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Sigh, one of the new kittens - Tony (short for Mark Anthony) - is sick already. Since yesterday he won't feed, barely drink, pukes all the time and is generally pretty listless. Took him to the vet today who gave him broadband antibiotics, something to settle his tummy and two more shots of electrolytes because the poor little guy was so dehydrated.

He is sleeping in his basket now. I just hope he will drink a bit of water on his own later.

I have a follow-up scheduled with the vet tomorrow. The big problem is of course that we don't know the cause. Could have been something he ate, an infection or any number of things. Not sure about infection, though, because, fortunately, his brother kitten is fine, alternating between bouncing aroun and cuddling with his sick companion.

Damn, it's just been one week. Hopefully, he'll recover. He is such a sweet little guy and the cuddliest kitten I've ever met. He will regularly crawl very, very close (the crook of my neck, my hand, my lap) and rub his soft fur on my skin, demanding to be petted. Don't wanna lose him so soon. :(



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Jun. 21st, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Oh no :( Keeping my fingers crossed.
Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Sadly, his condition worsened and the vet gave me little hope. :(
Jun. 21st, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Poor thing. I hope he gets better soon.
Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It doesn't look good, unfortunately. :(
Jun. 21st, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Oh :( *hugs* My fingers crossed for him. I hope the medicine will help.
Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Unfortunately, so far, he only got worse. :(
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Fuck :( I'm so sorry *hugs*
Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
I hope he gets better.
Could be that it's just the excitement over having a new home and all. Or something like Spock had when I just got him, the Giardias.

Edited at 2010-06-22 03:32 am (UTC)
Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, he got worse overnight. And the vet today gave me little hope that he'll make it to tomorrow. Gave him more shots and more nutrition but the little thing is hardly lifting his head anymore. And as cold as he is, his temperature must be way down. :(
Jun. 22nd, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh no. I'm so, so sorry. *hugs*
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Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Sadly, it looks very grim. :(
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