Originally Posted by cazimauw
me and my fam. once tried to bodle feed kittens because their stray mom refused to take care of them. but sadly they both died when they were just a few weeks old
it was soooo sad.
but yours look x-tremely well
Thank-you. Definitely not easy to bottled-feed from birth. The litter was of 4...unfortunately, because they were so premature...I did loose 1 within 24-hrs. of birth and the 2nd past within the 1st wk. It was very sad. These 2 are little miracles considering the vet. gave them a 50/50 chance from day 1.
They had such problems from birth. Besides being premature and never receiving their mother's very nutrional milk...Bob had no hair by his rear, he had skin problems, Allie developed severe flu and both had eye infections that kept their eyes glued shut for weeks. They both shaked so much that when they finally could stand-up, they would tremor themselves into falling down. My vet believed in the possiblity of neurological disorders in both.
That is when I really made the decision to keep both of them. I didn't think anyone would adopt 2 shaking kittens with brain disorders. Long story short and many weeks later...Bob & Allie just went for the 2nd baby shots and all looks well. Allie weighed in at 3.75 and Bob at 2.75...she has big bones
My vet actually laughed when he got a look at Allie...she must have quadroupled in size. He has been an absolute Godsend through this whole experience. Though there were so many hours of tears, praying and sleep depravation for weeks...I would do it all over again to have these 2 healthy, loving little kittens in my life