Nov 11, 2009

Bladder stones and EPU

Long time no post! So much has been going on and time has been flying by! I am looking at EPU before the end of the year and poor evil dog has bladder stones again! Poor Peeky, so many surgeries for his stones. We saw the vet last night and had a few xrays which showed a big cluster of calcium oxalate crystals (stones) smack dab in his bladder. So, next Friday we will have the dreaded surgery. Poor guy, the surgery is not so nice for him. The doc cuts along his dinkie doodle and opens his bladder up to remove the stones. His bladder is put back into his little belly and his dinkie doodle gets stitched back up. Then the fun begins! When he pees after surgery he screams bloody sounds like I am slicing him up alive. Thankfully Dr T has offered up extra pain meds for him to help him through the recovery period. The other fortunate thing is that we are moving in with Marks parents so they can keep a good eye on him when we return to work on Monday. We move this weekend, sadly. This is not my ideal situation but we needed to do this to allow us to try again with India. Lots happening on the surrogacy front. The amazing couple who hooked us up with a doctor will finally return to India for BABY PICK UP!! We are so thrilled for them and their family! Two couples have been home for just over two months now and all babes are doing well (Nik and Lisa, Rhonda and Gerry). And last week a baby girl was born to Jackie and she looks amazing! All these positives keep us going! Recent announcements of positive pregnancies by Meg and Bob and others on the forum keep the energy positive as well. Our turn will come and we know this. We have one heck of a story leading up to this as most of us do.


  1. Oh kerrie, I'm soo happy to hear from you!! Great to have you back. Poor doggy, I feel so bad for him. I know it hurts to move but there is a end goal. Chin up girly! VERY EXCITED FOR YOUR EPU!!! Are you still with SI? I'm just really excited to see you back!!

    All the best hun!!You have been such an inspiration to all of us (me personally) but I know it will happen for us, its just taking a bit longer.

  2. I'll keep praying, you keep believing. It was good to see a post from you. Love, Gege

  3. I wish you all the luck in the world, Kerrie. I'm so glad you're moving ahead.

    EPU, here we come!!!


  4. Glad to know that you two are doing well, and we are all waiting with fingers crossed to read your blog and for you to tell us that you have strated your next attempt in India. After spending time with you both in Mumbai I really want to tell you both that any child you have will be lucky to have parents like you two. This will happen for you both!


    p.s - Still drooling over the bottle of maple syrup, thanks.

  5. We are so excited for you! After speaking wtih you on the phone a few times now and certainly your blog, I know you both will be great parents. I just can not wait until it happens for you. You are so special!!! Good Luck with the EPU, we will be watching carefully.
    Hugs to you!

  6. Kerrie, very sorry to hear about your dog. Our poor dog too has had recurring bladder stones (both the oxalate and struvite forms) -- she has had surgery twice to remove them, one of which was an emergency surgery done in the middle of the night because her urethra became obstructed by a stone. We have had some success with the Royal Canin Urinary SO dog food, available on a prescribed basis from your vet (dry and canned forms available). She has been stone-free for 15 months or so, but we still have to go to the vet very regularly for X-rays and urinalysis to monitor things... always a worry.

    Look forward to hearing more about your cycle plans as they firm up... we're all here rooting for you!

  7. Kerrie and Mark, Hoping your EPU is much less eventful than Evil Dog's sugery! Wishing you the best and hoping to hear positive pregancy news in the new year!
    Stephanie, Adam & Micah


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