First, they sedated me, and then I went in the X-ray machine. The good news is I don't have a bladder stone, but the vet did notice some sandy sludge in my bladder, which mean I have to take some antibiotics to clear the infection. Also, I have to return in two weeks to be sedated again, so they can flush the painful sandy stuff out of my bladder.
On top of that, the X-rays showed I'm gassy, probably from swallowing air during the stressful car trip to the vet. Now I'm on 4 medications: Meloxicam to reduce inflammation, two oral liquid antibiotics, and an oral anti-gas liquid. Since I've been eating less, I also have to take Critical Care, which isn't bad tasting, but which I don't like eating since I'm so uncomfortable all the time.
I did get some pretty cool X-ray photos out of the experience though. Check them out:
|The dark oval is the air I've swallowed.|
|Kind of hard to see, but the white line there is my bladder. Ouch,|
|The red arrow shows my tiny bladder. |
The white color is due to the sandy sludge.
Not a fun time. 0/5 won't recommend getting a bladder infection.