||[Nov. 18th, 2007|11:02 pm]
Thursday, when i got home from work, I noticed Biff was breathing really hard. I called the emergency clinics and none of them would treat ferrets with any knowledge. I called my vet and made the next available appointment. We got in Saturday morning. Though breathing hard, he scoped the room out for the 2 hours we were there. At the time, the breathing thing seemed to be a simple annoyance to Biff. The doctor, who has TONS of experience with ferrets and has a dozen herself, doesn't know what's wrong. The xrays only showed that he has only one functioning lung. A large lump sum later and no answers.
Biff is really rather down for the count today. He's only 3 years old. We're baffled. All we can do now is wait for blood work and possible do a ultrasound next week with an aspirated biopsy if we don't learn anything. He's been put on 2 antibiotics for the time being. One being administered with a syringe and the other orally. He's in my room with a heating pad, humidifier and lots and lots of blankets. He'll randomly wake up and 'hulk out' on the bars because he wants out but he'll quickly run out of steam.
Biff is where my decision to rescue all stemmed from. He means soooo very much to myself and my husband. We're a mess here with worry.
Any kind of advice, prayers, anything would be greatly appreciated.