Mom spoke to the vet this morning. She had to go to work before she could give you all an update. She offers apologies for that. The good news is that there was no tumor or mass in Brigittes bladder. What they found was sand...
I asked what the heck does that mean? Mom said it was like tiny crystals...
Crystals? C'mon Mom,break it down in human pug terms.
What she said was that due to this infection, Brigittes ph balance in her urine was high. This makes the environment condusive to growing these crystals. They are not as big as stones. So they can't go in and take them out. What the treatment will be is a long course of antibiotics. There are still alot of staph in Brittes bladder...
Not like the staff I have, but staph bacteria.
The Radiologist did the ultrasound on Brigittes whole abdomen and he said aside from some thickening in her kidneys, which is probably from the infection, all her other organs are fine.
So in terms of the possibilities, this is the best case scenario. Brigitte will keep getting those pepperoni smelling pill pockets every day. She also will get some supplements that Pearl takes too. The vet said that would be good. (thanks Pearls mom) Then when she is done with the medicine they will check the urine and check for the crystals again.
The vet also took the opportunity to say how great Brigitte was yesterday. She said she didn't get overly excited and nervous. She just sat up in the crate watching everybody and waiting patiently for her turn. Of course she did.She really makes the rest of us look bad, gonna have to talk to her about that.
We're all very happy to hear this news and want to thank everyone again for keeping Brigitte close to their hearts over the past few days.It has helped immensely.