I got in three 4-week old kittens last Thursday night. There mom was killed by a dog protecting them. They came into our rescue on Monday night and I picked them up to care for them Thursday. Well everyone was doing wonderful, eating, drinking, playing, going to the bathroom, until Friday night. Around 11:30 Friday night one of the kittens started throwing up. So I kept an eye on him trying to find out if he was ok. I went and sat back down on the couch but had the cage in site. About 10 minutes later I walked back over there and this kitten clearly had something wrong. His eyes were glazed over and rolling back into his head, he had peed and pooped all over himself, he couldn't lift his head up to walk he dragged it, and it all started going downhill from there. I had no idea what to do so I put him on a heating pad and syringe fed him some mushed wet food and called my rescue director at 1:00 a.m. crying for help. She told me to give the kitty Karo Syrup and if he made it through the night at 8:00 a.m. bring him to the vet (our emergency clinic would euthaize a kitten that age). Anyways I was POSITVE this kitten was going to die. He was barely breathing, couldn't move at all, and was just limp for about another hour. Around 2:30 a.m. he started meowing at me! But then he started walking in circles. Anyways, still with no sleep yet, I kept watching him. Around 4:00 a.m. he started eating, drinking, meowing and playing like nothing ever happened. I watched him until 7:30 a.m. when I left my house and headed for the vet. They found absolutely NOTHING wrong with him but said everything I described was the behavior of a kitten after a seizure. How could this happen and then the kitten have nothing wrong? I am sooo worried. She has been compeletely ok since Friday night but why did this happen and what are the chances of it happening again?
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9/6/05 at 10:50am