Originally Posted by Azreal McCray
i stimulate him to go to the bathroom. he pees like a racehorse. the couple of times he pooped he did them on his own and once he was having trouble i saw and i rubbed until he was done. A friend told me she has a kitten same age and to rub his tummy, the opening and where his tail begins until he goes and that it took an hour and that he cried pretty much the whole time.. i tried that for ten minutes and felt so guilty i stopped..should i rub until he goes...and how long i dont want to sit there for an hour...no one else has had this problem before???
P.s. hes in the same box or near me so yes i would notice if he went.
You've been told how to do it, and someone who had that problem seems to have told you what they have had to do. In fact, from what you said, when you did what they suggested, and stuck with it, it worked. So what else are you trying to find?
I'm sorry, but sometimes there are no shortcuts, especially when you are working with a life as delicate and fragile as a very young orphaned kitten.
If you are not willing to do what you need to in order to keep her healthy and alive, even if it takes an hour, even if it takes two, if you are not willing or able to do it, then please contact a local rescue group and let them foster the kitten to someone who is willing to put in the time and effort to make sure she grows up healthy and strong.
You can always adopt an older kitten or cat who will not need the extra time and attention an orphaned, under-aged kitten does.