This little guy was rescued by one of our clients, a good Samaritan who has been rescuing feral cats since the 90s. This kitten, only about 4 weeks old, became so constipated that he needed to be anesthetized, given enemas, and undergo a procedure called manual evacuation. Despite aggressive care and medication, he became constipated again 2 days later and had to undergo the same treatment. He may have a congenital condition called megacolon, in which the colon does not contract normally and stretches, causing recurrent episodes of constipation.
We are happy to report that he is about to be discharged from the hospital and is doing very well. He is on several medications but he is eating well, growing, and defecating normally. We want to thank our wonderful clients like this one, whose dedication never fails to amaze us, and are hoping we can continue to be partners in providing a good quality of life long term to little guys like this one.