Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Heart of Col. Potter - Memorial's Second Chance!

Contributed by Memorial's foster mom


Memorial with her CP blankie

Memorial came to me last week via lots of caring volunteers! She had had a spay and an inguinal hernia surgery. This little one had to undergo another surgery. And I feel guilty for not taking her to the vet sooner. She has had trouble peeing more than a dribble at a time. Well, the vet did a dye test and found through the following x-ray, that her little Urethra is blocked due to a huge stone that is taking up almost half of her bladder. So she had to have another surgery to get this monster out so her kidneys won't stay backed up and her little bladder can be utilized again.

Memorial is out of surgery and resting comfortably, well as comfortable as she can after three surgeries in 10 days! She may develop an allergy to vets offices!The stone was bigger than a shooter marble. Think of the marbles you use to shoot the other marbles with when you're playing a game of marbles. Her bladder was pretty thick which the vet said was from the stone banging around in her bladder. She is on IV fluids as he really wants that bladder flushing well. The stone has been there for quite a while. Amazing how you don't notice till they can't pee! I am no longer kicking myself for not taking her in sooner. I thought part of her issue was the spay. And she will be okay, so foster mom is now breathing a sigh of relief! Thanks for the prayers. She sure has had enough! Now it is time to heal and get on with living the life of a dog!

If you would like to make a donation for Memorial or to help Col. Potter continue its work of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming cairn terriers, please click here.

Note from CP's founder: "little Memorial would give you all kisses if she could. YOU SAVED HER LIFE."

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