief. Two of my ferrets sniffed Booth, then that was it. They were done. They saw he was gone and dealt with it.
The other two took it harder. One groomed him a bit. Then left. The other groomed him, nudged him, cried, and then for the next two weeks, she HAD to see me at ALL times or she wouldn't get up to do anything.
So, perhaps Mika is just accepting it without showing it. Either way, have your mom give her some Rescue Remedy. Works great to help deal with stress, or even the death of a cagemate. Also, lots of cuddle time. More treats. More play time.
New toys might also help as it gives them a good distraction for a little while.