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Offline fearlessella

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Fiv mom and 2 babies
« on: April 12, 2016, 10:30:05 PM »
I got in over my head. Said I'd foster a mom and 2 babies because one baby was sick. Turns out mom is FIV positive.   Calico baby has an infected stump (with what's left of her leg).  She's on antibiotics but very still.  She hadn't eaten in 4 hours (since I have her the medicine).  They are a week old.  I need to find them homes eventually.  Does anyone have any words of wisdom?  I just tube fed the sick one hoping to get her to hold on.  Help...
The Dogs: Macy, Laynee, Roman, Sicili, & Cappy 🐕
The Rats: Astrid,  Imogen,  and Yvaine 🐀
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So many 4 legged babies are missed.  Alice & Whimsy are the most recent.  ❤

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Re: Fiv mom and 2 babies
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 11:56:35 AM »
So sorry. Are your kitties in danger from the FELV?
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Re: Fiv mom and 2 babies
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 03:17:04 PM »
I don't have anything to offer except prayers.   :(

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Re: Fiv mom and 2 babies
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 09:23:48 AM »
I remember when I had sick tiny ones I would put on an exercise bra and "wear" them. Also, if you know how to tube feed you probably know this, but at that age you may need to massage the privates area after feeding to stimulate potty action.

I'm so sorry your good heart got you into such a painful situation. The kitties are lucky to have you...
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Re: Fiv mom and 2 babies
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 09:15:49 PM »
I lost calico 3 legged baby.   We are in much better shape.   FIV is only passed by deep bite would, so no my cats are safe. She is in a kennel in a different room.
Mom and baby are doing excellent. I have a rescue to take mom and I'm just deciding if baby will go too or stay with me until he's old enough to hopefully test negative. Thanks for all of your prayers.  :)
The Dogs: Macy, Laynee, Roman, Sicili, & Cappy 🐕
The Rats: Astrid,  Imogen,  and Yvaine 🐀
The Cat: Charm, Kitten & foster kittens Mad Hatter & Mad Max!  🐈

So many 4 legged babies are missed.  Alice & Whimsy are the most recent.  ❤

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Re: Fiv mom and 2 babies
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 10:22:31 PM »
I'm sorry you lost the little one.  It's so hard.  *hugs*

I'm glad mom and baby are doing well!  :)