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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
Alice, I think it is unlikely that we will find what you're looking for as there are very few hospitals across the USA that do pro bono work or base their fees on a sliding scale. This is because, unlikely human medicine, there is little, if any, allocated money or grants to cover the expense of such a procedure. Therefore, the cost would come directly out of a clinic's overhead. However, we may still have some options to look into. Can you tell me your city and state?Also, is the adrenal disease being addressed?
You may be in a situation where treatment must be chosen for one or the other first. Typically the most pressing, likely the adrenal disease in this case.There is a useful link here on the treatment options available: http://www.ferret-universe.com/health/adrenal.aspThe surgical approach is considered the most useful and is often curative. If this ferret is otherwise in good condition and good health, there's no reason not to consider performing one surgery and then the other. You may need to travel some distance to find a vet who will be able, and willing, to help with both medical issues. Here's a list of vets in VA that work with ferrets. I'd start with this list to see if you can find one who doesn't mind taking on a complicated case. If surgery is a more risky option, using medication as treatment for the adrenal disease while treating the tumors may be the most effective and later doing the surgery, if indicated. I am a big fan of Suprelorin, which is an implant, and not listed above as treatment. The adrenal issues must be addressed or this ferret will eventually succumb to the effects of the illness: http://www.virbacferretsusa.com/about-adrenal-disease/treatment-options
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Checking in. How is Shadow doing? Have you had a chance to research the treatment options?