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First let me say, I know that I should have had my kitten spayed.  I intended to, honest.  My husband left me a couple months ago and took everything, left me with kids.  Now I know that is my drama.  Somehow my cat got out.  My sweet 9 month old baby!  By the time I found out the kittens were nearly moving.  I researched, here and other places.  I was so worried cause she is tiny anyways.  But knew it was too late for surgery.

Okay so on the 31st she gave birth to 5 kittens.  I was like holy cow!  5!  Where did they come from!!!!!  The fifth one oh my gosh I was crying and if I had not read all the links etc on this site, I do not think it would have lived at all.  I cried so much as I watched my kitten give birth.  Whoever thinks it is wonderful, oh my goodness, I hated it.  And everytime I left her she wanted me with her.  She realed in pain.  It was horrible and as soon as I can I am spaying her.  I will never let her go through that again.  And sadly one kitten had deformed front paws, this is the kitty I got to breath and nurse because of you all.  I just remember crying please gray kitty, please breath.  He or She did, but her paws were perman stuck in a fetal position.  I had her put to sleep the next day at the emergency vets.

I still can't beleive I let this happen.  I mean I am the one who goes to the shelter to help, I walk  dogs, clean cages, pick up poop, etc.  :(

 

Anyways to my utter horror when I took the trash out last night, my baby girl sho is being such a good mama came outside and lo and behold that darn yellow tom cat was out there and she ran off.  Please please tell me she coudln't have done that again??????????????????????

 

Thank you so much for listening!

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Anyways to my utter horror when I took the trash out last night, my baby girl sho is being such a good mama came outside and lo and behold that darn yellow tom cat was out there and she ran off.  Please please tell me she coudln't have done that again??????????????????????

 

 

Yes, she did.   Cats arent protected from a new heat by nursing.  So if she with Gods help returns whole and sound, off to the vets for spaying as soon as the heat is over.   Cant be helped now, even if the kittens arent weaned yet.   With a little luck she will continue to nurse them and care for them in 24 hours, or a little later.

 

During the time, away and buy kmr (the brand KMR in powder is best).  Or goat milk if you can find it.  Bottle, small syringe without needle, etc...

 

Good luck!

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I should have said she came back an hour l after and is being a good mama. The kittens are 3 weeks old today. She moved them from the closet she had them in to under my daughter's bed. They are trying a little to walk but still mostly crawling all over mama. I just want the kittens to be healthy find them good homes and spay her as soon as I can. I'm so nervous about her one hour outing last week. I have read so much on this site for pregnant mamas. Now I need to read about kittens and when to try to give them mushy food.
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I should have said she came back an hour l after and is being a good mama. 

Wonderful, God was with her and her kittens, so she reuturned safely.

 

But the advice of spaying as soon you can manage it, stands still.  Unless you are eager to have another litter in 8 weeks.   But there are better ways to get yourself a new litter, it that is your wish.

 

 

Good luck!

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