Sunday, August 18, 2013
Momma is feeling slightly better..
So I went down to see the kittens and their nest was an ABSOLUTE MESS (imagine that bold and flashing as well) so apparently Momma (man she needs a name) isn't taking care of bathroom duties at this point. I looked around the room and noticed she had a few bites of some food I left out.
She was hiding behind the couch, so I said hi and went to get some food for the kittens. I hadn't brought any down because I wasn't sure if I was going to need to run them all to the shelter, but since she had eaten she didn't need to be run there immediately. I fed, 'dewatered' and cleaned up the kittens and changed out the bedding. Several of them ate a lot, but a couple only took a few ounces and they felt nice and heavy so I am guessing her milk hasn't totally dried up. I sat in the room watching tv for a while and a few minutes later I heard soft purring. Momma had moved out from behind the couch and into a box I had placed near the couch and was sitting there purring. I reached down to pat her and she totally flinched.. so we still have some work to do on trust issues.
I finally got her out and weighed her and she was mostly holding her weight from yesterday as she was 5lbs 4 oz. so I have decided to hold off bringing her to the shelter. The only thing they could do for her today would be to give her fluids and I don't think the benefit of getting fluid will out weight the stress on her.
She still nurses the kittens sitting up so I think she is uncomfortable I am hoping that the food I gave her will all be eaten and things have 'settled down' but we'll see. What ever she needs, she'll get.