A very delicious pink blanket arrived today. I unwrapped it and a wild herd of blanket leeches appeared! @onekillercat spoiled all of the girls (and me! Feels like Christmas!) with snacks, toys, Rescue wipes that I am so excited about, and some super snuggly blankets. Thank you so, so much. Endlessly grateful for you.
Meet Blossom! I can't stop with the 90s theme and I'm zero percent ashamed! After some trial and error I figured out her snack preferences and since then, she has gained ten grams! She weighs just over 3 ounces and is latching and snacking like a champ. In this pic she had just fallen asleep after lunch Also- if you guys hear hyena-like noises in the distance that's me sobbing over how incredibly generous and remarkable you all are. Utterly incredible people, all of you. I am overwhelmed and humbled beyond words. Thank you, thank you.
Good morning sunshine In this picture you can see Sabrina's little wrist joints are a bit wonky. This is from malnutrition. With good snacks and care, it should correct itself over time. She's a bit wobbly while her legs get stronger. She also fights hard when she's hungry because she likely has been underfed most of her life. I'm betting her mama just didn't have enough to eat either. it's so important to spay and neuter, y'all. Kittens are suffering on the streets.
A few hours ago this little lady was hand delivered to me by the super kind person who found her alone outside on a driveway. She's just a few days old, umbilical cord stump attached and eyes sealed. She weighs 90 grams. I can't get her to latch to any size miracle nipple I have, so I very delicately and slowly force fed her a couple of cc's, combed the legions of fleas from her fur, and put her to bed. She fought hard against the syringe at least! As soon as I put together her nest I discovered one of my two snuggle kitty heartbeats has stopped working. I replaced the batteries, took it apart, said some colorful words, to no avail. I'm so sorry to ask, but I've added a replacement and a few other things to the wishlist for this new singleton. I have to keep her separate from Sabrina and the others so they can't share supplies, either. Thank you guys from the bottom of my ol' heart in advance. I can't tell you enough how much your support means to me.
Sabrina is improving every day. I can no longer hear her lungs loudly crackling, rasping, and wheezing. I can't feel them working overtime when I hold her. The ulceration on her eye is much smaller. Yesterday she felt strong enough to begin to jump and play a little bit. She has gained over an ounce since she arrived. When I attempt to express my admiration for this tiny sesame seed, I come up short each time. Sabrina is magic- I'm sure of it.
Daria had a bath and she was incredibly displeased, so to express my deepest regret I served her brunch in bed using my finest china. On the menu is a canned pate drizzled with a goat milk reduction and topped with royal canin crunchies. (I've been watching a lot of Masterchef) #sofancy#soridiculous#sosarcastic#help
Swipe for video- may be distressing Sabrina had her nebulizer treatment this morning and afterward became very lethargic. She was breathing erratically and it concerned me immediately, so I contacted my ever-patient and kind vet tech foster friend and she recommended that I take Sabrina to the vet. As soon as we arrived, little smush perked up! She even fussed and ate a few cc's of milk in the lobby. The vet examined her and found no real cause for the episode, so we think it could be some hypoglycemia and perhaps too much of the nebulizer because HER LUNGS ARE HEALING! Her right lung is a bit wheezy, and the left is PERFECT! I'm going to begin offering some wet food and shorten the nebulizer treatments. Overall, sweet girl is just fine.