Mui Mui suffered from a condition called gallbladder mucocoele. It is an increasingly common condition. Treatment often involves surgical removal of the gallbladder, which carries a 30% mortality rate.
However, without treatment, gallbladder mucocoele can progress to potentially fatal complication of gallbladder rupture and peritonitis, as in Mui Mui’s case, where emergency stabilisation and surgery was necessary. After surgery, she stayed in hospital for intensive care over the critical post-operative period, and we were very happy with her progress.