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Poor guy is NOT feeling too hot after his P/U surgery yesterday. He has to wear a cone AND an inflatable collar to prevent him from tearing his sutures out. :c My poor old man cat.

Wish him a well and speedy recovery guys!

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Date: 2011-07-19 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harliquinnraver.livejournal.com
awwwww poor old guy! give him my love and kisses!

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Date: 2011-07-19 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
I definitely will! <3<3<3

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splatterhouse.livejournal.com
He looks super angry about his poopy butt and not being able to lick it, lol. ;P

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
The sad thing is it's not poopy - it's bloody. :c He is pretty poo'd though! He loathes his medication.

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splatterhouse.livejournal.com
Oh no! Poor boy. At least he's getting lovins from mom now. <3

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
Haha, that was meant to say PO'ed. :P

He's pretty miserable right now, what with the double-cone-ness. I'm making sure he's getting lots of love though!

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splatterhouse.livejournal.com
What was his surgery for, btw? I never quite caught that.

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
He had a Perineal urethrostomy, which basically makes him a new, more "female"-like urethra, since he has had so many blockages in his life and his original urethra was scarred and strictured so much it make his urinary problem worse.

Here is a page on it:
http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/urethrostomy.htm

It's basically a last-ditch effort to make the rest of his life comfortable. He's been getting urinary blockages/infections for the past 6 years of his life and it's led to him pretty much refusing to use the litterbox. We are hoping that this will help remedy that. He's only 10, so he has the potential for many years yet.

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splatterhouse.livejournal.com
oh wow, that's some serious surgery. what a lucky boy; a lot of people would not have been dedicated enough to see him through that.

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Date: 2011-07-19 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
Yeah it is. He's feel pretty bummed, but is so absolutely loving back when you love on him. I wish he was allowed to have any sort of treats, but since he's permanently on a Rx diet, he's not allowed any outside food. :c

We have spent, according to our calculations, over $8500 on him the past 6 or so years, on his urinary problems. Lots of ER visits, lots of long hospital stays.

Our old vet did surgery on him to drain his bladder without our consent, then charged us and turned around and told us they were going to euthanize him. This was a couple years ago, and we told them to get him ready because we were coming to pick him up and get a second opinion. That vet's office [or maybe just the vet] was so pissed they pulled all of our animal's records and told us to never come back - just because we didn't want to give up on him.
We took him to our present vet that night and within 10 minutes Dr. Lee had him catheterized and told us he was going to be ok. He also explained the option of the surgery then, but we were going through a hard time financially [and that single vet vist was already over $400] and couldn't do it.
I am just overjoyed that I can do this for him, and I really, really hope that this improves his life. Poor guy has been through a lot and deserves some quality of life.

Sorry for the novel, lol

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Date: 2011-07-19 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splatterhouse.livejournal.com
don't be sorry, i wanted to know. :) keep us updated, i really hope he recovers swiftly. that's fucking shameful about your old vet, i'm sorry you had to deal with that. :/

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Date: 2011-07-19 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
:) He's a great cat. It's frustrating [and sometimes smelly] living with a cat who rarely uses the litterbox, but we still love him.

Hopefully he will heal quickly with no bumps in the road. I'll definitely be watching him like a hawk.

& yeah, it is. We try warning everyone away from that clinic, but they are very cheap and people love them for it. We currently use two vets [different clinics] and we adore both of them, even if they are a bit pricier. :]

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Date: 2011-07-19 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splatterhouse.livejournal.com
i hear you on that. i take bowser to one of the best clinics in the country (angell animal memorial hospital) but it's not cheap. i don't really trust anyone else locally with a parrot though, despite people trying to convince me this or that vet is just fine and has avian experience.

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Date: 2011-07-19 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kynekh-amagire.livejournal.com
AAGH OH GOD SPENCER THAT LOOKS AWFUL I'M SO SORRY. I hope he's a comfier kitty when that heals!

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Date: 2011-07-20 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canineatheart.livejournal.com
I know, it looks terrible!! It's still bleeding quite a bit whenever he goes potty - I know it can't be comfortable.

They gave him a shot for pain before he came home today, but they didn't send any home with us so I'm going back tomorrow to pick some up. I can't imagine going without some sort of painkiller with this kind of surgery. :c

I really hope this works, and that he doesn't continue to get blockages.

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