Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hamilton, North Carolina
Talked with our vet today. We don't really have any options other than keep Fast comfortable until we can't. Surgery is not an option and NC State doesn't have a lazer. We'd have to go to Blacksburg, VA to the school up . The 5+ hour trailer ride, then 2 days there and a 5+ hour ride home would be too much for Fast to handle. He stresses way too bad with trailering and change. It's not worth the risk to put him through all of it.
We are going to do a 7 day course of antibiotics once a month, put him on vitamim C to bring the acidity of his urine up and modify his diet the best we can to lower his calcium intake. In a few months we will ultrasound again to see how fast this thing grows. Depending on that, it may not be the bladder stone that kills him. Big thoroughbreds - he's 17-2 - rarely make it past 30.
I got off the phone and had a good cry then accepted this is the fairest course of action for Fast. It is in his best interests. It doesn't make sence to put him through so much at his age. I will love and spoil him worse than I already have and pray for the strength to did with things when the time comes.