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My condolences for your loss of Brock. While it's impossible for my knowing how clinically ill and hemodynamically stable Brock was prior to, during and after surgery, I can tell you that his prognosis was fair if all choleliths (gall stones) were removed and a cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder) was performed. His prognosis was only guarded if cholelithiasis was associated with biliary leakage and aseptic (no infection present) bile peritonitis and it was poor if he suffered from septic (infection present) bile peritonitis as I expect was the case because you saw abdominal swelling.
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I'm confused. You mentioned gall bladder/gall stone surgery but also inability to pass urine and a stone obstructing his urethra. Did you mean urinary bladder surgery, instead?
Thank you. I would be concerned about urinary bladder or urethral rupture due to trauma during surgery and if a stone were still obstructing his urethra, his bladder could have distended to the point of rupture. Even if the bladder didn't rupture, an obstructed urethra can cause back up of urine into his kidneys and kidney failure. Please discuss these possibilities with his surgeon. Please continue our conversation if you wish.
If there were an attendent at the surgery who monitored vital signs, yes, he might have been attended to in time to be life-saving.
I regret that I can't know the answer to that question without performing a necropsy on Brock. He would need to be refrigerated (not frozen) until a necropsy could be performed.
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Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.