Thursday, August 20, 2009
On the abyss
There are 3 little kittens out back with the stray cat colony. (this pic is of one of the tamer mums) A few weeks ago, they began to look crusty at the ears. I got some lotion from a cat rescue expert and tried to fix them up. Not easy as two out of three are feral.
The tame one, the little black one got better almost instantly. But the two others deteriorated. It took me a while to catch them but yesterday I managed. I caught one with the aid of some prawns and a long, fast arm. The other, unfortunately, was so sick that I could just pick her up.
We went to a new vet, Dr Bas in SS14/2, who treated the feisty one and said she'd be jumping about in no time. She was too. I just gave her breakfast and she's looking great.
But the other little one is at death's door. She got some antibiotics and some other meds and I took her home. She's in my bathroom, wrapped up in a T-shirt. Last night she could move about. She wouldn't eat but she took some water. This morning she was stretched out flat on the floor. I thought she was dead but she made a little noise when I stroked her face.
I've just given her some warm water, drop by drop through a syringe, and I have given her a rub down with a soft, dry cloth from face to tail. I'm trying to mimic a mother's rub down lick. Hopefully this will keep her insides working, and stimulate her will to live.
I'll do it again in two hours. Then I have to go out, but I'll be back to do it all again in three hours after that.
I hope this little one will make it. Purr for us please!
Update: the kitten died at 1030AM. Sad day.