Saturday, July 18, 2015

2500. A 9-month-old male Miniature Schnauzer has stranguria - a large swollen bladder

Sat Jul 18, 2015

"I don't know if you believe my story," the mother of two primary 4 and 5 boys said. "My younger son said that he was asked to buy this dog by my late father-in-law who had died of cancer. This is because my son had not been supporting my father-in-law financially and so we have to support this Schnauzer."

"It is hard for most people to believe" I said. "However, some incidents cannot be explained scientifically as in the following story."

"My 75-year-old friend had asked me to pose for a photograph with a diabetic and high-blood-pressure Singaporean going to visit his girl friend in Bangkok. My friend joked:  "This photograph of his last day in Singapore will be most valuable.".

This divorcee died around midnight in Bangkok on the day of arrival. At around 2 am, my friend's throat started to swell. He had difficulty in breathing. He drove himself to the emergency department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was treated. Could it be possible that the spirit of the dead man tried to "strangulate" him by swelling of his throat? How do you explain that occurrence?"

This 9-month-old Schnauzer had an obstructed urethra. Full of dirty brown urine inside the orange-sized bladder. The owner did not want blood test or X-ray. I catheterised the bladder for the next 2 days, unblock the bladder, lavaged the bladder for the next 2 days. An IV drip with antibiotic and spasmogesic was given on Jul 18, 2015. Some small stones of around 3 mm were picked up.

I would check the next day by bladder palpation for any large bladder stones. Ideally an X-ray would be best.



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