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Phil's Necropsy

Aug 30, 2008

 Phil's Necropsy

Well it looks like Jennifer did the necropsy yesterday and came to some conclusions.


I did go ahead and do the necropsy yesterday, and I found multiple nodules in his lungs, and a very enlarged, pale liver. It appears he had metastatic lung cancer, meaning cancer from somewhere else had invaded his lungs. I'm thinking maybe from the nodules in his skin or by his mouth? I didn't see any signs of problems in any of his other organs. Probably the liver failure was because he hadn't been eating (hepatic lipidosis or "fatty liver disease"). It does mean, though, that there was nothing you or I could have done to save him. I'm sorry for your loss, but know you did everything you could for him.


Rest in peace Mr Phil Philander Opossum.


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