Well first things first...the bad news!! I went out to check on the kitties and one of them was dead. Of course it was my seven year olds favorite kitty so he is totally heart broken.
Anyway, I took the other three little ones into the vetthinking they had ringworm on those little faces, and he said that the lumps on their faces was a skin infection that they got from the mother most likley and that the kitten who died, died from the pnumonia that accompanies this infection sometimes. They have antibiotic drops twice a day and eye drops three times a day for their eye goop. I also dewormed the mother today...she wasn't happy about that!!
She still seemes to be really disasociated from her kittens. One of her babies dies and she didn't come running up tome to let me know something was wrong, she jumped in the box and sniifed it but then jumped right back out of the box. I thought animals were all about alerting you when something wasn't right. Not her! The three little ones checked out okay, I'm supposed to take them back next month for the distemper shot and then we'll decide which one we'll adopt into another house cat for the kids. The other two we'll try to place.