Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jun 28, 2020 5:37:16 GMT -5
I lost another ferret yesterday---my sweet Phoebe. I went into the room to feed her and LeeLee, and my husband spied her halfway out of a bin. I noticed her tail was bushed out--which always concerns me because she almost choked to death and her tailed bushed out. He thought she was sleeping. But when he touched her she was cold. She was stiff on upper part of body. I do not know if she died within the hour or what. I do have her in the freezer in a shoebox as I am going to call my vet Monday and see if she will do a necropsy. I want to see why she died as she was running around up until this time ---no lethargy or any other symptoms. She did gain a little bit of weight. She probably was 6.5 years old as I got her off craigslist, and they told me she was almost 1.5 yrs.
I'm so sorry abbey. i know a necropsy won't bring her back, but if your vet is willing to do one, it may help him/her to learn more about fuzzies. I hope it's a little comfort to think that she probably passed quickly.
DIP Phoebe. You were loved and i know you had the best possible life.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jun 29, 2020 16:25:16 GMT -5
Phoebe had an aggressive adrenal tumor that had blood in it. It invaded the caudal vena cava. I think this what made her go into shock. (It is a blood vessel that goes to or lies near the heart). They gave me a short run down by phone, so it is possible that I might get some more information because it is a laboratory that tests for diseases in animals. They will not let you have the body back---state law. They do give you an option to have a company that cremates pick up the body so you can have the ashes.
DIP my girl---I am glad that I found you. Phoebe was found on craigslist and was said to be a little boy--the reason I went and got her. I had all girls at the time. I never looked to see until about 2 or 3 days later. Turned out she was deaf too and the people never knew--probably their first ferret.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jul 9, 2020 3:12:27 GMT -5
While I was vacationing in Florida, my hubby picked up the ashes of our little Phoebe. It came with a floral canister, but I thought I would let ya'll see her ashes. The little identification metal disc went in with her body and stayed with it from what I understand. They did misspell her name---but it is ok.