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post #1 of 18
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One of the kittens has a problem. It has no opening to poo.

I have called my friend that is a vet but is out of state. He said that a procedure could be tried but if it isn't successful, the kitten would need to be put down. So I called both of the local vets, but neither of them are willing to try. They recommend just putting it out of its misery.

I am heart broken at the thought of killing this sweet little baby! But don't want to see it suffer either. What do I do? And please don't flame me, I just couldn't take it today.
post #2 of 18


Are there any feline specialists in your area that would be likely to be able to do the operation, or at the very least advise you on your options?
post #3 of 18
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I am afraid not. I live in a very rural area. I don't think that I have seen any within 100 miles of here. Just regular DVMs.

I called my friend back and he was kind of surprized that neither of these two would try it. But he did say that this was kinda of rare and they may never have seen a case before.
post #4 of 18
Do you have a state college anywhere near? They often have very good veterinary schools.
post #5 of 18
Oh I'm so sorry to hear this! I have heard that kittens born this way can also have other medical problems as well.

Prayers going your way no matter what you decide.
post #6 of 18
I'm so sorry you need to go through this and even have had to have the decisoin in the first place.

I guess the main question would be whether or not the kitten's body simply didn't have an opening, or whether a large part of the inside organs are missing as well.

Perhaps one of these vets can do an emergency x-ray to tell.

My feeling would be to decide based on whether the kitten can survive well, or whether it will die soon anyway because it's missing internal organs, and you're just keeping it from suffering for the inevitable.

Again, I'm so sorry. I'm sure the right decision will come to you when you need it.
post #7 of 18
Your best bet is if you have a college nearby for veterinary medicine, they will often take on cases like this to use as a teaching tool for young vets.
post #8 of 18
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for the advice. I wish that we had something like that near by but we don't.

I took Gizmo into the vet yesterday afternoon. After examining her, he asked me to let him put her down. He said that she had other problems, things that had not formed and to let nature take it's course would be painful and suffering for her. I finally gave my consent, but it just eats me alive to make that decision, because I believe in giving life as much chance as possible.

So many questions and doubts plague me. Please, pray for me.
post #9 of 18
Oh no Aries, I am so sorry My heart breaks for you because I know how hard this was for you to do. You did the very best thing for this sweet little kitten. There wasn't anything you could have done to change his outcome. He was born without a chance. It isn't fair, but there was nothing you could do What you DID do though was amazing. You took this sweet little kitten and showed him how it felt to be loved. Try to take comfort in knowing that was what he was feeling as he crossed the bridge. He never had to feel the pain and suffering... You made the very best decision you could have made for the little guy and I am very proud of you for being so strong.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by squirtle
Oh no Aries, I am so sorry My heart breaks for you because I know how hard this was for you to do. You did the very best thing for this sweet little kitten. There wasn't anything you could have done to change his outcome. He was born without a chance. It isn't fair, but there was nothing you could do What you DID do though was amazing. You took this sweet little kitten and showed him how it felt to be loved. Try to take comfort in knowing that was what he was feeling as he crossed the bridge. He never had to feel the pain and suffering... You made the very best decision you could have made for the little guy and I am very proud of you for being so strong.
I appreciate your kind words. I just don't feel strong or good about this decision. Everyone at work thinks I'm crazy because I keep getting teary and stuffed up from crying. This has just really hit me hard on top of everything else that I have had going on.

Your kind support is truly appreciated though.
post #11 of 18
I am so sorry for you, I too have a problem with one of my kittens that i will only beable to deal with tomorrow.She is 3 weeks old and blind, She is seeing an eye specialist tomorrow to determine the cause, If She was born that way then i will keep her but if it is to do with other underlying problem then i am afraid that i will be in the same postition as you.I couldn't she her suffer but it is all the " what if's" that kill me.
I am thinking of you and your loss but you did the kindest thing.It all comes down to the quality of life issue, and by the sounds of it your little guy really would have suffered.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aries
I appreciate your kind words. I just don't feel strong or good about this decision. Everyone at work thinks I'm crazy because I keep getting teary and stuffed up from crying. This has just really hit me hard on top of everything else that I have had going on.

Your kind support is truly appreciated though.
I'm so sorry you had to do that, I know how hard it is, and these little ones get into our hearts so quickly. Thank goodness he found you to care for him and do the right thing. And thank goodness you CAN care - it's what makes us human. Hugs, Kim.
post #13 of 18
It's always hardest to do what is best. You did the right thing for this little guy. I'm sorry you had to make this decision- I don't envy you one bit.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by lucyloo
I am so sorry for you, I too have a problem with one of my kittens that i will only beable to deal with tomorrow.She is 3 weeks old and blind, She is seeing an eye specialist tomorrow to determine the cause, If She was born that way then i will keep her but if it is to do with other underlying problem then i am afraid that i will be in the same postition as you.I couldn't she her suffer but it is all the " what if's" that kill me.
I am thinking of you and your loss but you did the kindest thing.It all comes down to the quality of life issue, and by the sounds of it your little guy really would have suffered.
I am so sorry. I will keep you and your baby in my prayers.

I understand about the "what if's". God has given me a peace about it, but still Satan is there sowing his poisonous worry and doubts.

I pray that your situation has a happier outcome. And I believe that there are some people on this site that have blind cats. Maybe they can give you some insite and advice in dealing with your little girl. Please, keep me updated.
post #15 of 18
Aries, my heart aches for you. We've all had to make these difficult decisions, but as someone else here said, just remember the love you gave this little one and how you prevented her from suffering needlessly.

God needed her for something special and that's why He called her to Him and He needed your help to deliver her safely and with love.

Hugs to you.
post #16 of 18
Aries, I had to make the same decision, not once but four times. It was the hardest decision to make, but the right one. The deaths would have been slow, toxic and painful.

The story is here
post #17 of 18
oh im so sorry, i hadnt heard of that before. THat poor kitten, and poor you too.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
This was such a hard decision for me. I really appreciate your words of understanding and comfort.

I just have to pull it together, because I have 5 more little ones at home to love and care for and find the perfect home for.
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