Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bladder Stones continued....

Friday was a very stressful and tiring day. In the afternoon we had two veterinarians here for over two hours. Polly was wonderful, a very good patient. She was drugged, stretched, poked and prodded, and with the use of the endoscope we were all able to see the stones in her bladder. Both vets tried to move the stones forward enough to reach them with the instruments that they brought with them. I can't tell you how frustrating the day was...Toma and I were both there, and as each attempt failed, we got more discouraged.

Polly is now on antibiotics for infection for seven days, and bute for two more days. She is a trooper, and one tough "mulie".

As to what's next....

Our veterinarian has called the school of veterinary medicine here in Colorado. It seems that they have an instrument that was actually fabricated just for this type of procedure. (I wish that they had this information the first time) It's much longer than the instruments they were trying to use last week. And so, if Polly looks ready, they are going to try the procedure "one last time" this coming Wednesday. We are trying to remain hopeful.

That's it for now. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Ah-I will be thinking of her.

    I've always seen horses with the blinder over their eyes; what is this for? Just curious.

  2. They are fly masks. Keeps the pesky little flies out of their eyes. Used mostly during the summer months.

  3. Gosh, I know what kidney stones are like as I have had a lot of them. On me when the stones get in the bladder, the pain goes away until they start to come out. I guess that would be very painful for Polly. I hope they are able to help her out come Wednesday. I will say a prayer for her anyway.

    Thanks for your visit to my Pick a Peck of Pixels Blog and for your comment there about the squirrel. Pick a Peck of Pixels

  4. I am so sorry that Polly's procedure wasn't a success the first time around. WHAT a brave girl - both of you! I agonize when my horses are hurting.