just wanted to write a quick update on Butters; her surgery was last Tuesday, and went fine. She had three very jagged stones removed from inside her bladder and is now on the mend. I wanted to see the stones, so the vet showed them to us when we went to pick her up... she must have been in a lot of pain, by the look of them- I can't even imagine what it must have felt like for her!
Right now she's on three different liquid medications twice a day (two of which must taste very bad, by the way she fights when I give them to her), two painkillers and one antibiotic. By her behavior, she feels sooo much better than she did before the surgery; she's so much perkier and feisty now, I'm amazed it took us so long to realize anything was wrong with her (hindsight is 20/20, and all that). At least she's back to herself now! She's also eating a ton, and hopefully gaining back some of the weight she lost over the last few months. And, we're working on getting her back to using the litter box regularly, now that she's not in pain anymore... fingers crossed on that front!