It has been a rough week for me and the kittens. It has been hard on me that they see me as the enemy, but this isn't anything I haven't been through before. I know it is something I can overcome and will overcome, but it is challenging when I'm the enemy and they are having medical issues.
Yes, the kittens have diarrhea. They came with solid stools, but the transition and maybe the stress of it all has caused things to loosen up. They are also small for their age, so I've been trying to give them food to help them catch up and they are eating it, and pooping it out. With the diarrhea, they are filling up litter boxes rather quickly and they are choosing to go on the couch or on the towels, or other places in the room, I have added two more boxes, so *knocks wood* hopefully this is the end of it.
I've had the stool tested at the shelter and nothing is showing. I've started probiotics so hopefully this will end soon, and if not I'll bring another sample to the shelter to double check since most parasites don't shed 100% of the time. If they have a second clear sample I'll start them on raw food and hopefully that will clear this up.
As you can see from the video the little black kitten isn't afraid of me anymore. He is not a fan of my hands, so if I want to pet him or touch him he can't see it coming. He will purr when I snuggle him, which is causing his siblings to give me the benefit of the doubt - as long as I don't look at them. I have broken out the Spirit Essence and the Rescue Remedy. We just need to break the gut reaction they have that I'm bad. If I can get them to stop and think about it I know this feral part of things will be over... well I hope.