Oh im so sorry for that poor momma kitty. My heart goes out to you.
You are in for a very rewarding experience though. I have bottle raised many kittens.
and there is no better loving cat that will bond tightly to you.
Important issues to keep in mind.
How long did the kitten nurse? any at all?
Kittens that young cannot fight off infections or illness. They receive all protection through their mothers milk for the first couple of days until their bodies kick in.
KMR is good, however i would HIGHLY recommend that you get a formula from your vet if thats not possible get KMR newborn. DO NOT USE COWS MILK. Goats milk may be used as a supplement. but NEVER cows milk.
Make sure that the kitten does not dehydrate. You can supplement the KMR with pedialyte for the essential electrolytes. plus goats milk. (available at most grocery stores near baking supplies)
Make her a nest:
Kittens MUST be kept WARM. A lamp is dangerous, it causes hot spots and may burn and WILL dehydrate the kitten. Get rid of the lamp!!!!!! use a hot water bottle if a heat pad is not available.
they cannot maintain their own body heat at this age. Place a heating pad under some towels and make a "nest" in a box that is readily accessible to you. Kittens NEED temperatures ~ 100. it may seem hot to us, but to the kitten is purrfect. a Chilled kitten will die quickly. Keep a thermometer in the box to monitor the temperature. I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT TEMPERATURE IS.
Be prepared to feed her every 4 hours. be prepared to check on her ever 1-2 hours.
AROUND THE CLOCK! You will have to do this for the next 3-4 weeks. set your alarm, take turns with your hubby and kids. Do NOT assume she will be ok.
after feeding with syringe or bottle, make sure you "burp" her. DO NOT feed the kitten on its back. it will aspirate milk and die.
After a couple feedings you will have to stimulate the anus/bathroom areas with a cotton ball or soft paper towel. Kittens cannot go bathroom on their own at this age. you will have to do this for it. stimulating this area will cause them to go. if you notice diarrhea, cut back on feeding.
spend LOTS of time with your kitten. Hold it close to your body. carry it around in a hooded sweatshirt pocket if you wish. just keep it warm and close to you often when you are watching tv or have personal downtime. it will sleep just fine.
While the kitten is sleeping. READ plenty on what you are doing. here are some great links for assistance. Im sorry but i have to go before i can get into the detail i would like to give you.http://www.feralcat.com/raising.htmlhttp://www.2ndchance.info/orphankitten.htmhttp://www.kittenrescue.org/handbook.htm#Orphan
This first week of the kittens life if very tenuous. you may do all you can and it still die. it is tough. but i can promise you that after wards that cat will be like no other cat youve ever had. she will be part of the family 100%.
ill check back later for some more.
But PLEASE get rid of that LAMP.
WARMTH FOOD AND COMPANIONSHIP are the keys now.