Blocked cat with bladder stones
November 15, 2009
Xena blocked cat
Xena is M-A-D spells Angry. You would be too if you couldn't pee, then someone "gently" placed a catheter up your penis (Xena is a boy), and then have been peeing blood for the previous 24 hours. The "Slippery Sam" is the softest catheter we've found, but we still use lots of pain control.
Note Xena's bladder stones. We are hoping to dissolve them with diet rather than to remove them surgically. Xena hopes that too, as he's looking for a jail break ASAP.
November 16, 2009 at 1:30am - Like - Share
Bladder ultrasound showing two small stones.
Sedated for catheter placement.
Bloody urine in closed-collection system.
A blocked cat is always an angry cat.
November 16, 2009 at 7:28am - Like
Janet M Koehler
Hope Xena is feeling better by now!!
November 16, 2009 at 11:24pm - Like
Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital
Xena went home just a little while ago. We did wind up having to surgically remove those stones - the first time we took out the catheter he re-blocked. :-( Fingers crossed that he does not come back!
November 17, 2009 at 4:20pm - Like
Janet M Koehler
That's good news! Amazing how much you are able to do in such a situation! Kudos to you there at the clinic!
November 17, 2009 at 4:23pm - Like
Finally got the stone analysis back yesterday. These were calcium oxalate stones, which we don't see in blocked cats nearly as often as the more common "struvite" crystals (aka triple phosphate or magnesium ammonium phosphate).
Our first plan, the diet change rather than surgery, would have worked better had the stones been struvite. So this helps explain why we lost our calculated gamble of trying medical management before surgery.
Cat is doing OK!
December 8, 2009 at 12:51am - Like