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Sorry I had not posted but a lot has happened. Ayo ended up having another surgery. The new stone was pushed back to the bladder and they proceeded to take it out from there but in the middle of the surgery it slipped back into the urethra, so they had to go ahead and do the full scrotal urethrostomy, which is what he should have had in the first place. He was neutered and now the opening is in the best place and is bigger so he should be able to always pass the stones without problem , as do bitches when they have this condition. He was pretty beat up for a few days. I feel terribel for having put him through two surgeries. he is still bleeding a little bit after he urinates. But pther than that he is doing very well. he is back to normal, chasing evrything that moves, messing with my cats, who were happy to be left alone for a few days. So I know he is getting better. Tomorrow he gets the last few stitches removed and ankther blood test .

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Sorry dont know why the fotos areupside down and side ways…..

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Ayo was having trouble urinating again last noght, and this morning it got worse , so back we went to the vet where a new x ray revealed another stone , stuck in the urethra. I am very confused becuase, fist of all why does he have one a few days after surgery and why is it stuck, i thoight the purpose of the urethrostomy was ao the stones would not get stuck. They emptied his bladder with a, i dnt know what that is called in english, a thin tube that they insert through the urethra into the bladder. he is now urinating better, but the stone didnt move much. he is not comepletetly blocked. but i am waiting to hear from the doctor, who wasnt there and was unreachable.. To see what we should do next….. Im so frustrated!!!.. Here's a picture of the xray...
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Thanks for all the info.. Will check the PH….

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Thanks everyone for being concerned and all the info. Apparently diet alterations are not really effective in preventing them and can bring on otherroblems. . So the best option is the urethrostomy…

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Ayo had his stitches removed today and we got theresults back from the stones analysis. they are 100% Cystine. So he has Cystinuria. According to everything i have read so far. The only effective thing to do is exactly what was done. It is a genetic condition where the kidneysbdont filter Cystine correvtly and they crystalize. it is almost certain that he will form then again and diet has little effect on their formation. Hopefully the opening he now jas will be enough to let future stones pass without problem. he is dping very well, a little under the effect of the medication but almost back to normal. As for me, i have had no more pain, i am not sure if the stone has dissolved or is still in my bladder where it was last seen :-). .. I hate feeling like I could be in pain again at any moment. I think I will call the doctor to get another x ray…

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His testicles are still swollen. he is taking 50 mg Carprobay, and 250 mg Clavobay, daily. Tomorrow the vet will check again, and remove the stitches…

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Ayo is back home from the vet. He is doing ok, I guess, except he has some incontinence and I know he is hurting abit because he is not very active, as he usually is. Im sure it is normal since he is recovering. i will ask the doctor about the incontinence.


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