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.