Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thankful Thursday - Kitten Edition


I have to say, I am very thankful I still have six kittens. Things are not pretty in that room at the moment. Everyone has diarrhea pretty badly and they don't really care where they put it. Smedley's poor little rear end is so sore that the second I start trying to clean it off he starts screaming biting me. They got another rinse off last night and fortunately the bath water wasn't nearly as disgusting as it has been the previous days. However they are still going all over the floor. I'm not horribly shocked by this, they are still awful small and the diarrhea is almost leaking out of them... but couldn't they at least attempt to pee in the box?? *sigh*

They got a dose of albon and a dose of marquis paste Tuesday. Wednesday they got a dose of strongid and another dose of albon. Albon is very soothing and has some antibiotics, also often given for coccidia (which we have seen in their stool) Marquis paste takes care of coccidia in one dose. Strongid is for round worms - and since we have some vomiting I'm guessing they are dealing with round worms as well.

The kittens are feeling pretty sickly.  They feel light for their weight and instead of feeling round little muscles and a thin layer of fat, you can feel their bones.  Poor Issac Arnold shivers unless he is snuggled up with someone or his mom so I turned on the heater yesterday morning.  Last night I gave them some fluids to try to help make up for what is lost in the output. Which is very pale and liquid, and has the look and consistency of raw scrambled eggs with cream - and the smell..

I'm not going to sugar coat it.  I'm afraid.  I've done everything I can and at this point it really is up to their little bodies to pull through this. They are right near the eight ball, one more thing goes wrong and things are going to get serious fast.




16 comments:

  1. You do all the things you can to help these kittens through this tough period, and we'll add the purrs - and lots of them. That's about all that anyone, human or kitty, can do.

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  2. We're so impressed by how much you're able to do for them. We're purring for them to pull through it! Did the shelter vet say what was found in the sample you brought, or did we miss that in a previous post?

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  3. Oh the poor kittens! Sadie had both coccidia and roundworms as a young kitten, and I have to agree that there were some dicey days on if she would even survive. However, you are being as proactive and caring as possible, so I have every hope that this gang will be just fine.

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  4. this is what we dealt with this spring...paws crossed they stay healthy and can get over the hump

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  5. Some days all you can do is keep your fingers crossed - best of luck to this little crew.

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  6. Aww. You're an angel to these little guys. Stay strong and positive! Positive thoughts truly are healing! - Alana & Crepes.

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  7. Sending out our best healing purrrrrrss for those little guys.

    Come on, little kettehs, we're all pulling for you.

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  8. Hoping the best for these kittens. Keeping them in my prayers and heart for them to pull through. You are doing amazingly well with these little guys. Stay positive and strong.
    <3 Carolina & the Purrfect Tales Kitten Krew

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  9. Those poor little sweeties. We are sending our best purrs and prayers to them, and hugs to you.

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  10. I don't envy you with these kittens, but I think they are in the best hands they can be right now.

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  11. Aw get better soon little kittens!

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  12. Poor little babies. Hopefully the meds will kick in quickly. And for the babies to pull through.

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  13. You're doing the best you can. Hope it all ends up okay!

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  14. This is difficult work and we are pulling for you!

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  15. Adorable!!!
    xo Catherine

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  16. Keeping everything crossed for them!!

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