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Aurora the Abandoned Kitten

post #1 of 14
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Hello there, this is my first post. I would like to introduce you to how I came across Aurora before getting too far in to any issues with her- so that you have an understanding of her past.

Where I work, there have alays been many cats. There are two females and two males, all adult. Well the eldest female, we call her Missy, had a litter of kittens, and was doing just fine. Then, after those kittens were about four weeks old or so, the other female, Fluffy, Missy's daughter from way before, had kittens as well. But you see.. Fluffy (Dont ask about the names, I didn't name thm, lol) only had two. The older kittens adopted her as their mother because she had the most milk, and their real mother, Missy, was always out and about hunting. So, Fluffy has these two kittens just born, when the others move in and wont let them suckle. Fluffy then completely ignores her kittens, taking the other older 4 as her own. The two baby kitties were helpleless and trudged over continuously by others cats and kittens.

Then the older kittens grabbed one of the younger ones, most likly assuming it was a rodent, and played with it on the concrete floor- we found it dead at only one day old. A male Tom consumed it. I wasn't there to witness this, but the day that was to be the 3 day mark for those baby kitties- I came along. I never knew about the baby kitten, until I heard it gasping and sceaming from the other side of the building. I rushed over, only to witness that the other 4 older kittens had drug out this baby female kitten- pure white right down to the tail to the cheeks, and started batting it around. I snarled and picked it up, as it was having what almost looked like a heart attack from the other kittens attacking it, and lack of milk gave it a bad look of malnutrition. Its breathing was VERY intermittent, and it was pretty much just a sack of skin and bones.

The mother of the youngest, Fluffy herself, even hissed at it, and swatted at it a few times my other employees told me. So.. I had no choice but to take it in. At 2.5 days old, the young kitten came home with me. I was afraid its back leg was broken, but it ended up being Okay.

I immediatly went to the vet got some kitten milk replacement, and me and my Fiance have been with this little girl ever since. She is now 2 weeks and one day old as of today. She has made a HUGE turn around, and is doing very well.

She does however seem to have a urination problem, or poor bladder- you have her urinate and then only half an hourish later you see she has wet herself again. There is a very small amount of mucusy discharge as well. She is bathed about 10 times daily due to her wetting problem, and it seems to happen to her in her sleep, just like a little kid.
post #2 of 14
Welcome to TCS. It was wonderful of you take that little one in a care for her. I cannot offer much advice for you and your baby, but I am sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be along and tell you all you need to know. It is a shame about the other baby, but at least this one will be loved and cared for. Pictures would be great, we love to watch kittens grow up here.
post #3 of 14
Oh, you are wonderful to take care of the little kitty. Please keep us updated!
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Here she is just a few days old after a few feedings (She used to look like a baby rat as she was soooooo overly malnurished)



And this pic was taken today. I had to take it quick because as soon as I put her down, she trys to crawl over to me and is very fiesty!

post #5 of 14
Bless you for taking on this sweet baby.

Is there any way you can trap and neuter those cats where you work? They could be released after neutering.
post #6 of 14
oh wow, she is ADORABLE!!!!! and God Bless you for taking the poor thing in. you going to keep her?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
We are starting up a fund to help get all of them spayed/neutered, but it will be very costly. I myself can not afford to do it alone. The other cats are fairly wild, and run from humans, so it will be hard. Missy was the first of them all. WAAAAYYY back she was a wild cat, and then she locked herslef in the shop and wouldn't leave .. then she started coming closer and closer and closer, and the next thing you know you could touch her- ended up she was pregnant, and ever since has had kittens after kittens after kittens. It was never hard before to find them homes, but now we have more and more and more, and they are all wild, and unable to train. (Loud machinery makesit hard to keep them close by enough to tame)

I do have a question though:

The kitten has one eye that is kinda goopy. they are not fully open yet, but this one is being highly favoroed over the other and is kept squinted quite a bit, so a vet check is in order, I know. BUT what I need is to know is: And estimate on the approximate cost for those 'kitten eye drops' I have read about that is given to goopy eyed kittens.. If I know the cost before I go, then I know which vet to go to (I have 2 vets, but one is over an hour away)

And yes, I plan on keeping her
post #8 of 14
Depends on what's going on with the eye. For a goopy eye, I use Terramycin which costs me $12 a tube.

Oh & she will be a gorgeous thing when she grows up! Definately going to have the "siamese" look to her. It is amazing to watch the color come out in a kitten like that!
post #9 of 14
What a wonderful thing you did, saving this little kitten. There are alot of very knowledgable folks at TCS - you may want to search some "threads" in the caring for strays and ferals forum - also you mentioned that you went to the vet. Have you taken her in yet? You should do that ASAP, so that she gets a check-up, etc. The vet can also take a look at her bladder problem.
Welcome to TCS!
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Depends on what's going on with the eye. For a goopy eye, I use Terramycin which costs me $12 a tube.
i just got an ointment for Firefox from the vet for her eyes. it was $12.82 for a tube about an inch and a half long. isn't terramycin - bactrycin & something else. i'd tell you exactly, but it's in the bathroom & the baby is sleeping
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
I just got back from the vets, and I also returned with a tube about an inch and half long and it was $12.82 ish as well. It says in big bold black letters: BNP with an orange background. I am to apply it 3 times daily to the infected eye, for 5-7 days. After the first drop, I am already seeing it help incredibly!
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Hayabusa View Post
I just got back from the vets, and I also returned with a tube about an inch and half long and it was $12.82 ish as well. It says in big bold black letters: BNP with an orange background. I am to apply it 3 times daily to the infected eye, for 5-7 days. After the first drop, I am already seeing it help incredibly!
we have woken since my last post, so here's what mine is: neomycin & polymyxin B sulfates and bacitracin zinc ophthalmic ointment. sounds a lot like neosporin ointment to me... probably could've used that for a lot less. but i put it on Firefox 3x yesterday & 2x today, & her eyes are much less goopy. now they're just greasy from the ointment
post #13 of 14
She is so precious!
post #14 of 14
How is Aurora today?
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