Kitty Rescue,help help - page 3

I know this has nothing to do with nursing. My husband rescued a kitten,very small,eyes still closed from under our house. The mama got hit by a car and we looked for others but couldn't find them.... Read More

  1. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    When all else fails: sex works
    Note to self: Plan #1,Encourage wife to adopt strays.
    Plan #2,get sex!!

    :roll
  2. by   Jay-Jay
    WE bottle raised 3 a couple of years ago. With the switch from mother's milk to formula, they got constipated, so that could be why they haven't pooped yet. Their systems will adjust, don't worry!!

    Since ours had their eyes open already, we only bottle fed them 2 wks, then started solid food mixed with milk. They did just fine, and were big, healthy cats in no time. They do learn to climb very quickly so we put them in a bushel basket with an electric pad on low when they were really small. We had to put the lid of a garbage can over top of it, weighed down with a brick! The male cat crawled under the fridge TWICE and got stuck. Had to tip the fridge forward (VERY carefully!) to get him out. They learned to hold the bottle themselves very quickly. It was SO cute... the little paws coming out, and latching on to that nipple! (sigh!)

    We had them for 3 years, then someone stole them while we were away on vacation, and an irresponsible house-sitter let them stay outside all night.....
  3. by   FullMoonMadness
    thanks for all the encouragement,but i'm sad to say littlepissante didnt make it. i worked last night and my husband called me around 6 this am to say she had passed.he was devastated. its amazing how quickly we bonded.
    im a little baffled as the vet checked her out yesterday and said she was strong.thanks again to all.
  4. by   canoehead
    Shoot. I was rooting for the little bugger.

    You did a good thing, he/she will remember you in heaven.
  5. by   JonRN
    Poor little kitty. At least you gave it your best shot.

    Pappy
  6. by   Worthy
    I'm SO sorry.

    When I purchased the first batch of milk replacer, the woman said to me "don't buy too much, just in case they don't make it".

    I was horrified. That hadn't crossed my mind (I don't know why).

    You did all you could, and bless you for that.
  7. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Sorry to hear of your loss,

    It's better than dying alone under the house.

    Because of you it felt loved for most of its life.

    Pretty good quality there.

    God bless you.
  8. by   shabookitty
    I am so sorry to hear the news...the world is blessed by having someone like you...many folks wouldn't have even tried. At least pissante was "named" and 100% cared for by you guys. That's an animals dream come true.
  9. by   vettech
    originally posted by fullmoonmadness
    thanks for all the encouragement,but i'm sad to say littlepissante didnt make it. i worked last night and my husband called me around 6 this am to say she had passed.he was devastated. its amazing how quickly we bonded.
    im a little baffled as the vet checked her out yesterday and said she was strong.thanks again to all.
    you said she had fleas when you found her? flea-bite anemia can kill a newborn kitten or puppy. we've had to give transfusions because of it, in fact. she's too young for internal parasites to be signifigant. its possible she had a congenital defect the vet couldn't detect at that age. pdas are really hard to pick out on one so young. even a gross postmorem likely wouldn't reveal much.

    i'm sorry for your loss. its rough. as many kittens as i've fostered, i've been through it myself far too many times.
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    as one who recently lost a furbaby, my thoughts are with you.
  11. by   dianah
    I'm so sorry s/he died, I know we all get so attached to our furry ones. We rescued four kittens three years ago: bottle-fed q 3-4 hr, stroked with damp washcloth, etc. One died after the first week in spite of all we did. We still think of him as ours (even named him), and our kids still talk about him and what he would have been like . . . I'm so glad yours had your good-hearted and kind care for as long a s/he did. Bless you. :angel2:
  12. by   Kayzee
    So sorry to hear of your loss, but you did everything you could. Your a caring and warm person. Could use more of you in this world of ours.
  13. by   kids
    Originally posted by shabookitty
    I am so sorry to hear the news...the world is blessed by having someone like you...many folks wouldn't have even tried. At least pissante was "named" and 100% cared for by you guys. That's an animals dream come true.
    My thoughts exactly.

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