I'm at my wits end here and hoping that someone has advice that can help me save these kittens. Ok, first the rundown:
Just before my birthday a little over a month ago, I found an extremely emaciated feral cat who appeared to be pregnant. So naturally I took her home, fed her, and within a couple of hours she was looking much better and ended up having 3 kittens the following morning.
Initially everything was going well. One of my roommates had just moved out and I was able to use his old room for her. However, after about a week of nursing, the mother turned violent and made it all but impossible to feed her and check up on the kittens. Every time I would open the door, she would attack my legs, run past me, and then proceed to attack the rest of the animals in the house [I had 3 other cats at the time, my dog, and my friend's visiting chihuahua]. After consulting with shelters & a couple of vets, we decided to leave her on her own and just make sure she had a clean litter box and food every day, and would not attempt to enter the room unless all the other animals were put away, and my ankles were protected.
However, during the 3rd week, when I went in to feed her, she attacked and then escaped by literally tearing through my screen door. I chased her and tried to get her back to no avail. So I moved the kittens into my room and began nursing them with KMR and for a week everything seemed to be ok. 5 days ago, one of the male kittens began showing a loss of appetite and then starting vomiting the KMR, usually 10min after being fed. A day later, the female kitten starting showing the same symptoms. The ASPCA, The Humane Society, and nearly all the vets I spoke to & visited, told me there was nothing I could do. I eventually found a vet that would help me, and he has given them hydration shots under their skin twice on 2 consecutive days.
He also gave me medicine, but the issue still remains that they barely keep anything down, one kitten in particular who has lost the most weight and is the most dehydrated. I've made kitten glop, researched until my eyes were red, and I'm just out of ideas. While this whole ordeal has been going on, I lost my first cat Stripes, who I was extremely close to, because he swallowed a foreign object and was misdiagnosed by the Animal Emergency hospital. His major symptom was vomiting, so naturally I'm panicking beyond belief about this kittens.
So here I am because I have no idea what else to do. I've been feeding kitten glop and some wet food to the 2 healthier kittens, and although they sometimes vomit, it's never as frequently or as much as Rider, who is the smallest. And coincidently, Rider is almost a spitting image for my cat Stripes. Any advice or ideas on how I can reduce his nausea or vomiting would be appreciated. I've barely had any sleep because I'm too paranoid and fresh out of ideas.
Even just your thoughts and well wishes would mean a great deal. Thank you in advance from myself, Rider, Yogi, & Moo Moo who are all fighting to make it.