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Two-Day Fundraiser Held To Help Heal Clyde The Camel

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Clyde the camel has had a six month medical journey that began with a kidney stone that nearly took his life. Clyde the camel has had a six month medical journey that began with a kidney stone that nearly took his life.
GUTHRIE, Oklahoma -

A popular camel known around the world on social media is finally getting over the hump.

Clyde the camel has had a six month medical journey that began with a kidney stone that nearly took his life.

"The stone was down in his urethra, the urine tube that goes from the bladder to the outside and it totally obstructed or blocked the flow of urine out of his body," said Dr. Robert Streeter, OSU Large Animal Faculty Member.

Dr. Streeter said they had to do an emergency surgery to remove it. It seemed to be healing, but then one complication after another kept sending Clyde back to Stillwater, forcing doctors to find another option.

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"He had to have what's called an urethrostomy, where he had a permanent opening of the urethra higher up, under his tail," Streeter said. "He urinates out the back instead of out the bottom."

Clyde's trainer, Terri Lindley, has been by his side for the entire journey. She's updated his condition on Facebook.

"People all over the world have gotten to know him and seen his journey that we've been struggling through," Terri said. "Everybody loves Clyde."

Lindley even held a two-day fundraiser this weekend in Guthrie to help offset Clyde's more than $8,000 medical bills. The event brought in $3,629.

Follow Clyde's Journey on Facebook!

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