QUIT poking my bladder!
Saturday Buzz had some orange-ish urine at the end... when he was mostly empty. I made a mental note and said I'd keep an eye on it. Nothing else until Monday morning, last pee before work and the end is bright red. No mistaking that for orange or yellow.
I loaded him up and away to work we went. Doctor #3 gave him a full physical exam (including rectal... Buzz wasn't so sure she REALLY needed to go up there but being the most excellent boy he is, he held very still) and she was able to palpate "something" up near the top of his bladder. Urinalysis showed signs of infection, but the problem is, boy dogs don't just get UTIs. Then we took an xray (or two...) and compared it to an xray taken in July. There is a definite opacity difference up near the top of the bladder, suspicious of a tumor. I went home Monday with some antibiotics to treat the bladder infection and a lot to think over.
Each doctor made a handful of suggestions about further diagnostics, treatment options, etc. and today we did an ultrasound to more accurately determine the location of the mass (and, essentially, to prove it really is there). It showed up on the ultrasound screen as at the top, in the trigone area of the bladder.
Tomorrow we do a cystogram (human site, but essentially the same) to hopefully find out more information.
Any extra vibes, good thoughts, prayers, whatever you may have will be appreciated tomorrow.
Throughout all, my sweet boy has remained so. He doesn't act like there's anything bothering him and keeps wondering why people are poking around his abdomen so much!