Rocky Lee

We recently told you about another urinary block, and here is another with a different but all too common story. Rock Lee’s family rushed him to VERG after recognizing the signs, as they had been through this a couple of times with Rocky Lee before. The medical team confirmed their suspicions , they said they needed to euthanize because they are unable to afford the cost of the unblockings (for those of you that don’t know, they are a couple of thousand dollars every time) Rocky’s medical team heard the family’s dilemma and proposed another solution..a PU surgery. A PU (perineal urethrostomy) creates a new urinary opening that decreases the length of the urethra and allows urine to bypass this narrowed region. This significantly reduces the risk of the block happening again. While his family was very interested in this, this surgery unfortunately costs even more than an unblocking so his amazing medical team reached out to @positivetails and we split the cost of surgery with Rocky’s family. 

Surgery was a success and Rocky has been reunited with his family and we hope that his regular emergency visits are behind him. This outcome brought to you by the team effort of one amazing family, one compassionate medical team, and you and your support of our work.