Caroline had a radiograph at vet today to confirm her pregnancy.
It turns out that she is NOT pregnant. She has megacolon. What the doctor was feeling was feces, not babies.
The good news is that we can start treating her nasty upper respiratory infection much more aggressively.
The bad news is that megacolon is a permanent condition that can only be managed, not eliminated. She will need to be on a special diet for the rest of her life, and her future family will need to be vigilant about monitoring her stools and making sure she is passing them. She may need an occasional enema, etc to help her move her stools.
That’s the news for today! I’ll post more pictures and information about her later, but for now, here is the radiograph image from today.