By halliemarie1818 - United States
Today, at work at a farm, we got a new calf. It looked like it had to poop, but was having difficulty. About four hours later it still hadn't pooped. Turns out it was born without an actual butthole. It was there, just sealed up by skin. I literally had to cut this poor calf a new butthole. FML
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  Laurenluvz  |  11

94, if you don't plan on using the actual word, don't swear at all. No ones going to hate you. I don't like swearing. It just makes you seem like you're innocence is stopping you from trying to be more open with your words. It's just my opinion though.

By  Cian_1  |  28

Is that the cow equivalent of having a cleft lip? :P
I feel so sorry for the poor cow! Must have been painful!

  mimiminx  |  23

No it's the cattle equivalent to an imperforate anus - the same as human medicine. A cleft lip is at the other end of the animal and in no way similar. *face palm*

  Cian_1  |  28

I do know that it is the other side of the body. It was a joke, albeit a rather rubbish one. Which I apologise for. :P

  SammyS2012  |  21

That reminds me... when i was at the hospital for surgery, they placed me in a room shared with a baby who was born without a butt. I dont remember it, but apparently they cheered when the baby finally pooped

  \  |  28

#2 apologized for his failed attempt at humor and still received thumbs-down. FML is a cold, cold community. :(

  RpiesSPIES  |  27

I think the only FML for OP is that she bought a calf with that defect... It's the calf that must go through the pain of constipation and whatever means OP used to carve out a hole... Cringed just saying that last bit.
Also, I'm assuming because the FML says 'got' and doesn't specify between it being given birth by her cow or being purchased.

  bamagrl410  |  31

Not only is this the saddest FML I've ever read, it also involves horrible mental images like this one. Poor calf =(

  Pleonasm  |  34

My question is: won't the hole just seal itself back up, since it isn't technically an orifice made by the body? Won't OP have to do this a good few more times?

  BlackRogue  |  8

24-not necessarily. As long as op keeps the cut tissue clean(most likely by applying antibiotic ointment) the cuts should just heal over and leave the calfs anus open so it can pass waste. Usually, when that happens, it's just a very thin flap of skin-it may not have even bled :)

  ashesanddust  |  8

This can actually happen to human babies too. It's called an imperforate anus. But everyone's right, once they opened it, so long as it heals nicely it should be fine!