|This is a Cone of Shame which looks like a|
flower. This one is too big for Molly
Molly has been acting a little under the weather for a while now. Not anything alarming, but not her normal good-girl self. You see. . . she was . . . peeing in the house! This is not her normal thing at all. But at the beginning of summer, it was becoming more so. She IS getting older so the huMOMs thought perhaps it was just a middle age thing. So when Mommy made the Chewy.com order, she included poochie panties for incontinence. Those are also known as DIAPERS.
But THEN my Mommy #2 noticed her pee was darker than it should be. WAY TOO dark. So she told Molly's Mommy (Aunt B) that perhaps she needed to see the dogter. They suspected a UTI even though Molly had been checked a couple of times for the same thing. But it was a few days later that Molly started panting and wandering around like she was in some pain and couldn't get comfortable. That was very worrying behavior and so she went to see her VET the next day.
|Molly nervously waiting to see the dogter|
The dogter felt around her tummy and went "Hmmmmm. Hmmmmm" and then she said they needed to do an Xray on her tummy. That TRAN$LATE$ into major funding. But her Mommy said "go for it" and they waited for the results. The results were not good - Molly had a significant amount of STONES in her bladder. I am so puzzled by this because (1) Molly NEVER eats stones and (2) how'd they get THERE??? That has not yet been answered, btw.
The dogter said she needed surgery but they don't do it at her vet hospital. They gave Molly's mommy some names of vets who do. But I raised my PAW really high and suggested MY VET. I know they do surgeries because they have done one on ME! Remember my nose growth and fold reconstruction? Yep. they did it and it looks great - SEE
My Mommy called the vet and made arrangements to take Molly in for consultation the SAME DAY! How cool is that. MY DOGTER came to the same conclusion and felt the surgery should be sooner the better as she was already in some pain. He had a traveling surgeon coming in that day and PERHAPS he could do it the same day. The PLUS was the kind of surgery she needed was his specialty. IF NOT, the surgery could still be done there but the next morning when the other dogter was in as he is the surgeon.
WELL - the traveling surgeon was able to take her and she had the surgery Monday afternoon. By Monday evening, she was home, groggy but otherwise fine. She is doing okay, moving slowly and occasionally whining. She had more than a DOZEN stones in her bladder - a few were about 1" in diameter! Poor thing! They sent the stones out to be analyzed so they have a clearer idea of the cause. In the meantime she is on some yucky prescription food. You know it is bad if I say it is YUCKY. I'd still eat it, mind you; but I do think it YUCKY.