Right now i'm pretty upset. Since Easter, i have lost two of my prescious little foster kittens out of the 6 i have. They were part of a litter of 3- i've had them since they were around a day old (so about a week). Little white kittens with soft long fur- just beautiful... I'm not sure what was wrong I had done everything i know of in my power to take good care of them- constant feedings/weigh ins/ medicine/ vet visits/ keeping them warm...sometimes when they're that small, they just don't always make it. It's frusterating. There is one left of that little bunch, Piper. Phoebe and Poppy passed on. Phoebe died on Easter night and Poppy just a few minutes ago. Phoebe started having seizures on Sunday really badly so i was going to run her back up to the shelter and give her an IV- but by the time i got her in the car to leave she was already dead / Poppy just passed a few minutes ago from what i rekon- i had fed them earlier this morning - when i went in there a little while ago for their next feeding, she was stone cold and not moving I still don't understand how she was soo cold- i have all my foster kittens on heating pads underneath their fluffy beds and they have fleecy blankets all in their cages to keep them warm I pulled her out and tried to warm her with a blow dryer- that didn't work... so i tried kitten cpr with no luck eithor. Colin and I also tried to stimulate her by rubbing her body/moving her around to see if she'd respond -still nothing so at that point i checked for a heart beat and there was none. She had passed I really don't know what to think/do - i've done everything i know to do- they eat every 2-3 hours and i spike their formula with pedialyte to make sure they stay well hydrated. they've been to the vet for a check (and at that time checked out healthy) i keep them on heating pads underneath their beds - i dunno what i'm doing wrong or if it was just them. Sometimes it's hard to tell- i think perhaps they were just sickly or had fading kitten syndrome. As of right now their litter mate seems to be doing good so i'm just praying she is ok- she's eating well, very responsive, and is in good condition. I hope little Piper stays that way. My other litter (three little 4 week old tiger tabbies) are doing excellent so i'm hoping nothing else happens. I thought about putting little Piper in with the other ones but the other ones are twice her size and would hurt her....not to mention if little Piper does have something that her other sisters had i wouldn't want my little tiger tabbie kittens to get it. So as much as i hate to keep Piper by herself, that seems like it's my only option at the moment.
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4/10/07 at 10:11am