Ok I am sobbing uncontrollably and I am having difficulty writting or typing this through the tears .........I just now got back from the vet . When we went back to the roommand put the kitten on the stainless steel table we were there only a moment . The nurs came in as she always does to ask a few questions and writting down stuff. When i told her I thought it was an impacted bowel and held the kitten up and told her to feel its belly she gasped and said I want to take him for a sec to run this by the doctor ...I believe it was then that I knew something was terribly wrong . When she came back with the kitten the look on her face was enough for me and I said "its not good is it ?" she said it didnt look great and thats all she could say .....I knew absolutly then that the kitten was going to be put to sleep and sure enough when the doc came in he said yes it shouldnt have lived this long . Here is what he said . The reason the kitten was covered in its own feces is because it had a congenital birth defect . It had no anus . The term is called mega colon . It had no muscles in its colon to push the feces out and it had no anus to keep it in basically its rectum was on the outside. He said the mother usually kills any kittens with defects he didnt understand how the kitten had made it as long as it did . He said no surgery nothing would have done anything and he said the best thing would to put it out of its misery and have it euthinized . I looked at the kitten in its pretty blue eyes stroked his chin and all the way home I cried and am still crying and I can safely tell you I will be crying later . I was soo happy when I found out about my new baby comming to me , I have been waiting for 2 weeks for him and now I have to let him go I made a web recording of the kitty and thats all I have it wasnt nearly enough .
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11/3/01 at 6:36am