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Pregnant cat with heart problems, will she live? :(
What did the vet say about spaying? Did they adviced against as too dangerous??
If they didnt commented, ask them what about spaying. My guess is, a well prepared spaying should be easier on her, less risky,
than a delivery, where you really dont know anything.
Discuss spaying / cesarean with your vet anyway. Prepared spaying will surely save her live. Although the kittens will die unless the spaying done literally hours before the delivery. and cesarean.
So whatever you do, you must prepare her and yourself to a rush in.
Otherwise, you had de facto decided. Its to pray to God, and prepare to take care of orphans. Gears, kitten milk, etc...
With a little luck they may perhaps survive. Although my guess is, if you want to save the kittens, you will have to make a cesarean anyway when the delivery begins and she fails.
Costly? yes. Save the life? Perhaps.
Im sorry, I dont know what other answer I can give you. I cant say, "dont worry, be happy, everything will be OK". It is not OK.
With Gods help and lotsa of luck, everything may be OK in the end, but you dont have any safety here at all in this here situation.
Mind, its at most one week left of the pregnancy. Kittens usually dont make it if delivered /or cesarean too early, unlike human babies.
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Unfortunately I can only agree with StefanZ.
Why do you think she is over 9 weeks pregnant? Has the vet told you so? Have you consulted with the vet about this pregnancy? Cat pregnancies only last 9 weeks, if it is really at over 9 weeks she should probably be having the kittens literally today or tomorrow. If not, it is an (even more) dangerous situation. It is very rare for cats to deliver more than a few days early or late and when they do it usually means big problems.
If you haven't already, the first thing I would do is take her into the vet and discuss spaying. You would be surprised how late in pregnancies cats can be spayed (though the cost usually does go up). This is because kittens born more than just a few days early usually can't survive- it is not like humans where a week or a month or even 2 months one way or another isn't such a big deal.
If you choose to let the pregnancy continue or if it has to, I don't see how you can expect the cat to survive given that your vets have told you she will not survive. I am sorry because I know that sounds harsh,but it's the only advice I can give based on what your vets have clearly told you. I also really don't understand why you haven't given her her lung tablets for 3-4 months when they told you she needs them? I know she seems fine to you but cats are very good at hiding problems and pain. I'd resume giving her all recommended medication.
Good luck and please tell us how she gets on, but above all please get her to a vet and try to have her spayed.
Should she die during delivery and you need tips on how to care for the orphan kittens, we can help with that at that time.