Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April, Miss Wendy and Freddy de Ferret here!
Well, today has been one of those 'Ever Decreasing Circles' type of day. We were up really early to get our walk in before Wendy was off to the vets. I tell you, weeing in the dark is no fun! We all managed to get back with thirty minutes to spare, so it was a gentle drive for April.
The vet had another go at listening to her heart and pronounce that she had a 'Heart Murmur' and that her tummy was full of fluid!
Not a good thing!
Having a dickey heart also means that she is not getting enough oxygen in her blood system and that is the reason she sleeps so much and seems to have lost her 'Sparkle'!
Old Two Legs agreed to an x ray and an ultra scan on her to see what was going on, he will get the full results and get a look this evening when he visits the vet.
The vet is to 'Phone a Vet' who is into ferrets for some advice on medication. If there is history of heart problems and a drug has proved to be of help then we have a good chance of keeping April around for some time but we won't know that until this evening.
OTL is not very happy at the moment, as he says, he has lost three ferrets in five months and that hurts.
We are all keeping our claws crossed that the 'Phone a Vet' will come up with something.
April says that she didn't mind the x ray 'cos she got a good slurp of Ferretone that OTL had left with the vet but the scan involved having the hair shaved off her tummy and now she is feeling the drafts!
On a brighter note, OTL found Freddy and Wendy cuddled up in the same bed last night and they were still there this morning! Mind you, Wendy still gave Freddy's ears a box when he refused to let her have the chicken strip he was eating!
They have been closer together today and even had a go at playing when they were on a rampage around the house. So we still think there is a good chance they will settle down together and when you think about it, she has been here less than two weeks, so there is plenty of time!
More news tomorrow!
Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April, Miss Wendy and Freddy de Ferret.