Buk could no longer urinate himself after an accident.

Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. 
— Alice in wonderland

In September last year, Buk was most likely hit. Fortunately, he did walk home himself. He walked a bit wobbly with the back and had a limp tail with no feeling in it and he no longer had a reflex of the anus. Pictures were taken and it turned out that he had a fracture at the base of his tail.

It soon became clear that Buk could no longer urinate on his own. The nerves responsible for this no longer worked. A catheter was placed so that the bladder could at least empty itself.

It is very important in these types of fractures that the nerve supply of the bladder and the end intestine is restored. If that does not recover, a cat cannot live with it and euthanasia is the only option.

With our Western medicine, we are limited to giving pain relief and inflammation inhibition in these cases and waiting to see if nerve function returns.

Buk happened to come to me for a check-up and then we decided to try acupuncture. With acupuncture we can try to remove the blockage of energy and we can put light electricity on the needles to stimulate the nerves to recover.

A few days later we started treating with a combination of ordinary acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Pretty soon we saw improvement in the sensitivity of the skin on the back. It was absent at first but slowly came back further and further. After a few weeks, the sensitivity of the perineum also slowly returned. After that, the improvement stopped for a while and it was very exciting whether we would get further improvement.

In between, Buk occasionally managed to lick out his catheter despite the collar he was wearing and came to us to place a new catheter.

In the beginning we treated twice a week with acupuncture and after about a month we switched to treating once a week. After an exciting period of no improvement, the next improvement came: the anus reflex came back. And so we continued with the treatments.

And finally in January this year the good news came: Buk could urinate independently again! In the meantime, Buk was well known in practice and the whole team was very happy with this 

Meanwhile, Buk is doing well. He has complete control over his bladder. He does not yet have full control over his intestine and occasionally drops some droppings in the house, but that is not a problem for the owners. Hopefully that will add to that.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THE OWNERS. HOW LUCKY BUK IS WITH YOU. THANKS TO YOUR TRUST IN ME, YOUR PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE, BUK WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT! HOPEFULLY YOU CAN ENJOY EACH OTHER FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!

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