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Jul. 22nd, 2010

Surgery today, pics from yesterday

I'm having surgery this morning! It's a little scary. Keep me in your prayers!
















Jul. 19th, 2010

Mom's gonna visit!

Mom's gonna visit today; Dad's got to work.

She's going to ask a lot of questions about what the surgery is all about, who will be performing it, and what they expect to find.

I hope they get to the bottom of this-- I love meeting all the nice students and doctors, and my accomodations are pretty nice (I love that I have a little box to curl up in), but I really want to get home to everyone, including Sebastian. (He's not too bad for a dog.)

Jul. 17th, 2010

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Mom and dad came to see me at the hospital today!

The vet took the catheter out. I am sort of urinating on my own, but it's just dribbles. I have no idea what they're going to do next. They're talking about exploratory surgery. I am on pain meds every 8 hours, and acepromazine to help calm the spasms in my urethra. I am in and out of the litterbox. It just feels like I need to go every minute or so!

I really don't like this e-collar too much.










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Jul. 16th, 2010

Update

Today I had a CT scan. The doctor mentioned something about surgery! I didn't like the sound of that.

I am "resting comfortably" now, but there's still this really annoying catheter bugging me.

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Caesar has a problem with recurring urinary obstruction. This is very dangerous for cats.

He went from perfectly healthy (leaping around, eating, playing with the other cats, snuggling with his owners) to really sick in an alarmingly short time. Saturday morning he was fine. Monday morning, he couldn't pee.

Caesar is currently in ICU at the veterinary teaching hospital. His regular vet had done all she could do for him. He had to have an ultrasound, contrast radiographs, and a CT scan, and they are considering exploratory surgery.

They know what the problem is -- he keeps obstructing and cannot urinate -- they just aren't sure what's causing it. There is a lesion on one of the ureters leading from the kidney to the bladder. That ureter is about twice as thick as it should be. He also has multiple kidney stones.

The bill is already a couple thousand dollars, and surgery will almost double the cost.