Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SO FAR, SO GOOD

We're taking things hour by hour right now and the kittens seem to be doing ok. Of course, being a worried kitty mama, I'm being very cautious. The smaller kittens still concern me. One seems to be having a difficult time finding a place to nurse and even when I guide him, he slips away and starts aimlessly crawling in a different direction. But...there are times I go in to check on them and he's nursing right along side his litter mates. So maybe I'm worrying for no reason, but then I wonder if the kittens are getting enough milk and I'm still trying to second guess myself - did I missed some signs yesterday, was there more I could have done to save the kitten we lost, and is there one key thing I can do today to ensure the remaining kittens will thrive. The little stinkers do not want milk from a bottle. I've been trying. So I'm giving the kitten milk to Kelly in hopes it will keep her keep her hydrated enough to produce ample milk for all her babies. She seems to know I'm trying to help and doesn't act as tense now when I help one of her babies to eliminate - I realized she isn't doing that. I don't think she knows to do it, so I'm trying to guide her too. She does love those kittens. You can tell when she has her paws around them. She's just so young and a bit overwhelmed. In all, she's doing the best she can and she's getting them through. I can't believe they're not even a week old yet. We just have to continue to take one hurdle at a time. Thank you for all your kind words, your prayers, and your concern.

2 comments:

She Seeketh Wool and Flax said...

Your are just the best, loving these kitties and their mommy. Besides myself, LOL, I have never known someone to love animals and to worry like you do, I understand, I am the same way. You are, as I have said before the best, I wish more people were so loving and caring of our 4 legged friends.
Blessings to you, Cheryl

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

glad to hear today was a better day...She will be in my prayers tonight...and you too..;)