A kind thought for a baby kitten please....

Discussion in 'Lunatic Lounge' started by randomJACKASS, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    Our kitten Andy seems very sick, as if poisoned. I think there is little we can do but wait. But a prayer or kind thought from any of you is appreciated....Thanks!



    The bottom right corner pic was taken minutes ago. His breathing is fast but shallow and he drank some kitten milk, but would not eat. He seems very disoriented. I think it could go either way.
  2. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    Have you thought about going to a vet? Maybe we could expand national health care to cover kitties too.

    Sad about the kitty.

    (he looks fine, is its skin responsive?)
  3. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    just put a word in for you mark, for the will.

    did you see anything he might have gotten into, or was he outside?
  4. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    Check the area for poisons is most certainly a good idea.

    • Check skin response by stroking. See if it reacts or is simply deadened with no reaction.
    • Push you finger on gums with a little pressure and release. -- see if color return quickly or remains white slowly retuning to color after 2-5 seconds seconds or longer.
    • Check dilation with a flashlight. -- possible neurotoxins
    • Check breath for odd, chemical, or other strong odor, ....urine also is you can.
    • Smell inside ears also for cheesy smell.
    • Check the entire body of the critter with your fingers looking for pain points, wounds, hardened tissue or masses.

    If its cold up there you might consider covering with a bandanna or other light covering.
    Do NOT give your cat human antibiotics as some are toxic to cats.
  5. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Check it for ticks.
  6. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    No he's still too young to go outside but he is showing definite signs of getting better. I think he ate a dropped pill or something else that made him sick, because he was very definitely very sick for a short while. We decided to just watch him a while before we started busting out credit cards for the emergency veterinary hospital 45 minutes by car away.

    I believe in the power of both prayer and positive thinking. I posted here and on facebook and I don't care why he is better I just hope it continues. Thank you for your support and help.
  7. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

  8. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    Ya gotta be careful w/ young kittens cos they can turn very fast due to dehydration, etc. Glad it looks like he's getting better.
  9. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    Yeah he still isn't back to normal, but at least he is purring and curling up with me and the other cats when he gets the chance. He also finally ate some dinner. I think he will be fine but somehow I have the feeling it was a near brush with death for a few hours there. I have never seen any animal act so quite out of character as he did. I also have never seen a cat so slow and clumsy as he was for a bit either.
  10. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    I think cat saved your kitty.
  11. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    Well back to bed, I had to watch him a while when I woke up but I think he'll be fine.
  12. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I can't do anything of the sort.

    you really don't know how Christianity works do you?
  13. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    Oh man he's back! LOOK OUT!

    First to the food dish for breakfast!

    God saved our kitteh!
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  14. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned


    He was feeling much better and attacking and chowing down on my hand a few minutes ago. He looks so serious here but he is such a funny little lovey guy by nature. His original owners took his mother and moved away leaving him and his 6 brothers and sisters when he was three weeks so he was bottle raised and thus loves people.
  15. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Glad he's okay Mark.
  16. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    He has been tearing up the house, and torturing the other two guys for the past two hours! Kids, they are so resilient!

    The other two are really glad they are allowed out!
  17. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    A kitteh collage!

    These are our babies....The second family as it were since the human ones are long since flown from the nest....


    On top of course is Andy the tiger cub. He must have Egyptian Mau in him because he has the deepest tabby markings on him that I have ever seen and he is spotted on his lower body and belly.

    The next, the tuxedo (yes that is the official name for the coloring), is Marley. He really has no idea he is a cat. We liberated him from the Tacoma Humane society (bailed him out of the joint!) He has not a stitch of kitty pride, and he sometimes does not land on his feet though he is an incredibly agile and graceful kitteh outside, and an amazing and prolific big game hunter, who mostly eats his entire prey. Tuxedos in my experience make some of the friendliest cats there are, and Marls, or Marlboro as I often call him is no exception!

    Lastly is good old Sammers (all of perhaps 2 years). The joke was that his name is "Sambo Davis Junior", as he is all black and beautiful. He is damn near a 17 pounder and somewhat pudgy, but fast as greased lightening and extremely intelligent, far beyond the other two who seem fairly average. He thinks he is the other two's mother. He has raised first Marley and now Andy and he grooms them and is so patient with them, as he could easily kill or cause great harm to either one. We didn't get him as a kitten so his personally is a bit odd, but he is quite friendly more so when he is outside. He is a big lumox, and is forever sending things crashing to the ground in the effort to find a catbird's seat to sleep or lay on.

    So there I have let you in on our second set of kids. If you can't tell I am sure getting tired of the RW, even if I can't seem to quit! My name is Mark and I am a RW addict!

    Ignore the date stamp! I get so tired of resetting the time every time that stupid thing needs new batteries!
  18. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    we sometimes call it humor,
  19. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    Can't you set the camers to not have that date stamp altogether? I make sure it's turned off on mine, and I really hate it when someone submits a photo to the paper with one of those because we have to try to crop it out.
  20. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    that's what smilies are for ;)

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