Thursday, May 17, 2012
very small, very furry and very gray and white
I probably shouldn't have, no actually I know I shouldn't have. I said point blank I wasn't going to put kittens anywhere other then the kitten room this year.. but I couldn't stop myself. This poor boy is so congested with URI that his eyes glue shut moments after cleaning and medicating and his nose is completely stuffed. If I sit a hot face cloth on his face for a few moments he ends up blowing snot bubbles... but he hates it.
He's so weak that eating is a lot of work for him, so I thought I'd make it easier on him and tube feed. NOT a good idea in general because the risk for getting formula in the lungs is very high, but since he couldn't breathe and was probably wasting more calories trying to eat and breathe at the same time - not to mention the risk of inhaling formula is much higher, I thought I'd give it a go. Well he wasn't having anything to do with it. He kept trying to rip it out of his mouth, and when I pinned his paws down he some how got it out of his mouth with his tongue. So once again I think he's wasting more calories then he's consuming.. but it is nice that he is able to get so ticked off at things - a very positive sign. I was able to at least half fill his belly before giving up for the night. He's totally mouth breathing and it is totally pathetic and I fear he has a 50/50 shot of being alive in the morning.
His brother is a riot. He's already at walking practice and he's really pretty annoyed at being locked up. He purrs if you breathe in his general direction, and has comment on quite a few things (but thankfully not everything) he snuggles up to his brother, he attempts to wrestle with is brother and he is quite a pip!
They are on Zithromax and eye ointment. paws crossed for a full quick recovery.. and if it can't be full and quick, may he get one nostril back so he can breathe and eat at the same time.