Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Update on Tiny Rescue Kitten

First of all, she has a name now.
It's Abigail. Abby for short =)

She's doing good.
Tomorrow mom will go get little Abigail some supplies. Food and things. We are very grateful for the outpouring of support for this little former throw-away.
I'll scan the receipts and put them up in my blog with some new pics of the baby.

Yesterday she had some diahrrea which can be very bad for kittens. Normally mom would proceed to fix the situation without panic, but after seeing Abby's sister die from being sick...well...mom almost freaked out.
She was at work with the baby and couldn't really leave.

The next poopy was even worse and mom got scared. The baby seemed to feel well and was active. She wasn't squirting all the time just when mom took her to potty. Still, mom was worried they'd have to make a run to the vet.

Mom did what she's had to do in the past with little bottle babies and dilute the formula with 1/3 water so it isn't so "rich".

Still watery poop.

So in the next mom mixed in 1/3 of Gerber chicken baby food to the formula.
Not only did it make the milk smell like chicken soup, Abigail really loved it!
Two feedings of this mixture and we had normal poop again.

YAY normal poop!

Abby's so cute, she's toddling along now.
She's been with us one week tomorrow.

>^..^<


Some of my pals expressed that they might want to contribute to a kitten fund for the little one. Tho it feels kinda wierd to accept help, it is both humbling and very generous and my family and I are grateful. I've never done a Chipin or a Paypal button...in fact, I got screwed up and put up a shopping cart at first an I'm not even a merchant mol!

I decided on a Chipin because I could put a fixed amount just to cover some formulas and maybe some peepads because we are not a registered charity or rescue. The donation isn't tax-deductible or anything. It's just my mom and us kitties.





~Christopher

13 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad Abby is doing better. Gave your mom quite a scare.

Maggie May said...

Woo hoo! Yay for normal poop again! That is wonderful. We can't wait to see some new pics of sweet Abby!

AbbyDaTabby said...

Yay for my little namesake! Keep up da wonderful work...
Luv, Abby

Angel and Kirby said...

We know Abby is in good hands with you and your Mom.

A few Good Cats said...

We're glad that Abigail is improving. That is a fine name for your mother's little rescue. We like Beech-Nut chicken and chicken broth baby food even better than Gerber, because there's no cornstarch or other filler.

The Island Cats said...

We're glad Abby is doing better! It seems funny to cheer for poop...but YAY for normal poop!!

Christopher said...

Thanks for all the kindness and cheers for good poop mol!
And we will sure pick up Beech-Nut baby food tomorrow. Thats a promise!

Yes, little Abby was named after AbbyDaTabby =)

Tuck said...

That is great news!! Hopefully everything stays normal now!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad that she is doing better! YEAH!!!

Daisy said...

Hooray for good poopin'!

ABBY said...

Oh my stars another "Abby"! Isn't that wonderful! We are so glad to hear Abby is doing better with her poops and that your Mom is so smart to be able to help figure out exactly what to do!

purr on
Abby

Ariel said...

Abby is a very lucky cutie pie :)

Nishant said...

That is wonderful. We can't wait to see some new pics of sweet Abby!
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