Today I just took custody as the new owner of a kitty relinquished to me by a client who couldn't afford to pay for the very expensive surgery it needs. So I get to do the surgery for free on what is now MY OWN cat, lol! I get suckered by these periodically.
Kitty (not his real name) is a 9-yr-old male with a prior perineal urethrostomy for FUS/obstruction who wound up with a large (1 cm x 1 1/2 cm) bladder stone, and the poor thing has been suffering for so long he is very underweight and anemic. I will be stabilizing him on antibiotics and good nutrition over the weekend and do a cystotomy on Monday to get that darned thing OUT, already! He is only going to go downhill more the longer I wait. I hope he does ok postop. The long-term plan is to place him with one of my better clients (whichever one wants him). These sickies can be a tough sell, though, so I may have a new mascot.
Wish me luck.
Pics to follow if I can ever figure out how to post them here.