Last Wednesday he had a cystotomy to remove a rock pile of stones and crystals from his bladder. The stones are being sent off for analysis so we know what kind of a special diet he should be on for the rest of his life. In the meantime Boomie, Annie Sparkles, Cinder and Howie are eating Urinary SO and it is possible they will stay on this diet. I'm just glad they like this food, both the canned and the dry.
|home at last|
The first evening I guess I didn't put the collar on properly and Boomie managed to get his front legs through it so it ended up around his middle. The easiest way to get it off was to rip it off. Then I had to get my sewing machine out to sew it back together.
Today is day 5 post op and I can see that Boomie is more like his sweet orangie self.
I have known for a long time that a urinary blockage in a male cat is a serious issue and must be dealt with immediately. What I didn't understand was what fixing the problem involved. I had no idea that it could take as long to fix not to mention the expense. I have learned my lesson and hope with all my heart that because Howie is still very young and has started the special diet we never have to deal with this again.
|Annie Sparkles (on top of crate), Cinder (left) and Howie|
welcoming Boomie home
|my little blue collar kitteh|
|Howie visiting Boomie|
I'm hoping that once Boomie's stitches are removed he will no longer be confined to the dog crate. The first I am going to do when we get the okay is to take Boomie out into the backyard. He loves being outside (always under supervision) and I enjoy having him out there while I putter.