“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ragnar goes back to the ferret doctor.

He has lost some weight, but still looks good. He just doesn't feel well.

Ragnar in happier times, before his health problems.


Ragnar has been through a lot this year.


Ragnar and his mate Rowena. She passed away after an unsuccessful operation for adrenal disease.

Ragnar has a sore developing on his throat.  That's how the last thing that turned out to be a tumor started.  I have given him antibiotics and cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide, but these have done no good so Wednesday at 11:30 we have an appointment way South of here.  They have an exotic animal specialist who is good with ferrets. Also, if need be, they have a very good operating room. If he has to be operated on, and they can do it that day, I'll go ahead and have the surgery performed because I know this thing has to be hurting him.  Tonight I gave him extra Benedryl and Melatonin with his oil and paste supplements.



I went into town, despite the fact that it's hot and muggy outside.  Bought chicken feed and dog food, and a few things to snack on.  I saw this new magazine.  It's a quarterly.  Usually I wouldn't touch anything that had to do with the arch faker "Bear" Grylls, but I bought this one anyway.  It was $10.00.

If I like it, I'll subscribe and save some money on the magazine. Haven't looked at it yet though.


15 comments:

  1. Poor Ragnar has had a time of it, hasn't he. Thinking good thoughts. And yeah, I pray for animals, too.

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    1. He really has. Years ago, I made a mistake with Faye, and had the doctor keep trying to save the poor ferret when I should have let the furrie go. I don't want to make that mistake again. But Ragnar was doing so well after his last operation. Maybe this will just be something minor. I sure hope so.

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  2. poor ragnar get well soon little buddy

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  3. He's a tough furrie. I expect he will be ok. Good to hear from you Sol.

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  4. Hope the surgery goes well if he has it! You take good care of your animal friends.

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    1. He hasn't ever really recovered from losing Rowena. Now this comes along on the heels of everything else. But perhaps it's not serious. He's due for a break.

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  5. Sending prayers for the little guy!!! I hope it's something easy to fix.

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    1. I hope so too, Kathy. Should know Wednesday. Maybe it is much ado about nothing. I am afraid it's the cancer come back.

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  6. oh Harry - i am sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and little Ragnar right now! i hate to hear that he is not doing well and i know how much that upsets you. please be sure to give him a little extra scratch wherever he likes it best from me. i know how much you worry about him...and i worry about you. much love, Harry, to you and yours, always!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. +1 to what Vicki and kymber said. Know matter what kind of pets we keep they are family just like our children

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    2. I appreciate the kind thoughts. I am hopeful he'll be ok. I would have taken him today if they could have seen him, but Wednesday is the soonest they could get him in down there. People come from a long way away to bring their ferrets, hedgehogs and the like to this doctor.

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  7. I hope it is good news on Wednesday, Harry. Take it easy till then.

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    1. I was thinking I might take the truck into the shop tomorrow. That should pass the whole day, because if they can work on it I'll just wait around there til they finish. If they can't , I guess I'll make an appointment. I can't do anything more for Ragnar, we just have to wait til Wednesday and see what the situation is.

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  8. praying for ragnar.

    looking forward to your magazine review.

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    1. Thanks, it's appreciated. I'll take a look at that magazine here shortly.

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