Sunday, October 25, 2009

The $243 case of.................................

A couple of weeks ago, Fuji seemed to be having incresing problems with ...........accidents. It seemed like she was leaking, because everywhere we turned, there was a little spinkle of pee.  Mom knew it wasn't me when she saw Fuji just stand there in plain sight while piddling, not even a half squat.  No amount of walking or keeping her in our (very large, shady and  FENCED) backyard, or our crate seemed to improve the situation.   She obviously knew what she was doing was bad, and seemed to hang her head in shame.  Even her tail was uncurled......


Finally, Mom figured out that Fuji was probably not doing this on purpose, but might have a serious problem.  She was afraid it might have been a urinary tract infection, or maybe bladder stones.   So, Fuji earned a trip to the vet.   Yes, we are very cute and get loads of tummy rubs and kisses at the vet, but still, a trip to the vet is never much fun.   I was glad to be left behind this time.......

The vet agreed there might be a problem and suggested a boat load of expensive tests, including an x-ray.   Good thing we started there, because Fuji's belly look suspiciously like this [not actual x-ray]:




It was plain to to see that nothing could be seen through all that poop. Fortunately, no stones or calcifications were visible.  The vet wasn't able to really visualize any of the structure because of the ENORMOUS amount of poops in there. Even Mom could see that.  So, only $243 later, the diagnosis:

CONSTIPATION

Fuji came home with poop medicine ($11) and strict orders to stay in the yard between frequent walks.   Until she "produced."   Luckily, Fuji seemed to "respond" to her medicine quickly and things got better quickly.   Now that she's more...."regular", things seem better and we are seeing a lot fewer accident.   And the curly tail is back.

That was one expensive case of constipation.

14 comments:

Dutch the Pug said...

Ohh we hope Fuji's feeling better! Constipation is no fun!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

We are very happy it was nothing serious.!
Poor little Fuji was miserable!
love
tweedles

Oakley and Swisher said...

We are so sorry to hear about this. That is a lot of $$, but we are glad they have found the problem and we hope you start to recover and feel better soon.

Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swish

Salinger The Pug said...

Foo, you are SOOO full of s#it!

HAHAHAHA...couldn't resist! Sorry!

We're glad The Foo is feeling better...poor baby. There is nothing sadder than a puggy with an uncurled tail!

Love,
S-Dog

Cocorue said...

is Fuji feeling better???

we hope so as that beautiful pumpkin carving on your header would cheer anyone up...

chikisses

Pearl said...

Poor Fuji! That must have been so uncomfortable!

I recently had a $900 case of bladder stones- so I'd say the constipation is a good outcome!! :)

Priscilla said...

You know that could have been a serious problem so it's worth knowing that it is something easily remedied. Really is nuthin sader than an uncurled tail. Love your new banner. That really is a great pugkin. Loved Talk to the Paws pumpkin too!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Yeah that was expensive case of constipation! We are gald you shared this story, I would have never thought constipation could lead to the bowel pressing on her bladder, but I do know. We have to give Sequoia fiber sprinkles on her food to keep her regular!

Glad to hear Fuji is betters!

Lex said...

Oh the poor thing! Her poor little tummy.

Indy had a bladder infection and they are very expensive and she was peeing in her sleep. :(

Thank goodness you did start with the xray!!!

Sandy said...

I'm glad it was nothing worse...even though it was expensive!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh hug fuji for us!

i am so glad everything is all right now!


xoxoxo
m & e

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

SO glad Foo is feeling better!! Trips to the vet can be so expensive!! The momma and daddy still cringe over the rock bill =)

Lilo

dw said...

Oh, I'm glad it was nothing worse than constipation! All in all, $243 isn't all that bad for a happier puggie! Hope all is "regular" now!

Paula - PAPugMom said...

How uncomfortable that must of been for Fuji! Wonder what she ate that bound her up so.