So off to the next town we went and when we got there, they told me that they were not seeing patients that day. I explained that it was an emergency, and that changed their story. The vet was expecting to be leaving on farm calls, but he changed his plans, and saw Power. The first thing he did was feel his belly, palpate his prostate, and insert a small probe up through the urethra to check for an obstruction. All of this was "normal" so an x-ray was next. The assistant carried Power to the x-ray room, and came back telling me that no stones showed! That was a relief! The vet said that it might possibly be a bladder infection, so he gave me three prescriptions, one for a steroid, and 2 antibiotics. Also, I am to come back in 10 days, and to bring a fresh urine specimen. So, of course, I was thrilled to think that we were on the home stretch with this, and home we went.
|I'm not sick, I'm just training Mom to stay outside with me all the time!|
He is still having trouble urinating, and each time we go outside, he needs to pee a small amount, move a few yards, pee another small amount, and repeat about 5-6 times. During the night, I went out with him a few times, and it was beautiful with the stars, cold with the night air, and scary with the coyotes near by. One time when we went back inside, I was straightening up the sleeping bag on the sofa, and I found it to be wet, and the sofa also. I can only assume that he pee'd during his sleep. He's not eating well, either, but at least he hasn't forgot how to sleep!