Sorry for the long post but without the full facts you might not be able to advise. So my indoor male cat Ronnie (he's 2.5 yrs old) on Wednesday just gone was rush to the vets with a blocked bladder. The vet said he was suffering from 1000's Struvite crystals and it was one the worst cases he has seen. He fought an hour to get a catheter into him and manged in the edge but was close to calling it which would have resulted in an operation. Ronnie was then sent home with me and the catheter still in until Friday Morning which is when we took him back. He was leaking still on Saturday but the vets this was to be expected as things are clearly tender down there so might be a little while before he stops that. We were given pain killers (Loxicom) to give him after eating but on Sunday morning (today) we found he wouldnt eat or drink so he couldnt have his pain killer and was not passing any urine not even leaking on the floor like he was the day before. So we took him back to the vets who said he needs another catheter into drain him as he was blocked again. Shocked and sadden to say the least given it was only Friday he had his first one removed. So they kept him in all day today (Sunday) and repeated the process this time taking the catheter out before letting us take him home as it wasn't urine they removed. It was fresh blood and a lot of it. They have given us antibiotics for a week and a muscle relaxer to give him every 12 hours for next couple of days. To make him feel more comfortable. The advice for us in to max his water intake. many water bowls around, put tuna brine in his water to encourage him to drink, extra litter trays, keep things calm and plenty places to hide if he wishes etc.. i am doing all that they asked and anything else which i think might help him. He is moving more just like first time he was catheter. The relief he must feel poor thing. I am pleased to say he wasn't home for 40 mins before we saw him drinking from this bowl which is a great sign. He is still licking himself and we have not seen him eat as yet. But will continue to encourage him and hopefully he will. Ronnie is a Bsh crossed. His mum was the bsh and his dad was the neighbours domestic cat a mixture of everything i think. We've been in touch them and nothing like this runs in this bloodline on his mum side but unable to confirm on his dad's side as his dad was sadly attached by a dog earlier this year and didn't make it. The reason i checked this was as the vet said it might be genetics that has caused it. He is not a full male and had the snip when he was young. In case you need to know that. Ronnie is not insured as we have been putting money to one side instead of having insurance. We paid insurance for many years and never really needed it in the past so thought the kitty fund was a better option. How wrong we was. But i cannot undo this and i am beating myself up enough already. So my funds are not endless and so far this already cost £500.00 with no blood work and no xrays. I simply cant afford any of those treatments. They quote me £450.00 for an over night stay, one x ray. I dont have access to credit of any and dont qualify for help from a charity. I dont receive any benefits. I am far from being on a high income with a young child to support as well. I cant ask family etc for help as they would just say its kinder to let him go to sleep. So where are we well at this moment in they don't know for sure if the blood is from the lining of bladder or if its caused any damage to kidneys. so gave him fluids to treat any kidney issues just cause as the vet said they would only help. We have to take him back tomorrow again just after dinner time for them to have a feel to see if his bladder has filled up again. I am dreading it to be honest. I am running out of cash fast and I feel disgusted and ashamed in myself that cash even has to come into it. But as the vet said the future has to be considered as if anything else happens its likely he will be on drugs for rest of this life. I dont really know what i am looking for from you all. I just feel lost. I cant sleep cant think of anything else. But having to put on that brave mum face for my little boy and just want any advice can give regardless of what this is. If you have read all the way down to the bottom i am sorry for the post being so long but wanted to make sure i had captured all the facts. Hopefully hear from anyone soon. Thanks again.