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5/11/09 at 7:41am
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She was slower to react, like for the first time she could see a little. She would walk towards our hands where before she would turn around in circles staying on the towel. Still eating LOTs. Waking up and exploring her box.
We have a BOY!
He's a feisty sassy dude.
We're constantly calling him her, she, and Sassy. We'll need to come up with an identity that fits this little fighter. Although, my wife will continue to call him Sassy... I just don't think it fits any more.
I was really certain it was a girl, exclamation point and all, but now there are definite family jewels developing..
I just wanted to commend you for your thoroughness in raising this baby. It is a tough job and he is still so young, you need to remain vigilant. You can add more water to the formula to help with the stool, but often these wee ones are born with parasites and that can also be a problem. You can't do much about the worms at this stage, but once he is bigger and stronger, call your vet and schedule an appoinment to get him checked out.
You can also wrap him up in a warm towel while feeding this helps them to relax and you can gently massage the belly before and after feeding. One trick I use quite often is to put the bum into a stream of warm water and just massage around the rectum.
Good luck with Logan and I won't even mention how many times I have gotten the sexing wrong on newborn kittens.
Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm off to bed after his last feeding for the night. He's gone about 6.5 hours before needing more food which suits my sleep time just fine.
It's funny you mention rubbing his belly. He seems to be teaching me that on his own. He loves his belly rubbed.
The claw thing was one of the reasons I thought Logan would be appropriate. That and invincibility. No, I"m not a 21 year old geek, more than double that. We'll just continue to try to call him He instead of She. Which is tough to do...
Well it sounds like he's setteled in for the night, so I'm off to bed,
Thanks All for leading me through this. I knew there would be a group of people out there that cared about this unknown orphan as much as I did. I'm just glad I found you.
Thanks so much,
Dan and Tiger, or Logan, or Sassy, or whatever...
Another update... 4 weeks old on Friday. 9.25oz weight.
He's doing well. The poopers are coming few and far between. I went a bought some Pet Authority liquid vitamins. Hopefully it will help regulate him a bit.
Eating and sleeping well.
Hears most noises, but probably muffled.
He can't see much past 1 or two feet maybe less.
Gets shocked sometimes when you touch him.
Gets real aggressive when eating, but otherwise is pretty calm.
I had a cat friend come by and take a look at him. She thought he was doing well. Nothing obviously wrong.
Anyways, that's where we are at.
"This site can probably answer a lot of your question
This site has been a real help. I found a few others that offer this type of advice. I check back regularly as time passes to see how things need to evolve.
Thanks A Bunch!
Awww! Sounds like he is doing well!! Did you decide on a name? Is it Logan, Tiger.... or Sassy??????