Urethral bypass surgery for kidney stone - any experience?
About 2 months ago my cat was diagnosed with kidney failure, but his numbers were not too bad and showed/ still shows no symptoms at all. On top of this they found a kidney stone in the right urether which was partially obstructing. Since his kidney levels seemed quite stable the internist did not recommend surgery, but today his levels had gone up from creatinine 2.8 to 4.0 in just 2-3 weeks. The dilation in fluids in right kidney had also gone up, and now a urethral bypass surgery is recommended. I am trying to decide what to do this and if it makes sense. I want to do everything possible to make sure he has great life quality in the time he has left, and so far he has showed absolutely no symptoms of being sick. The internist said that the success rate of the surgery is good, and he will most likely recover fast and his kinda numbers should stabilize quickly. However, he still has kidney failure which is irreversible so I am contemplating whether I should put him through the stress of the surgery and pay the many thousand of dollars this surgery costs.
Has anyone on here had any experience with this bypass surgery? What was the recovery like and did the kidney numbers go down? Will this extend the overall life spand and quality significantly?
I appreciate any input. Thanks so much.