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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    Ultrasound was done this morning but Coco appears to have sludge in her bladder as well which gave them problems when doing the U/S so they phoned and said they were going to do an xray as well. This proved inconclusive - there is something there but they're not sure what as it didn't show up very well in the xray either. Luckily they didn't need to shave or clip Coco's fur, they simply used masses of the gel instead to wet it. It's non-toxic and they wiped her down after by the look of it, so she'll be able to wash the rest off herself. She stinks though so I'm so glad I took them both in as normal or I fear Thumper would have rejected her the smell is so bad! She's now on a special medication twice a day - I must google it actually/read the leaflet to find out exactly what it's for. Filip said it's an antibiotic but quite a strong one as it has to be diluted when given as it's very alkaline, so I think it's to help break down the crystals which are definitely present. There's NO BLOOD in her urine though, that result was a definite negative so Filip thinks it's the bacteria and sludge and crystals coming out in her wee which is giving the colour, even though it's drying brown, but if the tests say no blood then I can't argue with that - but it is a relief.

    Filip is going to talk to a specialist friend of his and also send him all of the results. This may end up with us taking Coco (and Thumper) on a 1.5hr car journey to this chap's clinic where they have special endoscopy equipment for them to give Coco a GA and insert said endoscopy into her genitals so they can get a camera up there into the bladder to have a proper look to see what's in there. We'll know on Friday or the weekend what's happening as he's got to phone him and it's to do with shifts etc. so he reckons it'll be Friday before we hear.

    So for now, Coco's on pain relief daily, plus this new stuff twice a day. She's absolutely delighted at being manhandled so much as I'm sure you can imagine, poor thing! But with luck she'll soon be sorted out. She's fine in herself though despite the manhandling (so far anyway!), which is fab .

    Thank you for such a comprehensive update on Coco

    I am so glad you've got some results from the diagnostics. That's a big step forward, if not entirely conclusive. It all makes sense.

    I hope she doesn't need the invasive tests, but keep my fingers crossed for the best outcome with the new meds
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    I hope the meds will help Coco, and that she doesnít mind taking them too much! I tried hiding emeprid on a shreddie, it didnt work

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    Sending some vibes for Coco. Sorry I've not posted her vibes sooner x

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    Sending more vibes for Coco. It sounds as though your vet is being very thorough.
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    Thank you, everyone, and daphnephoebe don't worry! I don't post on everyone's - you can't; it's sometimes sadly impossible to keep up I'm afraid .

    Coco is in fine fettle today though she is very, very wary of me. I gave the girls their supper of herbs and fibafirst sticks at bedtime otherwise the only time I see them/Coco is to basically give a quick fuss and then grab for meds. She shot off when she heard my voice as they'd vacated their lovely warm patch of hay in front of the hutch, Thumper was still there but up and stretching, whereas Coco was in the hutch having a quick stretch but then sat in the litter tray which is in the far corner and she knows rightly it's difficult for me to get to her there - so she ain't that dumb . I can get to her - just open the other door - but that's rare at night. Even when I got the tub of herbs out she refused to come out of the hutch and sat where Thumper does to eat them instead of coming into the shed itself into her normal spot, so she's certainly not my friend at the moment . But, once all of her treatments are over and she's better, she'll soon come around and be my friend again, and that's all I can ask for - that she gets well. So for now I don't mind that she doesn't love me .

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    Sending positive vibes for Coco.x

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    I hope that Coco soon forgives you. Even Frosty, who is normally a cuddly bunny, didnít want picking up the other day after the dental and all the meds and syringe feeding, but a day later he is back to being normal. Sometimes you wish you could explain things to them so they would understand!

    Topping up the vibes for her xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    Thank you, everyone, and daphnephoebe don't worry! I don't post on everyone's - you can't; it's sometimes sadly impossible to keep up I'm afraid .

    Coco is in fine fettle today though she is very, very wary of me. I gave the girls their supper of herbs and fibafirst sticks at bedtime otherwise the only time I see them/Coco is to basically give a quick fuss and then grab for meds. She shot off when she heard my voice as they'd vacated their lovely warm patch of hay in front of the hutch, Thumper was still there but up and stretching, whereas Coco was in the hutch having a quick stretch but then sat in the litter tray which is in the far corner and she knows rightly it's difficult for me to get to her there - so she ain't that dumb . I can get to her - just open the other door - but that's rare at night. Even when I got the tub of herbs out she refused to come out of the hutch and sat where Thumper does to eat them instead of coming into the shed itself into her normal spot, so she's certainly not my friend at the moment . But, once all of her treatments are over and she's better, she'll soon come around and be my friend again, and that's all I can ask for - that she gets well. So for now I don't mind that she doesn't love me .

    And you never really thought Coco was dumb

    I'm glad the meds are going down. What a palaver!

    I really hope she gets well
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    Thank you everyone .

    I phoned the vet today as I had expected him to ring me either Friday or Saturday, but he hadn't so I presumed he may not have been able to get in touch with his buddy.

    Anyway, he had, he just hadn't had chance to ring me, so me ringing at 5pm made him speak to me .

    Filip's buddy and he have had a good natter and discussion and Mark seems to think that Coco may just have a lot of sludge (that's good really ... I think). So I'm to keep her on this ento... something until Friday morning and take her back in so that Filip can then have a really good feel of her bladder again, to see if it's going soft, hopefully it will be which means this medicine is working.

    The downside is that between them they have questioned as to why she has so much sludge. They think it's because she may be erm, fat. She is a little plumper than her sister, but doesn't seem to eat all of the food - I feed them in separate bowls and they seem to eat the same amount. Coco does sit and eat hay for longer than Thumper though, who will go out and play more willingly, so maybe that's why.

    Filip also suggested that Coco may be arthritic - a high possibility given that Thumper was diagnosed and xray proved to be so just last year which is now why they're both on arthritic supplements; they have half a tablet each per day, so that should be helping anyway. He also said it could be dental - though I highly doubt that the way she munches on hay, grass, and leaves. She's always eating those three - probably why she's fat .

    But the real downside is this Mark has strongly advised, and Filip has agreed, that Coco is given a GA so that full xrays can be taken of all possible views - lateral? - and others, of her belly, bladder etc, and her head to check her teeth. I'm going to ask if it's a lighter one than they do for operations as she won't be under for too long and then hopefully she'll recover faster and there's less risk, all being well. I'll ask on Friday. But she has had a GA before, albeit 6 years ago when she was spayed, but she was a lot ... slimmer back then, not to mention younger of course.

    So Friday is for a general feel and a firk, and then I think it'll be to make an appointment for the GA/xrays.
    Last edited by Angie B; 26-03-2018 at 08:16 PM.

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    If Coco has sludge when she is under GA could they not flush her little bladder to get rid of it ?
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