return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for  Animal Specialties
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Racer . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Gopher Snake . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - May 30, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 06, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - June 20, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - June 20, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - June 20, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptilian Nation Expo Long Beach - June 21-22, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  VReptile Vitual Reptile Expo - June 27-28,2020 . . . . . . . . . .  New England Reptile Expo - June 28, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show San Diego - July 11-12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 11, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for LeopardGecko.com - Ron & Marilyn Tremper
pool banner - $50 year

Here we go again. Advice/help? (Long)

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Cat Discussions ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Stryder at Fri Jul 6 00:47:53 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Stryder ]  
   

Last year I got lots of suport and advice from the good folks here when hand raising baby Darlene, the newborn kitty who was the sole survivor of a litter that was eaten. She was premature, wounded, and had never had a drink of mother's milk. Well, Darlene just turned a year old. She is the happiest, healthiest thing ever, and is, by the way, the queen of the world!! Thank'y for that!!

OK. So now we have another. We got him last night. I am guessing between 4 and 5 weeks old. Severely gooby eyes/nose/ears. Extremely emaciated. Dehydrated. Very lethargic. Can not so much as hold up his head. We can sometimes wake him up, sometimes not.

He spent today in intensive care at the vets. They gave him IV and SC fluids, treated him with Revolution, tube fed him every 2 to 3 hours, and sent him home.

We have Teramyacin for his eyes. AD diet, which we mix with water and feed 6 to 12 cc's every 2 hours. His apetite is great. He will not drink. I got him some Pedialyte, which we are attempting to give by mouth with syringe every hour or so, and havbe also mixed some with his water. The docs did not send him home with any kind of systemic antibiotic, just the eye stuff. Gave him an enema, was unsucessful, until he pooped on his own about an hour later. That's the only potty we have gotten out of him.

He is just now getting to where he can hold his head up and open his eyes for a few seconds at a time, and even stood up and walked almost 2 feet before collapsing.

Sorry this is so long, but we are desparately seeking any other ideas we might try to give this little guy a chance. Anything we are doing right/wrong.

Oh, and Darlene says hi, and thank'y!
Image
-----
Cats; Mustard, Frodo, Ted, Eddie Poe, Puck, Ted, Todd, Fessig, Marla, Bill, Darlne (Bean), Frederick, Banjo, Willow, Lucy, Snowflake, Pandora, Further.

Snakes; Mickey, Fido, Dead, Samson, Delalah, Jack Straw, Phobia, Tuesday, Tweeker, Elizard, Wee Baby Opium, Ferdinand, Elvis, Erline.

Ferret; Cricket.

Dogs; Stryder, Hookah

19 Goose eggs. (Yes, they are all named, but I will not list them all here.)

(etc.............)

etc..........


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Here we go again. Advice/help? (Long) - Stryder, Fri Jul 6 00:48:31 2007 image in post
>> Next Message:  RE: Here we go again. Advice/help? (Long) - PHWildCat, Fri Jul 6 08:51:33 2007
>> Next Message:  RE: Here we go again. Advice/help? (Long) - PHKitkat, Fri Jul 6 11:31:57 2007