Today I had to have my cat & her 3 kittens, 2 1/2 wks old, hospitalized. One is a fading kitten. He's malnourished, dehydrated, & has low blood sugar. The vet says he has a 50/50 chance of survival. He's quite adorable, & has the sweetest, friendliest personality. I must admit, he's my favorite. The mama cat hasn't singled out any kittens until recently. She's been showering this little guy w/ attention, constantly licking/ bathing him, even taking him away from the litter so he can nurse alone. He nurses almost constantly, he doesn't get pushed out the way. The vet can't find any defects in him & mama has plenty of milk. I don't know why hes not healthier. Kitten, mama, vet & myself are all continuing to give our best efforts. He's a fighter, he's not giving up, & mama is going above & beyond for him. I'm hoping there's a chance he wil pull through & grow into a healthy adult cat. Does that ever happen? Can a fading kitten be turned around & grow into a healthy adult cat?
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6/1/05 at 7:12pm