Nope, still only 4. I visited the garden centre the other day and, whoa, they've got about 30 feral cats and kittens
Some of them are sick, others look okay but have the runs and some of them are just beautiful looking. I talked a little with Amy, (the lady who works at the garden centre) about trap, desex and release and she's going to see if the Cat Haven will offer a discount for multiple cats to be desexed. I've offered to pay for about 5 desexing operations. It's been really, really cold here at night so I'm hoping the cats find somewhere warm to sleep.
As for my 4 babies, they're doing okay. Becoming a lot friendlier (despite me having to administer various medications to each kitten) but still crackly and sniffly and mitey. The vet basically said to not expect any of then to live but I'm determined not to give up.
How do I know when they're suffering too much and it would be kinder to let them go? I mean, they're all eating well, taking their Wombaroo and a couple are playing a little together but they're still so sick...
I'm willing to nurse them all I can and not one has missed any of their meds but it's been a week and I only see a little improvement. I hate seeing them suffering like they are. Two of them wake up in the morning with their eyelids stuck together because of the conjunctivitis and they perk up a bit after I bathe their eyes with warm water and cotton balls and apply the cream but how much suffering is too much?
Just to recap for those not in-the-know, I have 4 feral kittens and each has ear mites, worms, ringworm, and cat flu. Of course, they're on meds for everything plus vitamin supplements but I'd love you guys to send some board magic their way to help them to get better.