Well Scratchy did have another baby inside. She started contractions last night, 24 hrs after the first three. She was obviously having difficulties. The kitten was upside down and mum could only push one arm out. After 45 mins I phoned my vet (about 2.30 in morn) and he told me "see if you can help ease it out. If not, well, it'll be well and truly dead by now so ring me in the morning and we'll do a cessarian". So I phoned around other emergency numbers and no one would see her without full payment. I had couple hundred to put down, but that didn't matter. So, my husband sat with her all night massaging her and our little trooper pushed her out around 6.30 This morn. Baby had disslocated shoulder on the arm that was pushed out and other deformaties from it's ordeal. It would've been fine if my lazy vet would come in from his long weekend brake to check mum when I first asked. Unfortunately, vets are killing more animals than they save around here because they either don't care or will only cater to the wealthy. I phoned one of the other vets I spoke to last night who would help as much as she could over the phone and even though I can pay for the consult and medication if needed, she has advised that Scratchy will be fine with lots of rest now and TLC. Best not to stress her anymore after all she's been through. Thanks to all who gave me advice and please keep an eye out for pics of Scratchy and her gorgeous kittens.
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1/24/09 at 4:40pm