Buddy is an 8-year-old male chihuahua that came to VREC unable to urinate. He was diagnosed with urinary tract stones blocking his urethra (tube leading out of the bladder) and without immediate medical intervention, Buddy would have died. Thankfully, Buddy qualified for the Angel Fund to provide his responsible owners with the needed financial support. Buddy was admitted to the hospital and stabilized by our Emergency Department.
The following day, Buddy was taken to surgery for a cystotomy (incision into his bladder) to remove bladder the bladder stones. Buddy also required a second surgery called a scrotal urethrostomy since the stones in his urethra could not be dislodged. This surgery involves creating a new opening behind the lodged stones for Buddy to urinate out of. Buddy did great with surgery and throughout his hospitalization.
He is a wonderful little chihuahua and was an excellent patient during his time at VREC. This is a picture of Buddy at his two week recheck appointment for suture removal. Buddy has been doing great at home and the owners are so happy that Buddy is now back to a happy, healthy life. Everyone at VREC is so happy to see this sweet little guy doing well!