I am back from the vet......
Well, Toe man will be in the hospital no less than 5 days. IF HE SURVIVES...
But if he get better, it will probably be more days than that.
When I got to the vet, I was early and had approx 30 minutes to spare. So I petted Toe, who was lifeless...and got out of the truck to smoke a cigarette. There was a man outside who was scraping ice and we talked and I told him about toe and he said if anyone can save toe, it is Kevin Carmichael. He said the vet is not just his vet but also his friend. And that had a calming effect on me.
When the doc got there, I carried the crate inside and got toe out. Since I got home from work until this point toe had worsened drastically. His head lolled around like he was dead. He was barely breathing. He was very close to being in a septic coma...
When I pulled him out of the crate, blood started dripping from his penis area. The doc immediately knew he had a stone in his penis. He told me he had to catherize him..
So I went to the back area with him and so did his son who was going to assist. He told me all the dangers IF he had to sadate him vs non sadation.
We had to ultimately sedate toe, not due to his movement because he couldnt' move but because he kept pulling his penis back inside and the doc could not et the tube in. After sedation, it was easy. But in the meantime, he put many many 40cc tubes of saline under his skin. And drew out 40cc of blood from his bladder. He said their was three times that amt but that would relieve the pressure so he could get the catheter in.
After the catheter was in, he had to force water through the catheter tube to push the stone back into the bladder. He used all his force to do this and had trouble. It was that blocked. It was so blocked that saline squirted from the catheter tube where it was connected to the syringe. I had to assist him and hold this together as we tried to save toe. His son was assisting as well quickly injecting toe with saline bubbles all over his body. The pedilyte save his life in order to get him to the vet.
He said Toe would have been dead by tonight. He would not have made it to Monday morning to see a vet. It is unbelievable that all this occured since Friday morning.
I told him how quickly this all occured and he said it happens like that sometimes. IF toe pulls through, he will have to be on a special diet.
What happened was that toe evidently had a tiny bacteria in his bladder. How it got there who knows? But it got infected slightly and caused a stone to form which got caught in his penis. He could not uninate. He said the blocked urine backed up in his system causing his sytem to become septic. And so he was dying. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.... I could just see it and sense it.
It will be three days before we know if his kidneys will start working on their own again.....
We are not out of the woods by a longshot. But this is his only shot. He may not survive this...
This is a link about what happened to Toe...... I am praying he pulls through. The pts option is unthinkable at this point. I want Toe to live. He has been a happy wonderful cat. The vet says there is a chance. If I had not had pedilyte at my house, Toe would already be dead. He is hoping we got him in time to turn this around.. A few days from now, we will know. I can't go back until wednesday to see him but I can call and check on him in the morning to see if he pulled through the night.http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/urinary.html
One more thing. Toe has neve been sick a day in his life. The vet also said this occurs most frequently in neutered males. He has seen it several times.