Breed: Bichon Frise
Weight: 14.9 pounds
Current Location: Hot Spring Village, Arkansas
Adoption Date: March 29, 2021
Adopted by: Jeanne Brock and Peter De Vries
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Fitzgerald
We got great news that Fitz has survived his surgery. The poor little man had one of the stones so stuck in his urethra that it took them a long time to get it out. The surgeon said the inside of his urethra was like cauliflower so tough and irritated from those stones being there for so very long. He had stones in his bladder as well. He’s now in recovery and doing well.
Ideally he would be on heart meds for a week prior to surgery. Unfortunately, with his stones and blockage we cannot wait for that and instead we have to just hope and pray he can survive the surgery.
Fitzgerald has been rushed off to the ER. Here is the issue, Fitzgerald has a bad heart, he needs an echo but we can’t get him in there until Feb 17th. He also has bladder stones and need surgery but we are weighing which is the most worrisome, his bladder or his heart, he is a risk for surgery. The answer came to us today, he is constantly straining to pee and his urine is all blood. We cannot have him get completely blocked and therefore we now have to take him to the ER and perhaps take him to surgery anyway and hope his heart can survive. The ER told us they will start him on a catheter to immediately get him some relief and Dr. Rolfe will take over his care tomorrow morning and determine if we have to get him to surgery and get these stones removed, in which he would then be handed over to our surgeons and try and solve this and hope he survives surgery.
He’s a sweet old man but once again will require a special adopter willing to take on his needs.
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