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    Diego - Bladder Stone - Surgery Jan 27

    Took Diego to the vet last night for a check up, shots and possible UTI. We were there for 2 hours, he had to be sedated, had urine/blood drawn and x-rays. He has a large stone in his bladder. No crystals associated with it so that's good. Due to the nature of it they need to remove it so this will happen tomorrow, Jan 27. They will send the stone out for testing to determine exactly what it is and how to move forward with food, meds, etc. I feel so badly for him, it has to be very uncomfortable. Would appreciate all the good thoughts we can get for my boy tomorrow.
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    Poor little Diego. He must be so uncomfortable. Sending out prayers and good vibes that his surgery goes well, and you can get him on a diet that will prevent this same issue in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Poor little Diego. He must be so uncomfortable. Sending out prayers and good vibes that his surgery goes well, and you can get him on a diet that will prevent this same issue in the future.


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    Prayers and healing energies for Diego that all goes well with removing the stone and then finding out what it is and how best to treat the condition.

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    Healing prayers for sweet Diego!

    I wonder...if it was growing slowly over time, I wonder if that was part of his emotional trouble? Certainly the fire and noise did its thing, no question. Might be an idea to ask the vet if s/he has any idea how long it might have been developing.

    Hope he feels better very soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Healing prayers for sweet Diego!

    I wonder...if it was growing slowly over time, I wonder if that was part of his emotional trouble? Certainly the fire and noise did its thing, no question. Might be an idea to ask the vet if s/he has any idea how long it might have been developing.

    Hope he feels better very soon!
    The vet techs were actually talking about this very thing last night while we were there. One even went so far as to say he'd be a different cat when I took him home Friday after the surgery. Guess we'll find out this weekend.
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    Poor Boy! Sorry he has to have operation but I'm sure he will feel much better when stone is out. (I did--gallstones) You and Diego are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I'll be checking back.

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    Hopefully everything will go smoothly, and he will be a happier boy in general. Prayers being said!
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    My Dakky is prone to crystals/stones. The vet we went to this last time said stress DOES make the condition worse, and water, water, water was first on the list. Second was to eliminate all stressors in the house. I bought a fountain for them, add water to his food in the am, and stopped bringing animals into the house. Fingers crossed.

    I hope Diego's surgery goes well, and that he will feel like a new boy after all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataholic View Post
    My Dakky is prone to crystals/stones. The vet we went to this last time said stress DOES make the condition worse, and water, water, water was first on the list. Second was to eliminate all stressors in the house. I bought a fountain for them, add water to his food in the am, and stopped bringing animals into the house. Fingers crossed.

    I hope Diego's surgery goes well, and that he will feel like a new boy after all this.
    Thank you. I was thinking about getting a fountain. Does Dakky use it more than a regular water bowl?
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    It's 6:10 am, in an hour we will be heading over to the vet. Diego is sitting beside me on the couch. He's not sure what's up but doesn't understand why he can't have breakfast. I sure hope my boy is feeling much better when I bring him home tonight. Thanks all for the good thoughts.
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    I just said a prayer for Diego, that all will go well.



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    Prayers that all will go smoothly! After Oscar's surgery last November I went to pick him up, anxious to how he was. The vet and techs cheerfully assured me that he was great - high as a kite from the painkillers. I tried to get his attention with him in the carrier and he was OUT THERE. I said, "Okay, Stoner Boy, let's go." After a couple of hours at home, he was more himself.

    I am sure Diego will be feeling much better, if a little stratospheric.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope that his surgery will go well and that he'll recover quickly. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way.
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    Update - all went well

    Diego is out of surgery and his recovery is being monitored. Everything went as planned and there were no issues. The stone will be sent for testing to find out exactly what it is and what action we need to take going forward so he doesn't get another one. I will pick up my boy at 6 pm so once we get home and settled I'll provide a further update.

    Again, thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts. Once again they worked and kitty-boy is going to be ok.

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