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Is she having her babies yet????

post #1 of 18
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I am not sure if Camilla is having her babies now or not.. shes at the shelter right now, I ran home to feed my foster kittens and let my dog out, and will be going back in about an hour to check on her and be with her incase it happens. She is only around 7-8 months old and a first time mom.

So here it is, I saw some discharge, sort of red, clearish though, really think and stringy. and she was on my lap kneading my knee when every once and awhile she would tense up and dig her claws into my skin. I am thinking its a contraction, but not sure, shes not really that big, so I doubt she has m,any kittens, or shes giving birth prematurely.

Anyway, does it sound like shes in labor, and how long will it take, I want to be there but I ahve foster kittens and a dog that need to be taken care of as well.

Thanks in advance,
Sarah
post #2 of 18
The mucous can last a week ahead, or hours ahead. However, the cringing. Now, does she just literally shudder, in a sense, or does her stomach contract and she cringes. If she just shudders... CJ did that for a while before she had them. The vet told me it's normal. Good luck!
post #3 of 18
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Shes had no more discharge for a long while.. so I guess its going to be awile..

I did feel her tummy tense up for a few moments.. but it seems to have stopped now =\\
post #4 of 18
That may not be such a good sign.

You might just want to call and consult with your vet if you can. Most, if not all, vets will give free advice over the phone.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Leto86
I am not sure if Camilla is having her babies now or not.. shes at the shelter right now, I ran home to feed my foster kittens and let my dog out, and will be going back in about an hour to check on her and be with her incase it happens. She is only around 7-8 months old and a first time mom.

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Thanks in advance,
Sarah
Sarah,

Is there any one who can take her in tonight so she can be constantly monitored? Or can you bring her home and set her up in a bedroom or bathroom? A first time mom this young is at extra risk
post #6 of 18
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Already done, She went to a foster home earlier on this evening. The lady said she had experience with birthing cats, so hopefully she will be okay.

I will let you know in the morning whats happened.
post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leto86
Already done, She went to a foster home earlier on this evening. The lady said she had experience with birthing cats, so hopefully she will be okay.

I will let you know in the morning whats happened.
Wonderful...hope all goes well, and I'll be checking for that update!
post #8 of 18
Can you post an update?
post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Can you post an update?

Sorry I have been ill all day.

I wasn't able to get in this morning and I don't have the foster homes phone number, the lady at the centre does, I wil call her up in the morning and see if she can call and let me know how the mum is doing and whats happened.
post #10 of 18
Hope you feel better soon!
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
its muscle cramps that won't go away, but I am out of food for the foster kittens so I have to go to the center to get some more, I will ask them to call while I am there, won't be able to post it until later on tonight most likely as i do have to share this computer with 3 other people
post #12 of 18
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Well, Camilla gave birth to a stillborn deformed kitten, they rushed her to the vets to have xrays to see if there was anymore left inside her, there wasn't. They spayed her while she was there, will be picking her up tomorrow morning. Poor girl, lost her baby, but I guess its good in a way that this world is already overpopulated with unwanted kitties. So she will be ready for adoption.
post #13 of 18
Sorry to hear that she lost her baby! Glad she is desexed now though. Hugs to you.
post #14 of 18
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Yeah. No kitties should ahve to suffer, and now no more of hers will, but there are hundreds out there still suffering
post #15 of 18
I am just glad she delivered safely - no c/section, and now she'll recover and go on to a pampered life with someone
post #16 of 18
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Me too.

She will get a special hope, because she is deaf, sometimes it takes awhile to find the perfect home for a 'disabled' cat, but the wait is well worth it, when they send pictures of them, and they look so happy, the happiest they have ever been.
post #17 of 18
Sorry to hear about Camilla's kitten, but all has turned out for the best. I hope she finds a home soon.
post #18 of 18
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Going to go pick her up from the vets now.
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