Originally Posted by gayef
But then I am extremely lucky that my girl poots 'em out without a problem.
I am always so amused with your posts, even when things are worrisome you are always there to help lighten the mood, and bring some relaxation to tense nerves
I had an exremely rare case. My queen had a kitten around 10:00 P.M. 4/4/06the kitten was born dead, it was very small and transparent, without much fur. She stopped labor, completely! By the next morning I had no more kittens still, but felt them moving so knew there were more to come, and rushed her off to the vets. At this time it had been 9 hrs, now she was in no stress, pain or labor, she wasn't contracting or pushing, it was like she never went into labor at all, except I had a kitten to tell me it really happened (like Gaye said if she had any discomfort or had been pushing for half an hour she would have been rushed to kitty ER) He said she seemed fine and we decided not to induce. By noon time or so with still nothing, no labor, no contractions, no kittens, I decided to speak with defferent vets and found one that would see her immediately. It had now been 14-16 hrs. She had e-rays and was stuck in a cat bag to see if she was dialated/open cervex, ect. all seemed fine, and since the first one was small we felt it would be best to see if she could keep them in longer, the longer in the more developed they come out. So, again we didn't induce, but being so long I was very concerned I was risking my cats health. Later that night I was worried I had made a bad decision, even though she was still very unconcerned about it, and having no pain or stress. Now 10:00pm on 4/5/06 24 hrs later I was really worrying, and called an ER vet, they said to give her until morning and if nothing then, we should induce, unless she was having any stress or pain, again, I was told to wait, a few more hrs went by, and it was now 4:00am 4/6/06 30 hrs after the first and only dead kitten was born! I couldn't wait for the vets to open and induce her and even though It may have meant certain death for the kittens, I had moms concerns as a priority. Well 6:30 -7:00am 4/6/06 32 1/2-33 hrs later, that crazy girl went into labor! She had 5 healthy kittens, although 1 died, I ended up with 4 beautiful babies, 1 was even adopted by some one on this site, and flown out to colorado (from maine) and one went to a home as a show cat and just attended her first show 10/14/06 and two of the boys are still here, 1 probley will always be here (if hubby has his way) and the other is holding out for a very special home, due to a heart murmur, and that he had a leg that got broke (never did find out how that happened, I think he might have got it caught in the rabbit cage?) But, he is a very special boy, and will only go to a very special home.
Like I said this was an exremely rare case, we think she may have aborted the dead one, and waited untill she was due to deliver the rest all healthy? It was very strange and scarry, but these things can happen, so just keep a close eye one her, and take no chances, if you think she should see a vet, don't doubt your first instinct. How does she act? Does she seem to be in labor at all? I hope that by telling you my story you don't get discouraged, some times things like that happen, so the rest of the kittens may be fine, just like mine were, but, it may not be the same case, so just keep your chin up, and keep a close eye on her, you should know if she seems to be uncomfortable or in pain. I hope all turns out good. How is the little one she has? Is it doing well still?
You said some thing about feeling hard lumps when she moved, does it feel like kittens? Or could it just be from her being swollen and she is all done? I know some times I thought I have felt another kitten, but it wasn't.
Can you feel any kittens moving at all? When I had this delivery going on, The one thing that gave me hope was I was feeling kittens moving in her still, so they were still alive in her, just taking their sweet time comming into the world.