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      When I picked Dozer up I had some time to speak with the surgeon who drew a diagram of Dozer’s anatomy to explain how three radiologists and the surgeon all thought the ureter was ectopic. His ureter is abnormal, it tracks low on the bladder and the turns up (lying up against the bladder) and goes back up the bladder and enters in a normal position. She said seeing that on one dimensional imaging looked like the ureter terminated low on the bladder. She also explained that the ureteral dilation and renal pelves dilation that had been seen on CT Scan was due to infection that has resolved and all structures are now normal in appearance, as is his bladder.
      I’m not happy that Dozer had to go through all of this, but we have a definite diagnosis and treatment plan so I will try and remain positive.
      The trip home was uneventful, thankfully, and Dozer slept most of the way. We stopped a couple of times for potty breaks for him and got home by 10pm. He has a nasty cough from the tube during anaesthetic... any experience with how long it takes to resolve??
      Dozer is on antibiotics for 5 more days, will start the Propalin on Sunday. The surgeon said keeping him on the Vitamin C and Cranberry capsules was up to me. He is to have a Urinalysis done in one month. The Propalin (for his urinary sphincter) will be given twice daily but can be given three times a day if needed. She feels that with him developing and once he hits puberty that the testosterone will also strengthen his sphincter control and is hopeful we will have a continent dog. If he remains incontinent around the age of a year and a half/two she can inject collagen into his sphincter to tighten it up. Another option is an implant. For now we will take it day by day, let him grow and see what happens.

      Thank you all for joining us on this roller coaster ride.... we appreciate all of the mojo sent our way xo

      Here is a picture of Dozer this morning sleeping off his experiences of the past three days

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      Thank goodness belly bands were invented. Good luck with his maturation taking care of the problem!

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      Poor little guy and you have been thru so much with this. A thought occurred after I reread your post. If his going thru puberty may help, why not give him
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      now to see if it helps. Maybe it might cause other problems, I have no idea, but I would ask about the possibility.

      Sending good thoughts his recovery is uneventful and quick.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Blackboy98 View Post
      Poor little guy and you have been thru so much with this. A thought occurred after I reread your post. If his going thru puberty may help, why not give him
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      now to see if it helps. Maybe it might cause other problems, I have no idea, but I would ask about the possibility.

      Sending good thoughts his recovery is uneventful and quick.
      It doesn’t hurt to ask and I will for sure, if there are no contradictions, I would be willing to give it a try.

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      That photo- those long little legs on that sleeping baby! So cute!

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      Poor little Dozer . What an unfortunate experience for all of you.
      Sending more good and healing thoughts to Dozer and you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by coopersmom View Post
      It doesn’t hurt to ask and I will for sure, if there are no contradictions, I would be willing to give it a try.
      Side effects as well as contraindications.
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      Aww, little Dozer. Sorry he had to go through that but it's good you have a definitive diagnosis. Good thoughts your way!

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      Bless his little heart... just look at that picture!

      I'm so sorry your little guy had to go through all of this.

      Just sending all good healing thoughts for your boy...

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      Thank you all so much!! Dozer is more himself today, more playful and getting into puppy mischief We started the Propalin at breakfast time and are keeping a pee/dribbling diary again to monitor the effectiveness . He is on the twice daily dosing, but can be increased to three times a day if needed. So for now we are happy enough to not put him through any more and just let him be a puppy.....accidents/dribbling whatever we love the little guy and will manage whatever comes our way

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