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Sebastian is dying, please help!  

post #1 of 17
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The vet isn't open for 3 more hours and I need to know what I can do for him now. Sebastian (bottle baby) is 7-8 weeks old now. He's been extremely slow gaining weight since I've had him. Maybe a .1-.2 ounce gain per day. Vet just said he's a slow grower... he was healthy otherwise so vet said it wasn't a cause for concern yet.
Last night Sebastian ate before bed and I put him in his large dog crate with his basket and litter box. I woke up this morning and he was struggling to stand, he'd just fall back over. I picked him up and he was pretty cold. He's very alert, just staring at me and purring loudly. He kept trying to stand up but I was afraid he'd hurt himself, so now he's wrapped in a blanket in my arms. I made him some formula but he wouldn't open his mouth for it, although he acted like he wanted the can food but couldn't figure out how to get it. I poked some of the "gravy" through his lips and he enjoyed it but didn't want much.
Any ideas what could be wrong? He was perfectly fine last night.
post #2 of 17
im sorry i really have no idea what could be wrong apart from if he may have fell? it sounds like he might have something wrong with his brain and if he was fine last night then something must have happend durning the night?
im sorry i cant help you with this, but will be sending lots of that he is ok.
post #3 of 17
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Little Sebastian just passed away in my arms. He just yelled and yelled, and stared at me. I told him it was ok to go if he had to and to go find all of our RB kitties and dogs. He took one more breath and then was gone.
post #4 of 17
oh hunny im so so sorry. i hope he plays happly over at rainbow bridge.
post #5 of 17
Awww poor little one - its hard when you have to bottle feed kittens and with an unknown background and probably poor health on the mother, he's got a lot of stricks against him.

You do so well in rescuing your kittens and rehoming. Sometimes you loose a few. I hope he pulls thru, but don't be too hard on yourself if you don't.

Healing vibes and prayers coming your way.
post #6 of 17
When they get cold they shut down. They can get cold for so many reasons that is why keeping them warm is so important. You did the best you could with him and at least he died in your arms and not in some field without knowing what it was like to be cared for. A tiny bit of coffee (black) might have helped, hard to know because as someone said, these kittens can be born with genetic defects, infectious diseases, and a myriad of other problems. I am sorry you lost him. I know how much that hurts and how you are probably beating yourself up and saying you should have done more. You DID all you could, and you didn't walk away from him in his hour of need.
post #7 of 17
that's such a horrible thing to go through, but at least now he'll be somewhere safe and happy, i'm so sorry that happened
post #8 of 17
I'm sorry. You are essentially helpless....when they are so young they often die for what seems no reason.
post #9 of 17
I'm so sorry. You did so much - you did everything for him, and he knew it.
post #10 of 17
awe, you did everything you could & you were there for him. you are a hero in the kitty world. I'm sorry you lost this guy, but you tried your best with him.
post #11 of 17
Aww so sorry that you lost Sebastian

Our kitten Sadee almost died around 4 weeks old. Sadees body was completely limp & she started to shake. Normally she prances around all happy. It turns out that Spooky wasn't nursing her enough. We thought we were going to lose her, we both cried & cried. We fed her a little formula & she turned out to be okay & now shes back to her old happy self
post #12 of 17
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Thanks everyone. I buried him in my garden so he'll always be nearby.
post #13 of 17
*hug Britni*
post #14 of 17
Awww...I'm so sorry
post #15 of 17
I'm so sorry to hear about Sebastian I know he must have been grateful for everything you did for him.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
Little Sebastian just passed away in my arms. He just yelled and yelled, and stared at me. I told him it was ok to go if he had to and to go find all of our RB kitties and dogs. He took one more breath and then was gone.
Im so sorry, you did all that you could. RIP Sebastian.
post #17 of 17
Britni has posted a tribute to Sebastian in Crossing The Bridge so I will now respectfully close this one.
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