Kittens not gaining weight after 48 hours

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I guess somewhat. He is also suckling on mama, or at least trying to, quite a lot.
We also got her really good food on surgery day + the other ktitens are not there so maybe it's easier for him now to gain some :)
 
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He is still quite resistant to syringe, and we are not so experienced to push too much. Altho, after we return him to mom's nest, he goes on to suck on her.
 

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Please let us know what his gains are today.

How are mama’s other two kittens doing with the foster? It’s been a few days. Are they thriving?
 
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Right now he is 106g! He is definitely gaining some. :) We're super happy, and hope in 2 days he can reach 115 or maybe even 120g. I hope this is a good sign now.
 
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He is at 112g!

Today 17:10: 112g
Today 04:00: 108g
Yesterday: 04:00: 102/103g
Day before yesterday 04:00: 99g
 
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He is eating more from syringe now. We're thinking there is no much milk where he is usually suckling, since it seems pretty flat around. Around other nipples it seems there is a lot of milk, especially shaved ones.
 

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Keep syringing every 2 hours today. You can also try putting some formula milk on mom’s full nipples and putting him to those. If he won’t suckle those then he’ll be 100% dependent on what he gets from the syringe.
 

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Raise up is better than not raise, and lets see it as breaking up of the tendency, to the positive.

But at this moment it seems to be about 6grammes a day. Its OK for now, but not enough in the long run... The work must continue.

So, we are optimistic and are in good hopes, but he isnt out of the woods as yet.
 
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He is at 119g right now! That's 11g gain for 24hrs :)
It's going really good now.

Thanks for all the messages and support people!

@ Sarthur2 Sarthur2 We will try that! Thanks for the tip

@ StefanZ StefanZ That was our thinking as well. Altho right now he seems to be having better gains than ever.
 
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Few hours ago he had 125g! We confirmed it's a girl. :)
 
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Thank you so much! We haven't named her yet :)
She is at 131g right now. She is growing steadily! And I think she is probably getting most of the milk from syringe.
 
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She had 163 this morning! :) 11 days since she was born.
However, in last 18 hours she only gained 5g. I hope that's normalish :)
 

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Your doing a great job and it’s not easy to do! Will be following her progress Hope you can find out how the siblings are doing Good thoughts coming your way Your awesome
 
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