I have only made a couple of posts here due to the amount of free time I have available. My friend Debby has assured me that next to a vet this is the place to get great advice. My problem is I have two kittens that were pretty much abandoned at about two weeks of age. My daughter and I found them and took them in right away. Two days ago the kitty we call fluff climbed out of her bed in the middle of the night and slept on the cold floor. At the same time her sister who we call winkers slept away in the bed on her heating pad. Both kittens ended up with hypoglycemia(excuse my spelling). I knew what it was because we lost a brand new baby kitten about a year ago to the same thing. I freaked out and was ready to miss work to care for them. My husband was staying home that day so he agreed to be their nurse. Although he did a wonderful job, and the kittens were all warmed up and eating when I got home, they are just not quite right. Fluff seems to be having some sort of convulsions, and winkers is walking on the inside of her hind legs. Having talked to the vet, he pretty much told me that with baby's so small, they are very hard to treat. I am to basically baby them. That wasn't even a question. They are my baby's. I wanted to bawl like a baby when I found them. Does anyone have any advice on what I can do for them. Fluffy's convulsions haven't happened for a little over a day, but she seems really slow. And winkers is so moody, she will only eat for mabye ten seconds at a time, and I have to fight her to get that down. These two baby's are just like my own kids, and I would do anything for them. I have been getting up in the middle of the night to take care of them, and sending them to my sister during the day so they can have round the clock care. I am looking for other people who have hearts as big as mine to give me some good advice. I belonged to another forum for hedgehogs, where I was treated just awful over making a post in another girls thread. My problem was the same as hers, both were over eating concerns. I was pretty much told to create my own thread, not to get involved in someone elses. I was burnt on this type of place, but Debby has assured me that this is the "place" to be. I appreciate any help. These two kittens are furry kids to me, and I really need them. They brighten up a bad day just by seeing their little faces.
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5/11/01 at 8:09pm