An update; the little black kitten seemed to weigh less than the others, and was sneezing. I hear all of them, including the Mom, sneeze occasionally, but the black one (Midnight) sneezes several times in a row, and more often.
So off to the vet we went this afternoon. He says it is just a virus, and to just keep an eye on them. No antibiotics. At this point he is not concerned, but if it gets worse we are to call. They also have had a little yellowish poo on their sheet in their nest...he says it is likely due to a virus as well.
Prayers that each little baby recovers. The black one weighed 0.6 lb, the others weigh 0.8 lb, except the big fat orange kitten, who is 1.1 lb! And the calico is the only girl! The rest are all boys! I thought they were all girls! LOL!
I did post some pics on the Fur Picture Thread: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73359
And at the vets office, I noticed that the kittens have fleas! They are only 3 weeks old, so too young to be treated. I know they can be bathed in Dawn dish soap, but I am fearful, especially with them being sneezy. They will be treated for worms at 4 weeks with Strongid. And I will treat the rest of the house animals for the fleas in case they have gotten them
And Momma CoCo has gunky ears. The one ear that lays down is an old injury or hematoma. I will be putting antibiotic/antifungal medicine in her ears for the next 10 days. And that ear will always have to be watched for getting dirty since it is almost closed off. I asked her if it could be surgically corrected when she is spayed, but he said he would leave it alone, as the only option he sees is to remove the ear. (Maybe another vet would be able to fix it though?) She will likely have one lumpy ear forever. She is a very pretty cat despite it, and I feel sure someone will adopt her.