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Good Vibes needed for new 3 - 5 week old kitten

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

So I picked up 2 little bottle feeders yesterday from a local rescue group that I will foster until adoption (if they make it). The lady at the rescue group said they were 3 weeks old, however, my foster coordinator (an absolutely brilliant lady when it comes to care for cats & kittens) thinks they are closer to 4 or 5 weeks and are very undernurished. I too have to say they are older than 3 weeks because the ears are fully open and they will perk their ears to sounds and they both have a good display of baby teeth through the surface.

Anyway, both of these little guys are undernurished and dehydrated and having a hard time nursing. And if that isn't bad enough on its own, one of them is very sick.

She has diarrhea indicating a gastro intestinal problem, tape worms, is severly dehydrated, is hardly eating. The next 72 hours are critical for this little baby

Please keep this little gal in your thoughts and send some good purry vibes her way.
post #2 of 26
I will most definitely send them good vibes. Congrats on doing such a good job with them! Keeping my fingers crossed.
post #3 of 26
Poor babies! At least they are in your hands, and that gives them a fighting chance. Sending them "get better" vibes.
post #4 of 26
Oh Mary God Bless you for take care those lonely souls.....
My best wishes for they, and of course sending (((((Good Vibes)))))
post #5 of 26
Good luck! I am hoping they all pull through.
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you all

Sara, I just checked out your coooool website. I think I am the first in your forum

post #7 of 26
Oh Mary, I'm sorry to hear this! Plenty of healing vibes coming for both of those sweet babies though. Please keep us updated!!!
post #8 of 26
They won my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for being one of the many kind hearted people!!
post #9 of 26
*Sends good vibes*

post #10 of 26
good vibes for the babies.

i hope they make it.
post #11 of 26
Mika sends all his coldest & wetest nose rubs to you, and asked if he could send his favorite toy for the babies. But since he can't, he said to make sure you knew he was thinking about all three of you and hoping all goes well!
post #12 of 26
Many vibes for the wee sweeties! and for their foster mum, too!
post #13 of 26
Poor little things! I'll keep them in my thoughts and send them both, but especially the wee sick one, lots of healthy vibes.

I'll move this to Health & Nutrition too. Please keep us updated on their progress...
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

Both babies are eating canned food and quasy using the litter box which definitely means they are older than three weeks. Their eyes have not really changed colors but they are not the vivid blue of a little tiny kitten. Anyone want to venture a guess of their age.

Pictures of the babies can be found here:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...898#post680898
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well we've name the babies.

Bandit the boy is stable right now, he really hasn't gained any weight since yesterday but nor has he lost any. He is eating a combination of canned and KMR. His BM is very runny so we are suplementing his water intake and he is on a dewormer.

Hope the little girl on the otherhand is a very sick little girl. She has lost about 1.5 oz. Yesterday she voided so many tape worms I thought her insides were coming out. Her bottom is so sore she sleeps with one leg in the air. We are using Boudreax's Butt Cream on her bottom to try to give her some relief. Yesterday she ate well so I was certain she was going to pull through. Today I am not so certain, she is being fed using a syringe to ensure she is getting nurishment. Food is dilute KMR and / or diluted canned food. Water is also being being given using a syringe. We have her on a dewormer as well. I plan on staying up with her tonight so I can feed her every 2 hours.

Inspite of it all, still she purrs and cuddles. Please keep the good vibes coming our way. It sure helps to know I have support and friends pulling for her.
post #16 of 26
Oh my gosh...you are an angel.
God bless you for taking care of those little lost souls.
My prayers are with all of you.
Please keep us updated on their progress.
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
Little Hope is going for a "SubQ". I am forcefeeding ever hour or so. Things don't look. But I will not give up. Never give up hope, right!
post #18 of 26
oh hon, you are the angle they need. Thank you f or being there and bless your caring soul!
post #19 of 26
The boys and I send lots off Aloha vibes your way!
post #20 of 26
Babies are in my thoughts!
post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
Great news. Now that Hope is being SubQ'd and is on additional antibiotics, her strength and appetite have returned and I have not seen any signs of diarrhea since yesterday. She woke up this morning and sucked down the KMR like there was no tomorrow. She got angry and clenched my hand with both of her little paws when I tried to take the bottle away.

In case any of you are interested here is Hope's regiment:
Tracy (my foster coordinator) suspected that she probably had an upper resp infection so we have her on antibiotics to clear up the infection. She definitely has tapeworms so she is on a dewormer for that. She also has coccidia so she is on an antibiotic for that. And finally she was very very dehydrated so we are SubQing her until at least the end of the day today.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by SaveTheKitties
Great news. Now that Hope is being SubQ'd and is on additional antibiotics, her strength and appetite have returned and I have not seen any signs of diarrhea since yesterday. She woke up this morning and sucked down the KMR like there was no tomorrow. She got angry and clenched my hand with both of her little paws when I tried to take the bottle away.

In case any of you are interested here is Hope's regiment:
Tracy (my foster coordinator) suspected that she probably had an upper resp infection so we have her on antibiotics to clear up the infection. She definitely has tapeworms so she is on a dewormer for that. She also has coccidia so she is on an antibiotic for that. And finally she was very very dehydrated so we are SubQing her until at least the end of the day today.
YAY I am so glad to hear she is doing better!
post #23 of 26
Thanks for the good news update. I am so glad that the weakest baby is getting stronger. You & your babies are in my prayers.
post #24 of 26
I so glad that little Hope is improving and I pray that she will continue to get better.

Lots of <<good vibes>> going your way!
post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 
Little Hope is eating like a pig

Bandit still has Coccidia but is eating and growing.

I feel certain that we are out of the woods with both babies.

The latest challenge is that these two have the adventurous nature of a 4 to 5 week old but the size of a 3 week old. They are both able to squeeze through the bars in their cages (1 1/2" space) which makes it very difficult to control their whereabouts. But this will be short lived as the amount they are eating will soon have them too big to squeeze thru.
post #26 of 26
Sounds like good news all round! I remember when I sighed with relief as each of mine grew too big to a) go under my bed and into the spring and b) to fit under the balcony rail and walk along the outside gutter. I know they are cats and have balance but...
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