This is Bandit. He was an adorable, fun loving, energetic young ferret when he got acutely sick one day out of nowhere back in February. He was only 8 months old when he got sick! He slowly became more tired, has had difficulty walking, and we ended up getting him a wheelchair to help him get around. He loves rolling around in his wheels. We took him to multiple vets and had him on multiple rounds of different medications, but so far nothing has helped. It has been 7 months and Bandit still loves life, but he has continued being sick. Vets now believe he has a rare, autoimmune disease called DIMS, which has previously considered to be fatal, but recent research hints at a new potential treatment regime that cures ferrets with DIMS. We are asking you to please help our sweet Bandit so we can get the additional testing he needs for definite diagnosis and the appropriate treatment protocols so he can finally get back to the health he deserves. Thank you so much!
- Mathew Montanaro