I just recently adopted two 8 week old kittens. After recently losing my other cat to cancer I was sad beyond belief....I don't even have words to compare it. So I was suprised when I found myself adopting these little guys. I was given the info of tests they had (FIV/FELV and fecal) both were negative and they had a dewormer. I was told they were also having loose "kitty" stool. I had them for only 24 hours and took them to the emergency vet because I was not comfortable with their symptoms....frequent loose stools and then red, gunky/crusty eyes. After seven hours in the ER it turns out they have coccidiosis and an upper respiratory infection. They were put on three different meds and sent home with a follow up in 48 hours if no improvement. They are doing a little better. I actually took them to my vet today, even though it was before the 48 hour time period, just to be safe. The male poops more but seems more hardy. The female poops less fequently, but when she does she gets weak in her back legs and can't always support herself. She was the runt of the litter. My vet felt this problem with her was due to not being as strong yet and not neccesarily a neurlogical problem. She also takes much longer to eat and often seems to fall asleep while eating. As soon as I talk to her and pet her neck she starts to eat again. I am already so attached to them and hope they will be OK. Has anyone gone through something similiar?
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6/3/08 at 10:24pm