is half the size of his brother and sisters, but after a struggling start he was doing really well and running around with lots of muscle building up. What a wonderful boy - mischievous - enthusiastic - very, very loving!2 days ago
he started to loose energy - After an inspection he seemed to be OK with everything other than a little less energetic than normal. All you cat lovers out there know what i mean when i say that you know your cats and we all can sometimes tell when they aren't quite right. Was I being paranoid? - i didn't think so as he wasn't eating as enthusiastically either. we kept him quiet during the night but still let him spend time with his litter mates during the day. Yesterday
he took a turn for the worse - He was loosing heat at an alarming rate, very lethargic, not eating normally, although he would take some pureed chicken by licking it from the end of a syringe. He must have felt comfort taking it this way as we had hand reared him from a syringe. He was hydrated, and was eating a little watery pureed chicken. He went to the loo and his stools were a perfect colour, smell, and consistency. we kept him in his favourite floppy igloo on a heat pad, and kept giving him cuddles whenever he called us.This morning
/ Thursday Half Pint was giving up the fight! He was just laid in our hands or tucked up our jumpers in his pouch most of the morning - we just couldn't leave him to die on his own without fighting for his little precious life. This lunchtime Half Pint decided to leave us behind and move on to wherever these gorgeous creature go when they leave this life.
some will say that i shouldn't try to save these tiny kittens that sometimes aren't quite right, but my reply to that is take a look at Just Jack. Austin was another small boy who wasn't put together quite right, and he had about 7 good quality, very happy months of life with us - he spent most of his life running around with Jack. its heartbreaking, but when the next one comes along that may or may not make it i guess i will keep trying to pull them through.
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