There is a stray kitten that I have seen in the neighborhood before. It is very friendly and will most of the time let you pet her. She even likes to go up to my neighbors puppies and plays with them in the backyard pin. She is around 12 to 15 weeks I believe. I found her yesturday laying on her side out near my big tree in the front yard. I moved her into the garage. She is very lathargic and kind of out of it. She has gotten up and moved over to some water I sat out and sometimes when I go out to check on her she has hid behind something. (instinct i guess) When I touch her belly I can hear crackles under her skin, at first I thought it was broken ribs but now it is all over her tummy where no bones are. Her ribs feel okay and her legs, head and tail as well. She was also oozing a little bloddy urine. I would try and take her to a vet but I can barely afoard my cats vet visits. I'm not sure if she has eaten something bad or has been hit by a car or something. She keeps wanting to drink water and hovers over the food dish. Her gum color was very pale but had returned to pink now. Also when I found her she was shivering and now she isn't since I warmed her with towels and her breathing has changed from very labored to almost normal I would say. I was wondering if anyone has experienced the crackling noise under the skin. I think it may be air or fluid. Her belly also seems a bit larger than usual. Any help would be appreciated, and again, I would try and take her to a vet but honestly don't have any money right now to spend on anything. I was wondering if this is something she will recover from or is this fatal and she will die soon?
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6/24/05 at 2:13pm