Aby-a-Day – 26 February: “It is the life of a crystal” (Medical Monday)

Jacoby has had one attack of his UTI crystals since we moved to Sweden. It was back in October 2016.

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Okay, he doesn’t seem that sick in this photo, but trust me…he was having issues back at home.

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This was actually the first time we visited our veterinarian. We came here because the vet Björn used to take Pyret to couldn’t make room in their busy schedule for a UTI emergency.

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I have to say, I was impressed.

I mean…they got my phone number wrong in their system…

…so they sent me a post card because they couldn’t ring or text me!

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When we went back, Jake got an ultrasound of his bladder. My vet back home in Boston was jealous of their in-house ultrasound equipment.

I thought I had gotten a photo of Jake getting his ultrasound, but I can’t seem to find them. I did get this illustration of what was going on with him, however. It wasn’t actually a crystal problem at all this time…he had a polyp in his bladder. The vet illustrated it for me.

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On the way out, we passed a cat food company’s ad and Jake wanted to check it out.

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He took a good, close look.

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Perhaps too close. Okay, Jake, we get it…you are one with your virtual, plastic model of your UTI.

5 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 26 February: “It is the life of a crystal” (Medical Monday)

  1. I don’t think we (or rather my ex) took Pyret to that other vet more than once. The reason I picked Ekens was that it was closest to where we live and had good reviews. The other vet down town doesn’t have a good reputation, and another clinic is so out of the way that we would need a car to get there. It’s a tidy trip to get to Min Veterinär, too, but at least the bus service is good and it’s just a couple minutes walking to and from the stops. Also, the times I’ve been to Min Veterinär, I’ve been impressed by the friendly staff and how well-run the place appears to be.

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    1. It is a long bus ride, but it’s an easy one. Nice that there’s an ICA there, too. It’s kind of like when I went to see my doctor out at Brigham and Women’s in Green Line Land

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