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Help! I need some advise

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
My Kitty, Ollie, dropped one underdeveloped kitten yesterday, is still swollen but has not had anymore...Is there any chance that she will have any live births?

I have placed the call to the vet, but he hasn't called back and I am freaking out.

Any advice?
post #2 of 19
Keep her confined and watch her untill you can get ahold of the vet. Or try to get her into emergency. I don't like the idea that she already had a premature kitten. Hopefully the rest are ok, but it may require the emergency visit.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
THanks...the vet just called, He will try and make it here tomorrow. He said sometimes that happens. We live in a pretty rural Mountian town...so we have a traveling vet. It just takes so long for him to get here.

I am still so worried.
post #4 of 19
Oh gosh, good luck with this. I hope everything turns out okay.
post #5 of 19
How is Ollie acting today? Does she seem like she is in pain? I would be worried if she seems to be in obvious pain. If all her fetuses are dead, it can cause an infection. But like your vet said, the other babies could be OK.

I've have never been through that, but have been doing a lot of research on pregnant cats since we found a pregnant stray.

Good luck!
post #6 of 19
I do hope she will be OK till the vet gets there. We have a mum and kittens in, she had one live, 2 dead, one live, one dead - but the last two ended up being delivered by C-Section as she had gotten very tired.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Here is her behavior:
Yesterday: Dropped the kitten and walked around meowing and smelling, but no nesting. But eating an drinking like a champ and pretty normal behavior for her..

Today: Sleeping a lot. eating a drinking more then normal(she is typically picky, but not today) Purring a lot more than usual. Going into her bed a lot more then usually. Jumping out, with her tail up and rubbing against, to greet her best friend, our Border Collie (They LOVE each other).

I've touched her and she does not seem to flinch in pain or cry.
post #8 of 19
How is she doing today?
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you for asking!

She seems "normal" for a cat getting ready to have kittens. I think. Its been a long time for me. Not since I was a little girl have I had a kitty have kittens.

I should have spayed her. So many people said they would take one of her kittens (she is a beautiful girl with such a patient and sweet demeaner ). When I found her, and realized she was not fixed. I thought it would be a good experience for my children, like it was for me as a kid. Learning about the gift and miracle of life and all that.

Then along came our little boy kitten...I didnt realize boys could be so...lets just say frisky, so young. If something happens to this sweet heart, I will feel so bad. and soooo irresponsible.

I am still worried. Our Vet should be hear in a few minutes. Gotta love traveling vets. He is going to get me ($) for having drive here on a SUNDAY! She is worth it. Poor thing.

She is eating a ton. I just want someone to say she is OK.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Pauline View Post
I should have spayed her. So many people said they would take one of her kittens (she is a beautiful girl with such a patient and sweet demeaner ). When I found her, and realized she was not fixed. I thought it would be a good experience for my children, like it was for me as a kid. Learning about the gift and miracle of life and all that.
A lot of people think the same way that you did and find out the hard way that it really isn't always good idea. In addition to adding to the large pet population when the shelters are already full, in most cases it really isn't worth the risk to your cat. Many people don't realize this and we try to educate new members when the join to ask about the benefits of spaying, etc. What we often suggest is that if you want to experience the miracle of birth, contact your local shelter or rescue group and ask about fostering a pregnant cat. It's a win-win situation for everyone. It's something you may want to consider in the future.

I hope you get some good news from the vet about Ollie. Please update us when you get a chance.
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

Well, the vet came and said that she does not appear to be in any discomfort at this time. No signs of infection either. He also said it appears that their could be viable kittens still developing and he said he thought he could feel movement. Since she is up and eating an drinking and no lethargy just let it go its course. For now.

He said that often animals will abort a fetus and then eat it, and continue with the pregnancy.

So there you go, I need to just wait and worry. Has anyone had anything like this happen?
post #12 of 19
I have heard of it happening. Nature has a way of taking care of the defectives like that.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
I just don't really believe it.

She seems so normal right now.

I forgot to tell the vet that the boy was trying to get it on with her during this week, just prior to losing the kitten. Hmmmmm

none of this makes sense to me. I just hope she has a healthy litter from this point.sd
post #14 of 19
Is your male cat neutered?
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
no, he is not. He is just a kitten though...maybe 6 months, his previous people couldn't keep him, so I am not sure. No Excuse. He is the DAD! I thought they were just playing around. He couldn't even fit on her properly.

I had an appointment to get 'it' done, but then we had a series of HUGE storms and I cancelled and haven't rescheduled.

What an irresponsible cat owner. Now that I think about it. They have had all there shots and tests, though.

Pauline on the other hand, she will be spayed ASAP. I spoke to the vet about it when he was here. Sooner, if no viable kittens appear or later after kittens are weened.
post #16 of 19
I would keep your boy away from her, in case he does unintentionally do something, and if he is trying things on, you need to get him done asap - males can produce sperm for up to 6 weeks after being done, so you will still need to watch them after she has given birth. As well as teh fact he might start to spray, and you want to get him done before that happens.
post #17 of 19
Yes keep the male away from her until he's neutered. And even after its 2 more months of keeping them apart. He can get her pregnant again right after kittens are born and she's nursing!
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Sadly, Ollie for some reason is no longer with kittens. It appears she only had the one. What makes this even more unbearable is the fact that Last Thursday night the boy kitten Paulie (the dad) got out. (I wrote about this In the SOS thread)

He hasn't come back. He is an awesome cat. Smart and affectionate. So between the two of them, if behavior is genetic, it would have been an awesome litter.

My heart is broken for the kittens for the dad and for my family.

I guess they were just to young to be making kittens, and I should have paid more attention to that. Hind sight is 20/20.
post #19 of 19
If he is intact, when he got out he probably headed for the nearest female he could smell.
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