Algy is still with us, and it appears, on the mend. We figure he passed a stone. I've had kidney stones and if it hurt me, can you imagine what it must feel like for a male dog? Poor dear. No more bloody urine (yeah, I know this is a food blog, sorry) and he seems much more comfortable. He's still on pain medication for another day, so we'll have to see how he does after that, but he really does seem much perkier.
We know he is getting pretty elderly and this did kind of force us to consider what lengths we want to go to keeping him going, but it seems that the crisis has for the moment passed.
If only everything in life could be so easily solved with a mega dose of antibiotics and some pain pills.