We lost another baby kitty today :( I'm devastated
Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:21 PM
I was only in bed a little while when little Kai started meowing. He likes to sleep under the blankets so it was weird he would meow. So I thought he might need to go potty. So I pulled him out and set him on the floor. But I didn't hear him leave the room. So I used my cell phone to see where he was and he was just crouched behind the door. So I picked him and put him back in bed. A little while layer he meowed again and again. So I took him out to the living room to put him in the cat bed out there. As I sat him down he couldn't move. He was limp. He couldn't hold his feet or head up. He just flopped over. My heart jumped and I ran back in the bedroom to wake DH. I knew it was bad. He felt a little cold too and he was leaking poo (Sorry tmi) out. So I cleaned him up and wrapped him a towel from the dryer and laid him in bed.
Sadly, we don't have an emergency vet anywhere close to us, and the vet doesn't open till 8. I was helpless. He couldn't hold his head up but really tried to look at me so I held his face close to me and kept petting him. His little body kept spasming and his head would arch backwards and his paws would claw at the air. Everytime it scared him and he would cry. And so would I. There was nothing I could do for him. So we just laid for hours face to face while I just talked to him and comforted him. Finally DH couldn't keep his eyes open so I told him to turn off the light. This seemed to calm Kai too. So I just petted him and held him. He started spitting and drooling a little. The spasms came closer together and then seemed to slow. I just closed my eyes for 20 minutes ( I had no sleep at all till then). Every so often I would put my hand on his ribs to see if he was breathing. Finally, he stopped. At about 4:45. At 5 he was gone. I woke up Dh and we found a box for him. At 6 my DH buried him next to our other kitty Erabos.
I can't figure out what happened. Our vet said Erabos probably ate our lilly houseplant. After that, we took all houseplants and chemicals out. We only use green products. I vacuum so there are no strings to ingest. The only chemical I can think of is our swiffer wet jet. But I don't know whats in it. We are more than devastated. Our other cat loki is fine. He was only 8-9 weeks old. It was horrible to sit from 11-5 am watching him die and I couldn't do anything. And I can't seem to stop crying. Anyways thanks for listening. Sorry it's so long. I'm hoping someone can figure out what's happening. I'm at work but I'll put a pic up later when I get home.
Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:30 PM
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:41 PM
what a horrible thing to have to go through - i would be hysterical too.
i am so sad for you and your DH
Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:06 PM
I read this and started bawling...I'm so sorry you have to go through this again...wish there was something i could do to make it better...I hope the vet can give you concrete answers...big hugs!
Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:22 PM
If you can, see if the vet has some way of checking for FIV, it's like the human form of HIV and can get transferred very easily. If that is the case make sure everything in your house is clean and new (especially the litter box) before adopting a new kitten.
Where was the kitten from? He/she may have been sick the whole time. If it was a breeder/shelter/store be sure to let them know.
Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:36 PM
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