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.