Little Blossom was born the beginning of April 2012. She and brother Thorn were found when they were about three weeks old. (Thorn has since been adopted) Their mother, Pollen, was trying to nurse them but didn’t have enough milk (Pollen is also at Tabby’s Place). Blossom is mostly black with flecks of gray and white on her legs and her tummy. Her fur has an unusual, almost woolly, texture to it.
Blossom is a purry, affectionate little adventurer. She loves to climb and, typically for kittens, wants to investigate everything. She has chronic constipation, but right now we are not sure why. Her thyroid levels were checked, but they were normal (hypothyroidism can cause constipation in kittens). Currently, Blossom is being given daily enemas, as well as lactulose, to help with the constipation. Except for the actual procedures, Blossom appears largely unaffected by her constipation.
We’re hoping that Blossom’s constipation is a temporary issue, but it’s too soon for us to determine that right now. We’ll do tests as needed and continue to monitor this happy little lady, so check back for updates periodically.
Update 1/14/12: Blossom had a subtotal colectomy, where a portion of her colon was removed, to help with her constipation. Due to the surgery she is incontinent and has diarrhea. She is going to see a specialist to see if there is anything else we can do for her. More updates to come.