It is with tears in my eyes and sorrow in my heart that we had to give Scout peace today. Ferrets are like many animals, you never have any idea that anything is wrong until the very end. Sunday was the day that lymphoma reared it's ugly head. Up until then, Scout did not seem to have any symptoms at all. But then loss of appetite, very shallow breathing and weakness in his hind quarters. We were at the vet when they opened the next morning. Under oxygen his breathing was better, but X-rays showed fluid in his abdomen. They did an aspirate of the fluid and it was full of lymphoma cells. How long had he been hiding the problem, no one has any idea Since his breathing was better we took him home and hoped for a few more months with him. But this was not to be.His loss of appetite continues, though we did get him started on baby food. But his breathing slowly became more shallow and this morning, he was having a difficult time. The most loving thing that we could do was give him peace. We will always see him "Scouting about" looking for his treats. Rest my little friend, be in peace.
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2018 10:16:09 GMT -5 by huronna
I know your heart is broken, I know and understand the awful pain you are in right now. No matter how many times you go through this it never gets any easier. Dance on at the Bridge Scout, you were well loved and will be missed.