Well, the kitty's foster mom called to let us know that the kitten has been trembling and shaking, pretty much constantly.
We were supposed to pick up the kitty yesterday to take her to the vet, but were unable to do so. We went today.
She is still SO tiny!!!! The vet saw her - but she wasn't trembling then! She'd snuggled into Gary's shirt for the 40 minute drive to the Vet's (we did have a crate, but she really took to him, and he couldn't put her down
Our vet believes she is AT MOST 6 weeks old. She's been in "our" care for 3 1/2 weeks now, so she was maybe 3 weeks old when she was taken to the first hospital. The vet thinks it far more likely that she was just 2 weeks old.
Anyway, they're going to continue bottle feeding her at times, although she's already eating wet and dry food. They want to keep her for a few days for observation. Thankfully all the women who work there are cat-crazy, and every time our vet has kittens, they always bring them out to let them romp around the reception desk all day. They get lots of love and attention.
I'm sick at heart that we can't foster her ourselves. I really think she needs to be around other cats. But with four in our small space, it would really just be too much.
But she is so cute!!! I'm sorry I didn't take pics. I have to download all that are already on the digital camera.
I will in a few days - next time we see her. We need to find her a furrever home now, though the vet is often good at placing kittens.
We'll see what happens. She is absolutely darling. Gary named her Mae today. ...after Mae West, who in all her pictures is a confident, self-made woman who is a fighter and survivor. Let's hope little Mae lives up to her name!!!! I can't "talk" about her without tears welling up... I so badly want to bring her here... I bet Spooky would be a great pseudo-mom (no milk though...). She's always giving Lazlo or Shelly a bath, and little Mae needs kitty love! But Tuxedo and Shelly probably wouldn't handle her being her very well, and as Gary puts it, our responsibility is first and foremost to this gang. I know in my heart he's right, but my heart is torn apart by this. She is SO CUTE!!!!!!