Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Good news! Jackson is fine!

Hello pals! Jackson's operation went well. The surgeon removed approximately 40 small and medium sized stones from his bladder. The small ones were the size of apple pips and the larger ones were 3 times that size. Imagine having all those stones rolling around inside you! I bet he's going to feel soooooo much better without them.

In case you're curious, this is what bladder stones look like when they're magnified...

A bit like baked beans!
Jackson asked me to thank you very much for all your kind messages and good wishes. Paws crossed, he'll be home on Friday!
Hamilton x


Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Hamilton and Jackson,

Wow those are almost as many stones as my mum finds in one day of archaeology digging. I just know Jackson will be feeling better not having those inside. I had my paws cwossed for him and I'm so glad everything turned out.

xxx Asta down under

Ruby Bleu said...

My word that's a lot of rocks to have rolling around inside you. No wonder my Mom is always making sure I don't eat any!!! I bet the lost weight too!!!

So glad Jackson is doing fine!!! Hope he gets home soon!

Lots of Licks,

Maggie said...

Thanks for the awesome news Hamilton! Gosh those stones look like potatoes! We're so glad Jackson is on the mend! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Love ya lots,

wally said...

Great news! Goodness gracious those things look painful--I'm sure Jackson will be happier and lighter now that they're gone. Take care, pal!


ps. And kudos to Hamilton who has done a good job keeping us informed!

Gus said...

Hamilton: Thanks for the update! we are so glad to hear good news about Jackson, tell him we will keep the good thoughts and prayers coming your way.


Joe Stains said...

what a relief!! we have been waiting for the news and thank dog its GOOD news!!!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Hamilton,
Man, those are some big stones. No wonder poor Jackson didn't feel well. We sure hope he will be feeling better now. Hope he gets home soon!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Hamilton.
I am so happy to hear that Jackson's surgery went well.
40 stones?? Wow! I am sure he will feel much better now
I am sending him kisses and hugs.
Take care

Billy said...

Sooooo HAPPY to hear this! GREAT news:) I'm doing a happy dance here:)

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

Snowball said...

Congratulations! I am sure Jackson will certainly feel more comfortable with the stones removed. I will have my paws crossed for him too.

Luv and kisses,

Asta said...

Hamilton, I'm sooo welieved! Jackson will be fine YIPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
That's an awful lot of yucky stones, I'm sure he'll feel much better without them. I'm still going to keep my paws cwossed till he's safe at home and fully wecovered. Please give him my love and smoochie kisses
and thank you for your weport.

Boo said...

did i read correctly? 40???

that's a lot! glad to hear the stones are out now. take care jackson!

wet wet licks


Oscar Airedale said...

40 kidney stones? Crikey! I bet Jackson will feel much perkier now. Thanks for letting us know how our very good buddy is going Hamilton.

They look kind of like baled potatoes to me, yummy!

Oscar x

Simba said...

So pleased to hear Jackson is ok. Home to lots of love and attention, milk it for all your worth.

Simba xx

Ben_Benjamin said...

Phew~~ glad all that bad potato looking bladder stone gone....GONE FOREVER !!!

Hamilton, you are such a good news reporter. Im gonna ask Jackson to give you some treat when he is back.

Smitty said...

Hooray! I'm so glad Jackson is doing well!

Your pal Smitty

Wiry Axel said...

That is great news! Hurrah for Jackson. My goodness, those stones look like big potatoes!! Get well soon Buddy.

Wired for Mackie said...

So glad that Jackson is doing well.My mommy's last dog had bladder stones and had to have them remove 5 times! Eek!
Please send Jackson well wishes and gentle hugs from us!

Mackie, Finnegan and Ollie

Koobuss said...

Hi Jackson,
What an ordeal you were through! 40 stones is very impressive, especially ones that look like potatoes. I am happy that you are doing well. You will feel so much better. I hope that when you get out of the hospital you will get lots of treats!

Get well soon, Jackson, and good luck!

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

P. S. Hamilton did a nice job on your blog in your absence.

Ferndoggle said...

I'm so glad Jackson is OK!! Sherman has struggled with struvite crystals much of his adult life & I'm petrified they're going to turn into stones one day.

Get Well Soon Jackson!!


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey Jax! You know it's against the law to get stoned?

Bussie Kissies

Toby said...

Great to hear that Jackson is doing well.


Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

So glad to hear Jackson is OK. Best wishes for a speedy recovery so he can run around and do all those crazy things we wires do.


Bogart said...

Whew!!!!! SOOOOOO happy to hear the good news Jackson, feel better soon buddy!!!!!!!!!


fee said...

dear hamilton,

thanks for bringing the good news about jackson back to us here. those stones look very scary but i'm glad dear jackie is good and well and coming home soon! please send him a hug for me.

ps: congrats on your discharge from the hospital too! my dad thinks you're cute and wants to know why you're on that trolley.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my god! I'm sooooooooooooooo glad that Jackson's all fine! Phew! I've been wishing him a lot coz I wanted him to be ok after his surgery. Yikes! Those stones look like potatoes... I like potatoes, mmmmmmm... Jackson, you did well during your surgery. We all are happy for ya!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are so glad that you are fine, Jackson.

Yeah, we think you are right about the stones. They look like baked beans.

Boy n Baby

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Oh Jackson, I am soooo glad you are better. Please please stop eating rocks and stones.

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Jackson,

Today's the big day - I think - you get to come home right?

xxx Asta down under

Tofu Burger said...

Jackson!! I've missed you!

Sending kisses your way...


Marvin The Dog said...

oooooh I am so sorry to be late commenting, we had a few blips with our computer.

I am so pleased all is going well for Jackson, and those stones look pretty horrific!

well done Jackson, love Marvin xxxx