August 14th 2010 7:16 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 10 people already have ]
POP has worked again!!! All your prayers and love worked, pups! Fizzy is doing GREAT! The vet did an exam at 8 PM, and she said he was hopping and playing with her! She said he was a COMPLETELY different dog than the one who came in last night. She said he ate fine (and he was STARVING! Not surprising since he hadn't eaten in almost 48 hours at that point!) and he's holding down his food and water. She's weaning him off the IV fluids, and he hasn't had pain meds in several hours. His poop is no longer bloody. She said it's kinda of greenish and slimy, but she said that's GOOD, since there's no more blood! (Where else but Dogster can I talk about Fizzy's poo and know no one will get grossed out!?!) She's keeping him over night, but as long as he continues to hold down his food and water he can come home tomorrow!!!!!
She doesn't feel the ultrasound is necessary. She says he wouldn't have responded so well to treatment so quickly if it was pancreatitis, unless it was extremely mild. She says HGE is pretty common in smaller dogs, and that's likely what the problem was.
And the best news of all?? NO SURGERY FOR THE STONE!!! She got his post-op x-ray from October, and she said the stone is in the same exact spot and is the same exact size. She said sometimes what happens is the urethra will grow a small sac of tissue around a stone, anchoring it in place. Since it hasn't moved in almost a year, and he's had not one problem peeing in almost a year, (and she observed him peeing several times there) she suspects this is what happened. She said they would NEVER do surgery on that, because it could cause the urethra to seize up and then he'd have to have a catheter forever. So she's writing us a referral for a surgeon there to have a contrast done (she said we could do this whenever, as it's not an emergency because the stone hasn't moved), because the contrast would be able to tell if there was a sac around the stone. She said this way if it ever WOULD move, we'd already have a surgeon who knows Fizzy and his history. But they only do surgery on the urethra as a last resort because of the risks involved.
I am SO relieved. I sincerely cannot thank you guys enough for your kind words, presents, prayers, and pawmails. Dogster has truly been a blessing in my life. I'm done obsessively updating for the night (LOL!) so hopefully my next update will say "FIZZY'S HOME!"
Leave A Comment | 10 people already have
You can update as much and as often as you need to! That's why Dogster is great!
So glad to hear of the progress, not to mention the happy news. Great to have happy news for a change1
Phew! We were all so worried about Fizzy, and I don't even want to think about what you must have had to go through.
We will continue with POTP, and pawyerings...
I'S SOOOO HAPPY FIZZY IS GONNA BE OKAY!!!!! FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS! I's knows what you's mean 'bout poop-talk...when Rinky's poop was normal, Mommy used to jump for joy!
Woohoo!!!! Doin' the happy dance all over this place! Yay! We're so glad to hear this good news. And we're glad you got such a great vet! No surgery! It's just yay and dancin' all around!
love & licks,
Lexie and Buddy
YIPPEE for green poop!
And No surgery! Double YIPPEE!
Hurry home Fizzy!
Woo-hoo! Fizzy is doing much better! YAY!
Oh Zoe I have to do it too!
Yay! for green poop!
We'll keep sending those prayers and hugs!
yay for good poop!! keep up the good work Fizzy and come home soon. xoxo
What fantastic news, we are doing the happy dance all around the house!!!
POP does work!
Yay for Fizzy!!!!!!! :o) *hugs*
YAY! Power of the Paw really works (with a touch of pixie dust thrown in for good measure ;o) The news is so wonderful! We're off to read your new entry. WAY TO GO FIZZY!!!!!!!!
Doo, Austin & Mom