Friday, September 6, 2013

Good news and bad



Snow sure does like being patted. She gets a little grumpy when you first walk in the room until she realizes you aren't going to eat her kittens.  She still isn't coming right out, but when she does she is all ready for some patting.  The poor girl needs a serious bath - with all of those kittens pooping everywhere their little behinds are - including on her *eeeew*  I am reluctant to do that since the kittens aren't obviously on the road to recovery yet.

The three gray kittens are appearing to be doing better. They don't feel as light and they feel rounder and less bony.  Issac Arnold and Smedley are still so irritated that they are biting at me when I try to clean them off.  I brought some KMR down and at first they seemed interested in it, but didn't eat very much. After their bath they went right to sleep.  The long haired girl whom I have taken to calling Mishka (which has S, M and I accounted for) is also having a very hard time.  Smed has almost pure white stools.  If we do not have dramatic improvement in those by tomorrow I'll contact the shelter about it. (it is a sign of bacterial overgrowth)

After starting the meds, we have gone from eggs and cream colored and consistency stool to thick mustard and a couple that are even 'roundish' in shape.  I am fairly certain these are from the grays.

One of the gray kittens has taken a liking to me.  She comes over and crawls up in my lap.  She is wicked cute because she needed a full bath the other day and since then she still looks slightly wet.  Her fur has that kinky curly look to it that kitten fur gets when it is wet.  I think it would be awesome if she stayed like that but I doubt she will. I am still working on a way to visually tell all three of them apart and just when I think I've got it figured out I double check and get it wrong.  They are like a furry shell game.. If it comes to it I have my ways of distinguishing kittens apart..

17 comments:

  1. Poor little ones. Purring they continue to improve and we'll have nice solid poo soon.

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  2. hope they get better soon,xx Rachel

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  3. ugh....purrs it gets better

    we had a crew here once that ended up wearing collars - 5 tiny brown tabby kittens....no way could I tell them apart without grabbing them and staring at their stripes

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  4. Oh we are so hoping that the meds help and that the diarrhea is over for you and for those adorable babies and Momma cat.

    xoxoxox

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  5. Sending purrs that everything back there (ahem!) improves and all gets better! PURRS....

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  6. I'm sending purrs to the kittens - this issue sure is lingering, and I just want them to get healthy!

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  7. Well, you wouldn't be the first person to put paper collars on kitties to make it easier to see who is who. We hope everyone keeps hanging in there.

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  8. Here's hoping everyone settled down, and bathes! Maybe a ribbon or two will sort out who's who?

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  9. We are sending bunches on non-poop purrs.

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  10. We sure hope things improve for these cuties.

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  11. sending healing purrs....they look like Cody

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  12. Mowzers, we reeeeeally think fostering kittens is Unsung Hero work!!

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  13. Lots of purrs and good thoughts coming from our house. Poor babies, we hope the meds do the job and they get well soon.

    Poor you too, having to keep cleaning up the mess and the kittens.

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  14. Awwwwwww! Poor mum and kitties!! So so glad they are with you - in the bestest place to help them on their road to full health!! Yay! take care
    x

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  15. Lots of purrs for the little ones

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  16. I sure hope the little kitties get feeling well! Poor things!
    xo Catherine

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