So, sad news. And I don't want to come off as a beggar, but... My little kitty Chip has been admitted into the hospital in need of surgery to unblock a blockage in his urethra. It's an unfortunate problem that stems from a UTI in male cats mostly. Anyway, I was given an estimation for $1000 - $1200 and it might not be a permanent long-term solution. There's another surgery for that where it may cost triple of that. UPDATE #3: Chip's blood test results came back-- besides showing signs of stress (some compound shot up, I can't remember the name) his blood is otherwise fine. Which means he doesn't have any underlying problems. He's been taken to his first of four weekly visits and the vet was happy with his progress and other vital signs. C: Now if I can keep him that way, he should be good for the years to come. Both my cats have surprisingly taken to the new diet and have been happy with the new water fountain I bought them (the FELIWAY dispenser should be here anytime now). Now all I have to worry about so it seems is paying the bill...UPDATE #2: Chip was allowed to come home on Saturday, and he seems to be urinating just fine. The vet recommended I buy a water fountain for both my cats to use as it recycles and purifies the water, along with adding enrichment to their lives (they like to paw at the moving water and it promotes more drinking). I'm also investing in a FELIWAY dispenser, which emits an engineered pheromone into the air that helps relax and calm anxiety in cats (which can cause UTI's and blockages). They're also now on strict diets so I'm hoping to prevent it ever happening to my other cat Yugi and for it to never happen to Chip again. The bill turned out to be $1100, I still owe $700 and Chip has four more weekly visits to attend for checkups and several injections. He's getting around like normal and is on antibiotics to ward off any infections after having the catheter inserted in him.
UPDATE: I got a call from my vet who took care of him-- apparently he was completely blocked up and pretty badly dehydrated. The vet managed to unblock him and now has him on fluids. He won't be out until he urinates properly on his own, I'm hoping to get him by Saturday. And before any of you say that I'm a bad pet owner, consider this: I've been taking him almost fortnightly to the vets since Christmas (when he started showing signs of the UTI's). Every time I went, I was prescribed with antibiotics for him. In fact, two days ago today he finished another course of antibiotics. I saw a different doctor today since my usual vet was not there and thank God he opted for this surgery for him. I could've lost him through the night had I not taken him today.
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