Help Us Help Dublin
Organized by: Dublin Powder Springs Animal Clinic
Dublin is doing well post-surgery. He has been up and about since the day after his surgery despite the fact that his pelvic bone had to be broken to allow his urinary tract to reach his body wall. (There was so much damage to the urethra that the standard surgery wasn’t possible.) He is eating well and can control when and where he urinates – a huge success in this kind of surgery. His stoma site is staying clean and open with no evidence of stricture at this time. He continues to try to groom himself through his clear e-collar and grabs at passers-by through his cage to get them to play with him! He has passed his post-op exam with the surgeons with flying colors. He is going to wear his e-collar for another week before we determine whether his stoma stitches can be removed. There is great hope that he will be able to return to his family and live a normal life once he fully recovers though it is likely that he will need regular checks for urinary infections for the rest of his life.
Dublin and his family send their love and unending appreciation for everyone's love, prayers, and donations!!!
Dublin is a 2 year old male cat who is currently a patient here at Powder Springs Animal Clinic. On June 1st he was taken to a specialty surgeon for emergency surgery to permanently open his urinary tract (he had severe damage to his urethra), any urinary blockage in a male cat is life threatening. Dublin’s surgery was very difficult and ended up being much more complicated than originally anticipated. His surgeon believes that part of his problem may be from a birth defect. He had a subpubic urethrostomy, penile amputation performed. In order for this to be done his surgeon had to crack his pelvis.
Despite having just undergone major surgery, Dublin was happy to see us this morning, head butting, flopping over on his side for belly rubs. He is back with us at PSAC and has spent his morning happy pawing and vying for attention from all.
Dublin’s human brother is fighting is own serious illness; he has AVF/AVM malformation in his arm, which causes epilepsy. He has blood clots and a tumor in his left arm. He has undergone numerous surgeries at Duke Children’s Hospital in North Carolina. Over the last several weeks he had surgery to close two holes in his heart and to remove blood clots. He spends a great deal of time at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta because his seizures and headaches have been extremely difficult to control.
Needless to say, his family is in great need of prayer and financial aid. Any money that is not needed for Dublin's care will be given to his family.