Bladder stone discovery and treatment. Clavamox, cranberry, methionine to
She pees blood for 2 days followed by blood clots for 1 day after catherization
, squatting frequently.
inflammation/damage to bladder wall that is not completely healed
squatting that AM.
Free catch examined. Riley sees
but no sign of bacteria.
and low glucose
squatting, urine stinks, very
2/12 Free catch examined. UTI
confirmed by Riley. “Full of rods.” Count is 1 million (100,000 is considered an
Baytril started while we wait for culture
to come back.
First notation made that she is licking
herself like she is uncomfortable.
2/14 Bloodwork finds high cholesterol
2/18 Lab reports “Enrobacter aerogense”
supposedly sensitive to Baytril, but changed to SMZ TMP since symptoms have not resolved. This strain is Clavamox resistant.
throughout course of treatment. Frequency
continues 10 days after
treatment started. Still looks cloudy
Noted that she seemed to be drinking
more water than usual
2/24 Sample collected by cysto
afternoon and sent for culture to confirm
she’s been cleared. I notice sample is cloudy
and Riley calls it “turbid”
at 40x, but wants to wait for lab results.
We discuss taking her for Ultrasound /
cystoscopy / biopsy
. If the infection
Blood chemistry comes back normal, so continue SMZ TMP while we wait form
culture to come back. 2/26 Second cysto taken to culture for yeast. Riley remarks that it looks
than the sample taken 2 days
ago. Yeast culture later comes back negative.
In all, she was on Baytril for 6 days and
SMZ TMP for 14 days. Frequency continues
Noted drinking more water.
Reported samples were clear
sent for culture. Lab reports
no growth. Frequency continues
show no bacteria present.
Rimadyl in hope that she is still irritated
from the infection and will improve over time.
3/16 Cloudy, golden color
3/30 Cloudy, darker than golden,
almost brown. Strong odor.
Later learn that samples have to be spun. For some reason, I did not take
3/7 Yellow and clear
continues and turbidity
Notes report clarity cycling betwee clear
4/12 Took sample to vet. No bacteria
Continue to report cloudy
6/15 More cloudy
and strong odor
6/22 Yellow and clear, “usual” cloudiness
Reported yellow and clear several times, Cloudy is now normal
, so if it’s
7/23 – 24 (weekend) Very high
7/25 UTI test strip
Frequency has dropped back to her normal (which is still frequent, but now
color and clarity are “pretty good”. UTI test strips are brought into regular use.
8/8 UTI strip looks positive
the first step) for leukocytes
8/19 UTI strip
Looks same as above,
positive for leukocytes
to me, but Mark
doesn’t think so. The color patch is very
Super high frequency disappears , so I’m convinced there is no infection. I
leukocytes, so I begin to ignore “first patch” positive results, assuming that
the color change I think I see is not really there.
10/15 Increased frequency
10/16 No odor noted, almost clear (i.e.
Notes of frequency continue, but UTI
are reported as negative.
“Negative” means that nitrites are negative, leukocytes are always
borderline positive. I make the mistake of thinking all bacteria produce
nitrites are always unequivocally negative.
11/9 Note slight orange
sent for analysis.
Lab reports cloudy
. No bacteria and
Lab reports 2 – 3 WBC present
Blood taken at same time reports high
She has her first facial swelling event, deemed an allergic reaction. Hives are
1/27 cloudy, rust-colored
, UTI strip negative. Coincides
with recent food change and dye is suspected.
2/10 Increased frequency
. Planned to
and straw colored.
2/22 Still frequent
but color and clarity
“not totally clear” i.e. normal for her.
. UTI strip “negative”
5/21 High frequency.
Not first urine,
color and clairity “good” pH is higher
5/22 First AM not as clear as yesterday’s late morning catch.
UTI strip “negative” (i.e. leukocytes
11/5 UTI infection
Test strip is positive for leukocytes
but negative for nitrites.
learn that not all bacteria produce nitrites and that bacteria can be present
11/5 Vet confirms infection. Finds WBC
Start 14-day course Baytril plus rimadyl
as she was sensative in bladder area
11/23 Finished Baytril 5 days ago.
All symptoms still present
normal for her. Test strip is negative and Vet finds no sign of infection.
Now normal for
her unless she wakes me up in the middle of the night or scratches at the
3/5 UTI Infection
- strip positive.
Vet reports lots of crystals, lots of
(serious infection). X-ray
shows no stones. Begin 14-day course of
for analysis and culture. No
patch on her back this month.
5/5, 5/16, 5/17 and 5/30 Test strip
Note that urine is clear, yellow.
still higher than normal
ongoing diarrhea. Cholesterol
6/28 Nitrite positive
negative. Slightly cloudy, red tine.
clear. 6/29 Strip negative for leukocytes, “less positive” for nitrites than yesterday.
(Starts metranidazole for diarrhea on 6/24, switched to sulfasalamide 6/28)
strip negative nitrites,
leukocytes are “the usual” that is now deemed negative (+15)
7/11 Vet checked. No infection. 7/24 Urine “nice and clear”, yellow
New behavior “Peeing
in three’s” (Squats 3 times in rapid
succession whenever she pees). She is on hydrocortisone for allergic
reaction 9/3 to 9/14. 9/11 Sample clear and yellow, test strip the usual neg/+15.
9/14 Yellow and clear 9/16 pH 5.5. Strip neg/+15 Vet confirms no bacteria, sends out to lab.
9/17 Lab finds no bacteria or WBC but
reports “Oval Fat Body”
sample. Frequency returns to normal.
9/26 squatting “a lot”,
couple of “double squats”. Sample
9/30 Found white, cottony mass
in today’s sample, otherwise
color and clarity looked good. I’d call it clear.
Vet finds leukocytes
but no bacteria.
By the time I arrive there the mass is
much smaller, some has dissolved in urine, Riley suspects it was mucus.
smaller clump than
yesterday, found in 1st catch container,
and several floating spots that look
(“grease spots”). I may have seen
not understand their significance before.
smaller than yesterday,
almost missed it. Found in 1st catch
container again. Also, fewer and smaller
otherwise clear. Odor
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