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01 August 2008 @ 10:23 pm
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So last night Newie just...got better. He stopped crying, he finally pooped (he was constipated for a while, like, he had a huge bulgy belly) and he spent the night and much of today asleep (ferrets sleep something like 18 hours a day, normally, and he was constantly awake and cranky for the past few days)

So all evening he's been running around the apartment, climbing up and down stuff, knocking stuff over, humping shoes, and generally being Newbie.

He's still sick, I know, but he's not suffering. And he was definitely suffering the past few days.

Called the vet, and I'll be bringing him in sometime next week (Dave's gonna be in Lansing all next week, so unless I pop him in the basket of my bike...which would be SUPER CUTE...I'm stranded). Diagnosis to see if he has adrenal will run about $300 and surgery (assuming it's operable) will probably run $600 - $700. I will be honest...he is old, and I don't know if $1000 worth of surgery to maybe prolong his life by a few months is really worth it. I'll still bring him in, see if there's anything they can do to make him comfortable in the meantime. It doesn't cost anything to have him put to sleep, so if it comes to that, that's what's gonna happen. I'll give him a few days though. He could have just been going through a rough patch.

Words simply cannot express what I am feeling right now. Not everyone gets a second chance. I seriously spent the past few days just locked in my room crying and cuddling him, and I just feel so amazing now.

(The whole time I've been typing this he's been barreling around the living room in circles, giggling and jumping onto stuff, omg)
Where in the world is Carmen SanDiego: Chaise
Feeling: relievedrelieved
Jamming: Thriller - Michael Jackson
xero1186xero1186 on August 2nd, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
We've had to put two pets down in a month. It's rough and I wish you the best getting through it.
genevieve_lgenevieve_l on August 3rd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
awww glad to hear he's better...its always exciting when a pet gets better
slade_moonriseslade_moonrise on August 3rd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Aww, so cute, heh. I'm sorry to hear your last few days have been pretty gut-wrenching but hopefully he's better for good now. I, too, have had to put a couple of pets down in the past, one of whom was like another member of the family. I wish the best and you know I'm here for you if you need me. Soon I'll be in Mt. Pleasant so at least I'll be closer :-)