Mick was rescued by M.A.I.N. with horribly matted hair and a huge hernia requiring surgery.
Medical Update from Dr. Katie: I determined that he had both his urinary bladder and part of his colon trapped within his hernia- and he was completely unable to “void” either. The first night we basically emptied him out and shaved him. We got things put back to resemble normal and give him some relief- knowing that it wasn’t going to stay that way but we bought some time. The next morning his bladder and prostate had again ended up in the hernia, so I know he was uncomfortable- but all he cared about was “touch me touch me touch me”. I wonder how long it had been since he felt any kind of pleasant human touch with that 2″ thick matt layer. What a sweetheart he is. If you pet him he throws himself on his back to get his tummy rubbed. Anyway, the surgery we did yesterday was: 1. neuter to reduce the testosterone input which made his prostate huge and probably caused all of this. 2. put colon and bladder and prostate BACK into the abdomen where they belong. 3. Suture the ductus deferens (attached to prostate) and the colon wall to Mick’s body wall which will hopefully keep them where they belong while we deal with his prostate issues.
Mick’s Updates: Mick has made a full recovery from his medical issues and has been adopted! Congrats Mick and your fur-ever family!
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