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post #31 of 47
How is she now? This is the first pregnancy - birth I've followed on here as I'm new. I'm so excited.
post #32 of 47
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She's doing fine right now. No signs of labor or anything yet and her belly hasn't dropped yet (does that happen EVERY time?). I hope she has them today or tomorrow; we are going out of town for the weekend and I can't take her with me. I don't want to miss it!
post #33 of 47
Any updates?? How's our girl?
post #34 of 47
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Nothing yet. I will keep you posted!
post #35 of 47
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I just got home to find a pretty large drop of blood (and a couple small ones) on the floor in the room I keep Cookie in. It doesn't look very thick at all. Is she just getting close or is this reason for concern?
post #36 of 47
Hun, you've been over-reacting about every little thing for over a week now.
My first bit of advice, CALM DOWN.

I mean just having the name HELP! is showing you're being a little high-strung about this.

LOL I can totally sympathize to a certain extent, when my Lily was getting close I was watching her like a hawk.

Since, however, your vet has told you on more than one occasion that all is well, you need to take a chill pill and let nature take its course!!!!

<~~~ Looking like this everytime you see a little bit of discharge or slight differences in behavior is just going to make you crazy!!!

Calm down, take what the vet said to heart, they know what they're talking about, and don't sweat the small stuff. Pregnant cats have discharge, it happens. Pregnant cats do weird things, it happens.

Unless it's something big that is making you seriously worry, just take it one day at a time and above all BE PATIENT. She's going to give birth when her and the kittens are ready. There's nothing you can do about it.

I must admit your posts give ME a little anxiety watching you get so freaked out by every little tiny thing!!!

Don't worry hunnie, nature knows what it's doing and everything will be fine.
post #37 of 47
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I'm not freaking out, just making sure. She had some bloody discharge once before but it wasn't watery. I have never had a pregnant cat before and she being a stray, I don't have any history. Also, I want to know if it is normal because of the Giardia medication she is on. The vet said she didn't know if it was safe for cats, let alone pregnant cats.
post #38 of 47
I totally see what you're saying with her medications and all. Poor lil girl, I really hope she gets well soon!!!!

The best person to talk to about all of this is your vet. Since it's a medication that doesn't have a history with cats, I'm not so sure many on here would know much about it.

I know what it's like to have a pregnant stray, as my Lily came to us pregnant as well. It's scary waiting for those babies to be born and you pray they are healthy.

Just calm down, take a deep breath, and I wish you and your girl all the best of luck for a safe and healthy delivery!!!!

But remember, she will have them when nature thinks it's right. You need to keep your vet updated on everything little thing going on because of her being on that medication.

post #39 of 47
Ziggy had a runny bloody discharge and she delivered 12 hours later. I was worried about Ziggy. I didn't see her mucus plug or anything and now we have 4 healthy babies.

Don't worry, all will be fine. You'll go into the room one morning and she'll have a couple of babies nuzzling her nipples!!
post #40 of 47
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Thanks. There was more blood this morning but she seems fine. I'm not too worried because I have read that there could be blood.
post #41 of 47
I think you're doing pretty well for a "first time" kitty mom. I personally tend to be on the safe side myself, and I'm paranoid about everything little thing with my cats (well, okay, not over the top but I definitely watch them for any thing I *think* might be an issue and if it worries me, they go to the vet). But, then, most of the time, it's nothing. When it comes down to it, though, I get free vet visits, because I have all of mine on a health plan, so it's *easy* and *free* for me to take them.

Anyway, the point here was... I'd be just as concerned, but one of the things that you have to remember, if she's anything like my kitties... is they'll definitely pick up on your emotions, so you'll need to remember that and remain calm and cool if you think anything is going wrong, because she'll pick up on your anxiety, it will help to stress her out.

As far as I'm concerned, though, it's better to be safe than sorry, and I see what DaniMarie is saying, because you don't want to worry yourself to death, but as long as you're calm and just double checking, I think it's a good plan. I personally would rather be overcautious and update every little thing that happens then miss something crucial and have who knows what happen.

I'm sure everything will be fine, though! Of course, "Lordy, Ms. Scarlet! I don't know nothing 'bout birthin' no babies!"
post #42 of 47
What the latest news? Any babies yet? How is Cookie doing, I bet she can't wait to get those little things out of her!!
post #43 of 47
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I'm not sure if there are babies yet to be honest. We ended up having to leave town this weekend so I will find out tomorrow evening. We left late this afternoon so she will have been there alone a little over 24 hours when we get back, which I don't think is too bad.

In some ways I am worried that I'm not there just in case complications arise. I would never forgive myself for leaving her there to deal with it herself knowing she was so close if something goes wrong. On the other hand, I'm glad we AREN'T there because I am hoping that by having the apartment to herself, she will feel more comfortable and inclined to actually give birth this time instead of again holding it off. I just really wanted to be there to see it!

I'm sure everything will go fine and I expect to walk in tomorrow to see kittens suckling from her. I will be anxious though until the moment I actually DO see that...or just see her still pregnant!

I will let you know tomorrow though. CONGRATS AGAIN ON YOUR GIRL!
post #44 of 47
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I got home from work today and she was in the litterbox. It didn't seem like she had eaten very much at all. When she got out of the box she was very loving (but that's normal) and a glob of white discharge with a slight hint of pink came out of her. I opened up the cabinet under the bathroom sink (my husband must have forgotten to leave it open this morning) and she went in immediately and laid in the back and started licking herself. That was about 30-40 minutes ago and she is still in there.

Could be something, could be nothing...but I will let you know either way!
post #45 of 47
I hope it's something (for your sake and sanity). I know this must be really hard for you waiting, I would probably be going nuts by now!
post #46 of 47
Any news????
post #47 of 47
Hi, 'CatsAreBetter' It's on a new thread...with pictures!! 5 little darlings...
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