March 28th 2011 4:02 pm
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We left to see Dr. Klingborg at 11:00 am, and boy was his office busy! But in true Dr. K style, he still spent time with us, and talked to us, and was wonderful to Mickey.
He looked at the photo of his poo (yuck) to see how bad it was on Saturday morning. He said it was significant and he was very glad we went to Sacramento.
He looked at the xray of his gut and easily saw the stones in his bladder. He could see the size and said they will have to be removed in weeks or months, but not days. He must get over this tummy trouble first. He did warn us that there could be some in there that are small and could get stuck in his ureter, which would cause him a great deal of pain. His abdomen would be hard and he would be extremely uncomfortable. He told us NOT to drive all the way to Sacto then. He said get him to a local e-vet and they could catheterize him and flush the stone back up.
We were able to catch a sample before we went in, and they found a few amorphous crystals, so they don't know what kind they are, but the sample is being sent to a lab to be sure there is not bacteria and find they type of crystal.
Dr. said the surgery is similar to a spay surgery but not a difficult for Mickey because he would only be dealing with one organ rather than 3 in a spay (ovaries, womb, and cervix) and there would be no blood source removal. He would not need to be catheterized and as long as we were able to keep him quiet and contained, we would be able to take him home that night. He will also do a dental and possible a molar extraction at the same time depending on the results of an xray on his mouth. He still has a swelling on his muzzle, and we do think he broke his nose and molar.
So, the past 2 poops have been blood free and perfectly formed. Though the color is weird, because of the white food (cottage cheese & White rice) we are super happy.
He feels much better now, too.
Thank you all for following and for your prayers and Muffins Special hugs! :-) Thank you for the tips and advise. We really appreciate it!
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Buggy Boy, blood-free goofy colored stools sounds like music to my big old Yorkie ears! I'm glad that Dr. K got to see you & spent time explaining everything. The humans seem to like reassurance from the medical types. Us? We're just happy to feel better!
There's oodles & oodles of big gentle hugs coming your way whenever you (or your marvelous Mom) need 'em...
Oh Mickey we are just now reading about your troubles this weekend and we are so sorry for what you are going thru. I bet those stones can be painful, I hope they gave you pain meds for it. Please keeps us updated when the lab comes back and we are pawerying for you! Sending lots of hugs!
Woof Woof, Buddy
This is really GREAT and positive news.. HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Yay Mickey! Sending more love and healing thoughts your way...
oh my! wow.. glad he is better now (hugs) Jojo and sonja