at Fri Jun 15 18:22:13 2007 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHKitkat ]
I am so sorry about what you and Cinnamon are going through. It's so difficult to have a baby that isn't doing well.
Megacolon is actually something that can often be controlled with diet and/or medication. Every case is different, though, and Cinnamon is so very tiny. The surgery done is usually a sub total colectomy and I have not heard of it done in such a young baby. Perhaps if surgery is needed it can be posponed for awhile.
I am hoping and praying that Cinnamon will do better than expected. Please ask your vet if he or she thinks that there is a medication that may help her get through this difficult period. Lactulose often helps cats with megacolon. It is a liquid given orally that remains in the GI tract and helps add fluid to the stool. Regular stool softeners may be helpful as well but please double check with your vet first.
Again, I am very sorry, and will keep you and Cinnamon in my thoughts and prayers. She is such a cutie.
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