My cat Mini is a 6-year old male cat and has recently diagnosed CRF. Also kidney stones are found in the L kidney and one in the L ureter. The vet in Hong Kong said there's nothing we can do to get rid of the stone in the ureter, only surgery of removing the L kidney, but since his R kidney is not healthy as well (calcium deposits found in the R kidney), complication rate is very high, death rate is like 60%. His creatinine level is slightly high as 250 umol/L and vet suggested that he should get more water intake - 150cc water per day and we need to start considering subcut fluid, and start Azodyl.
Is there any way to remove the stone in the L ureter without removing the whole kidney? A RSPCA vet found some US reference about a medicine to relax the ureter with enough urine to flush the stone out the ureter to bladder, and a simply and safer surgery can be performed to the bladder. Is it true? or is there any other method to dissolve the stone?
Here's Mini's profile:
Age: 6 years old
Breed: domestic shorthair
diet: R/D canned food (he used to take dry food only)
Water intake: not sure if he drinks water himself as we don't have anyone at home in day time to monitor. We feed him about 100cc - 120cc of water by syringe every day.
Status: he has good appetite and he is pretty active, but he will get tired easily. He is FCoV positive but doesn't have FIP symptoms
UREA 11.3 mmol/L
CREA: 250 umol/L
HGB 8.6 g/dL
WBC 16.0 x 10 /L
GRANS 10.8 x 10/L
Could you please help? I really don't want to see him suffered from the stone...
Thanks very much!