The winter landscape lies quiet and frozen, the snow cover very deep. I've had to shovel my way around the perimeter to make sure the ferrets can't get over the fence.
The ferrets spend most of their time underneath the snow cover where they have a huge network of caves and tunnels throughout the entire enclosure. This network is also including the frozen tunnels inside the hill well below the snow. The trees, bushes and logs provide natural spaces under the snow. Every once in a while, a ferret will pop up somewhere from one of the many tunnel openings!
Post by wepamperpets on Jan 27, 2011 20:38:56 GMT -5
wow I just LOVE Larven!
He's so handsome! what a beautiful head, very nice!! Thanks for sharing pictures of him! And how cool are those snow pics. I really wish I had a outdoor enclosure for my ferrets to run outside like that, too cool!
Renee Mommy to Dakota, Tipsy, and Hailey Dancer forever in my heart, I love you!
Heather, things have stabilized and settled into a routine. But the permanent intestinal damage persists for some of them. It's turned into a chronic inflammatory condition, and sadly this is likely to be with them for the rest of their lives. I just hope and try to prevent any further complications.
For those of you who don't know, we were struck by a severe viral enteritis, most likely ECE (diagnosed by ruling out other diseases and pathogens). I lost Disa, Darius and Mitzy despite prompt and extensive medical care . There's a summary of the sad events on my website if anyone's interested in the details: trickytrixie.tripod.com/enteritis.htm
In the wake of all this I'm currently slowly recovering from a prolapsed disc in my back, sustained from all the endless hours crouching on the floor nursing and caring for all the sick fuzzies. The resulting sciatic agony limits my time by the computer right now.
Yes, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself I can tell you, though, watching the ferrets and spending time with them is almost as affective as any pain medication
I'm sorry that the gastro-intestinal issues have become chronic but hopefully things will repair themselves with time. I'm glad that it's starting to move forward for you though. I'm sorry about your back though, that is so painful (speaking from experience here) you have my deepest sympathies in the pain you are experiencing. Good luck, I hope that it starts to heal soon. Have you tried chiro or accupuncture? ciao
Thanks Heather. Chiro is not an option with my current problem. Have tried it before, though, many years ago (I've had a problematic back for a long time). Accupuncture didn't do anything for me. Right now I'm using TENS (doesn't work particularly well for me), medical pain relief and, the most important thing: exercises . It's the exercises and time that will be the key in the long term. I had an MRI a few days ago and I'm waiting for the final diagnosis on that. But it seemed pretty clear from the images (looked at them myself) that it's a L4/L5-prolapse. Hopefully, this will heal by itself.
So, both I and the ferrets are doing our best to heal .