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Her bloodwork was fine. So we shot radiographs of her abdomen. And look at her bladder. (red arrow). Normally the bladder would have the same density as soft tissue (muscle, intestines, etc.). Her bladder is as opaque as her bones on the radiograph.
And a ventral-dorsal view.
So off to surgery we go. Here you can see her bladder flipped over and out of the abdominal incision. Normally, the bladder wall would be thin and translucent. Her bladder wall was very thickened from the chronic irritation and inflammation.
So I made a small incision into the bladder, and out popped the bladder stone that was lodged in the neck of the bladder. Kewl, isn't it?
Sassy went home the next day on antibiotics. With her bladder stone to sit on the mantel.