So, it’s been approximately three weeks since Tank got his Deslorelin implant, and I thought I’d update everyone on how he’s responding to the treatment.
Tank had pretty severe hair and weight loss due to his progressing adrenal disease. He was lethargic, had very little appetite, had mild irritable bowel symptoms and was cranky. Since his implant, his appetite has tripled, his energy levels are consistent and steady, and he’s playful, happy, and pottying normally again! Yesterday, he even was playing with the Shop-Vac while I was vacuuming the ferret room, dancing around it and attacking the tool.
I haven’t seen any hair regrowth yet, but that will come in the next month or so, probably. His skin, however, has improved and he is less itchy. I am seeing some oiliness which sometimes can be associated to pre-hair growth, so I hope that proves to be true!
Here’s a photo from yesterday of the big boy chowing down. He’s putting weight back on rapidly, and now moves and walks like a normal ferret and not an adrenal ferret!