May 19th, 2004

Live Long & Prosper, Birthday

Bad sign...

We took the ferrets to the vet today because Comet has gained a whole lot of weight in the past week and Galaxy has been losing the hair on her butt and tail for a while. My mom thought that Comet was gaining fluid. However, both of the ferrets turned out to have the same problem: tumors on their left adrenal glands. Comet's is further gone, so he's getting surgery tomorrow. He's got a 50/50 chance of survival. Galaxy's surgery will apparently be a simpler one since the tumor is much smaller, so she's scheduled for next week. We're praying for both of them and Galaxy's currently missing the companionship of Comet, since he's staying overnight at the vet's. If I were Catholic, I'd probably be praying to St. Francis of Assisi, who I think is the patron saint of animals. I may just do that tonight, too.