The male's rear end is, well, swollen and kinda pushed out. There was a stain of feces when I got him. When it was time to feed, one of his eyes was gunked shut. He ate well, sucking on the bottle easily and lapping some milk too. When he pooed, it was very watery and brown in color. He was rescued 4 days ago.
When I say milk, I do mean KMR. They also licked up a bit of gravy from canned food, but not much. The foster before me had started them with it.
I am keeping a warm rice sock in their carrier and covering the carrier with a towel as well to keep them warm. I'm in the Portland, Oregon area so it's a bit warm (not hot) during the day and chilly at night.
I'm worried about the male- any advice is welcome!
Also, I was told by the previous foster parent to feed them every 3 hours, but there is much conflicting advice online. Any of you experts have a suggestion?
I've done the bottle feeding thing before, but it has been several years.
ETA: I did send an email to the rescue to let them know the condition of the kittens.