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    Cross Post From Cat Health

    For those of you who don't visit cat health Alani is in the ICU for the next few days. Here's the link to that thread in cat health: http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthre...49#post2480849.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    Oh no! Having been down this road with Ming, I know how scary and frustrating blockages can be. Feeding a special diet for one cat in a multi-cat household is very difficult. I couldn't always do it with three of them, much less as many as you have. the special foods are not very tasty and it took MONTHS to get all my cats on the same diet with a food they would all eat. I sincerely hope this is a one-time occurence and that Alani will never block again. Ming got his first blockage when he was about Alani's age. Unfortunately, Ming's condition was chronic and eventually led to fatal CRF. Is Alani a big cat? I think he is, isn't he? My vet said, for some reason, large cats suffered from this more often. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Thanks. Now I may need to be prepared for him to have PU surgery.
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    Hugs and wishes for you and Alani!
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    Michael Angel and his Orange Porch Cat Angels will be there for Big Alani, to add aid comfort and prayers.
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    Thanks everyone. My vet and I agreed that his best option is to have the PU surgery. He'll be having it some time this afternoon and then he should be able to come home some time tomorrow. Please send some positive vibes his way. Thanks.
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    He's having the surgery after just one blockage? Most cats never block again. Well, your vet must know best as he has seen Alani. I am wishing Alani the speediest of recoveries and a long, happy, life.
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    Positive vibes are on their way from all of us!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katladyd View Post
    He's having the surgery after just one blockage? Most cats never block again. Well, your vet must know best as he has seen Alani. I am wishing Alani the speediest of recoveries and a long, happy, life.
    If you read the thread in cat health then you would know that he did a lot of damage to the tip of his penis. It most likely has scar tissue or will heal up with scar tissue which will only cause more blockages in the future. This is why he had the PU surgery after only one blockage. My RB cat Storm had two blockages before he had the PU surgery. He was put on a prescription urinary diet and about 2 months later he blocked a second time. This time he also had scar tissue so they couldn't even catheterize him so he needed surgery asap. So yes cats do block more than once. If you look up old Fister threads or even threads about Phreds cat, you can read that they also blocked more than once and eventually needed PU surgery.
    Thanks for the speedy recovery wishes.
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    Oh, I know they can block more than once, Ming blocked several times. My vet just told me that many cats only block once and never block again. I thought it might been something severe that made them give Alani the PU surgery after only one blockage. A scarred penis is a very good reason. I am so glad you caught this when you did and that Alani will be fine. I am sending Alani, you, and all your precious kitties good wishes.
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    How is your beautiful red head boy doing, KAK? Could you give him a skritchie for me, please. (some for everybody )

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    This post got bumped and I got scared. "Poor Alani - not AGAIN!" *whew*
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    Thanks for asking. He's doing great. He loves his new urinary diet. Hopefully he'll continue to do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    This post got bumped and I got scared. "Poor Alani - not AGAIN!" *whew*
    Same here. Double Whew!
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    So good to hear how well he's doing! You rock, dearest Alani boy!!!

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