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post #1 of 16
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this is gonna be a long one so bare with me , i'm new to this site so hi everyone right someone gave there cat to me in march she was pregnant she went into labour on the 25th may this year one was born deformed and still born i left it a few hour's then took her up the vet's they had to give her a c section as it had been about 7 hour's and nothing was happing she had 3 other kitten's 2 didn't survie we brought home 1 who was very week who i had to hand feed as mum didn't have enough milk and he was to week to latch on he died in my hand's at just 4 day's old it was heart breaking , anyway they didn't spay her at the same time for this i don't know the reason as i have changed vet's they asked me the same q , they told me i had to waite 8 week's untill she could be spayed she got out 2 week's after on the 8th june and went missing for just over 6 week's we have her back now after finding her 3 street's away by my children's school we took her to the vet and they confirmed she was expecting again and said she will more then likly have another bad labour she is due anytime now , y/day she went of her food was nesting and breathing pretty fast but nothing she is back to the way she was today even though she is still eating tiny amount's some of her milk has droped and she has drop's of milk now and again it seem's very different then her last one as she bleed a bit for 2 day's just b4 going into labour any idea's and do u think she might have a chance this time ?
post #2 of 16
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these were our 4 week old kitten's we took on now are 15 week's
and this is Lilly who is due anytime with my oldest daughter
post #3 of 16
They are both beautiful. I'm afraid I have no answers for you though. I am new too. I am concerned about Sunshine sneaking out after her pregnancy. I don't want her prego again. I have to find a vet that isn't expensive though. My financial situation has changed. I have a question for you. Was your cat big. Sunshine was always a petite cat and she did def. get bigger but it is hard for me to think that she could have more than 3 kittens. Although I have heard this has happened.She is due anyday. I am hoping today is the day she will pop. Keep your finges crossed. darc
post #4 of 16
All i can say id just make surr you read up as much as you can on cat birthing.

Make sure you have your vets number on hand and ring them to warn them that she is going into labour and that she had trouble last time.

Keep an emergency vet number on hand too.

Just want to say, good luck and that i am sending you both vibes.
post #5 of 16
Well first off let me say I am so sorry for you loss hon, I know you must have been devistated by this. Second, the truth is all you can do is keep her from getting out by any means necessary. That way she doesn't go into labor outside, nothing happens to her, she can't mate again after having the kittens or before she is spayed. Third, feed her very healthy food and make sure that if she is small she gains a descent amount of weight, they can gain a little each day. Other than that pray and keep a very watchful eye on her. Make sure that her birthing box is set up properly, that when you see signs of labor, panting, contractions (may look like hiccups, leg stretching on its on, or muscle spasm) placenta, bloody show, close off ALL dangerous places for her to have her babies because they love to hide under beds, dig in mattress. If need be set her up in a bathroom when you go to work so that there are no surprises when you get home.

No one but a vet could really give you a true prognosis on whether or not she will have a better delivery or not, but you can do what you can to ensure that she eats healthy, and has a warm place to lay her head that she feels is safe, and watch and pray. I will def. send your baby my prayers for a safe and healthy delivery.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by XxtashaxX View Post
this is gonna be a long one so bare with me , i'm new to this site so hi everyone right someone gave there cat to me in march she was pregnant she went into labour on the 25th may this year one was born deformed and still born i left it a few hour's then took her up the vet's they had to give her a c section as it had been about 7 hour's and nothing was happing she had 3 other kitten's 2 didn't survie we brought home 1 who was very week who i had to hand feed as mum didn't have enough milk and he was to week to latch on he died in my hand's at just 4 day's old it was heart breaking , anyway they didn't spay her at the same time for this i don't know the reason as i have changed vet's they asked me the same q , they told me i had to waite 8 week's untill she could be spayed she got out 2 week's after on the 8th june and went missing for just over 6 week's we have her back now after finding her 3 street's away by my children's school we took her to the vet and they confirmed she was expecting again and said she will more then likly have another bad labour she is due anytime now , y/day she went of her food was nesting and breathing pretty fast but nothing she is back to the way she was today even though she is still eating tiny amount's some of her milk has droped and she has drop's of milk now and again it seem's very different then her last one as she bleed a bit for 2 day's just b4 going into labour any idea's and do u think she might have a chance this time ?
Unfortunately...when cats become pregnant so soon after giving birth, they do not have the same level of resources that they had for the first litter..so typically the second litter is less healthy.

Since your girl is likely to escape again....please place her in a room that is at least 2 doors between her and the outdoors. If she was earlier in her pregnancy...I would have recommended that you have her spayed. At this point, I would just keep an eye on her and pray that all works out this time around. It is critical however that you ensure that she remain indoors only and does not escape until she is safely spayed. Even though it is not recommended to spay a nursing mom....if you fear that she will again get out..you may want to speak to your vet about having her spayed a few weeks after she gives birth.

Katie
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by darc View Post
I am concerned about Sunshine sneaking out after her pregnancy. I don't want her prego again. darc
Best way to avoid an accidental escape is to ensure that there are at least 2 doors between your cat and the outdoors....if you have concerns...you may want to invest in a large dog crate to keep her in.

Katie
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
i have already confined her 2 the 1 room and i did ask about spaying her while pregnant but because she was gone 5 week's when i found her they wouldn't do it and no Lilly doesn't carry very big atall lol and her first litter died they was not healthy
post #9 of 16
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Hiya all just to let u know it looked like lilly had a contraction i think!! she is still hardly eating but she's drinking , she hasn't been to the litter tray since this afternoon she is sort of sleeping now , can i ask what does the muscus plug look like and how big is it so i know what i am looking for will post in the morning to let u know how she is doing can't sleep tonight as got one of thoses night cough's lol
post #10 of 16
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still nothing!!! her milk is in full flow no muscus as yet her belly on the side's seem's a bit smaller but she has been confined to the 1 room so i know she hasn't had any she isn't nest as such just laying down everytime i go in there she is laying somewhere different , is this classed as being restless ? she has had her milk in full flow for the last cupple of day's now the kitten's feel big when they move around she still is hardly eating anything for the second day running now i might take her up the vet's by friday if nothing has changed any advise?
post #11 of 16
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well she is now eating like a horse again she woke up came out of her den eat a big bowl of food then went straight back in her den lol , well she is only 61 day's so far my oh want's to go away at the weekend as we had cancled our week's holiday i am trying to get around him , even though i have got someone to stay her all day and night i would rather be here
post #12 of 16
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lol look's like i am talking to meself on this thread
post #13 of 16
i can relate to that i wouldnt go to work lol
post #14 of 16
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lol i am off for the next 2 week's i planned it about right
post #15 of 16
I am reading. You are not talking to yourself. I am anxious to hear how this goes. I hope all goes well. Please keep updating. And if possible post newborn kitty pics. They are so precious. And please keep her inside and get her spayed when the babies are weaned.

Good luck............jenn
post #16 of 16
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thanx for replying was getting worried , she has been panting most of the day don't know if that mean's anything though
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