Originally Posted by TunaQueen
Hope your little one is doing better today.
Just curious, do you give your cats tap water to drink? Reason I ask is my Misty (rip) had the same problem to a slightly lesser extent when he was a younger guy. After he recovered my vet suggested I give him only bottled water to drink, the tap water I had been giving him contained some kind of minerals that caused the crystals to form. I never gave him tap water again, only spring water, and for the rest of his adult life he never had another problem.
Since then ALL my cats drink bottled water, never from the tap, and we haven't had a problem since. If your boy is a tap cat, ask your vet if this may help.
Get well soon Fozzi
Today's news update....Fozzi's blood numbers are back to normal
The vet called first thing this morning and told us more about the periurethral rectomy surgery. The main concern was his urethra was so tight and the original catheter was difficult to put in the periurethral recotmy surgery seemed the only thing left. However today the surgeon said they have been putting in catheters all night with no problems. He was very bruised from straining and that is why the original was so tight. Anyway, the surgeon told us the bad side of the procedure and told us in all honesty, if it were his cat he would not have it done. This is the news I wanted to hear. After reading what Candice went through with Mittens I was concerned. Scar tissue and infections from the surgery, and peeing all over the house were not things we wanted.
The surgery will happen some time today to remove the crystal and once they are in there they will determine if his urethra is in fact to tight and call us about going further...
He mentioned changing the diet for the entire household as well as getting him off tap water. That is something I never would have thought of in a million years. And yet it makes so much sense.
Thatâ€™s all we know right now. As soon as the surgery is over I'll update.
Thanks again for everyones well wishes...it does help a lot.