|Purred: Thu Jun 18, '09 8:49pm PST |
|My last pregnant foster was 5-6 months old. She was dumped and then gave birth same day. The 5 babies were born alive, but one passed away at 1 day old, and two had to be euthanised at 4 weeks due to serious internal deformities. The vet believed that even with massive intervention, they had a slim chance of survival so we chose to end the pain.
It was the vet's opinion that the three kittens were in bad shape due to Stella's age and size. She was also malnourished during her pregnancy. It seems like her body made the decision just to support what it was capable of.
I'm saying this just so you're prepared that there might be hard times ahead. I wasn't prepared for it- I pretty much thought that once they were born safely, things would be ok.
The two suviving kittens, Ellie and Angus, have thrived and are gorgeous healthy little things. Stella has just found her Forever Home. We wish you and your pregnant mamma lots of luck and health
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