This little guy and his mother came to us when I got a call from a woman (thankfully very close to me) who said she can't keep her cats (we fixed that!!) as she had bronchitus, etc....and them mentioned that "the little guy" had something wound around his leg. As we talked, I found that he was a NEWBORN...!! and told her I'd be RIGHT over! Brought blunt-tip scissors, and sharp-tip ones, and sho nuff, I needed (omg) to use the sharp ones...the little back leg was so small. I won't keep you in suspense: I did not injure his leg, a miracle, in cutting the very thin fiber which was wound around his leg. Whew. then I heard...she did not remember to prepare a safe, warm nest for the mother, she could only find this one kitten in the box spring where he'd been born, she knew something was wrong when she saw the mother away from the baby, and called me. She is a lovely woman, and I've fixed her other female, and hope to fix the male soon.
The little one could/would not nurse. Mother had milk, but he was weak, and she had a lot of fur to search through. I was a wreck after four days of tube-feeding (he couldn't really latch onto the bottle) but he finally was strong enough to nurse. fortunately, before milk dried up..
I took them in to the clinic, and the doctor worried about his swollen foot, and hoped he could keep it. Us too!!! He's on a tiny dose of Clavamox antibiotic, and Traumeel homeopathic for pain and trauma, and he's getting the foot and leg massaged very frequently with arnica gel. Gave him oral arnica montana 30c too. If anyone has any other suggestions, please email or call!!!
Must get Dewey to vet..more later. Dewey has swollen glands this am, and is not eating...he's FIV +, so must be vigilent. Love to all, c.
Later: Dewey ate well tonight, and started amoxicillin antibiotic. Vet was not sure what is going on...might be a bad tooth, but he can't have it out now, with a fever of approx. 105. Here's a photo of our Dew...blessed protector of the little ones...