Friday, June 22, 2007
I'm so sorry. The valiant Captain Jack didn't make it. After multiple enemas he still wasn't moving stool, so they put him under anesthesia to manually disimpact him. That didn't work, either. He had a pelvis fracture, which was displaced and blocking the hardened stool from exiting, as well as a fracture of the head of his femur on the good x-rays they were able to take under anesthesia.
There was really nothing else to do. You can't fix this kind of problem in a kitten. He was humanely euthanized while under anesthesia.
I will be forever amazed at what a kitten Jack was, doing all the things that kittens do with an unsuspected fractured pelvis and a broken leg. The only time he seemed to be in pain was when the stool stopped passing. Such a brave and loving little soul, and such a huge hole a little kitten leaves behind. I know I'm not the only one missing him.