2ish weeks ago a feral cat came to my back porch carrying a little black kitten. She wouldn't let me near her or her kitten so I set up a box with some bedding and put food and water out for her. She stayed but never brought any other kittens. I still kept attempting to tame her down some but she was having none of it. I have a massive fenced in back yard and live in a relatively remote area. But still I came home from an away trip for work and she had been run over in my "driveway" aka a long road that comes off another "road" in a little holler I live in. I am not sure how long she had been there but I immediately went to check her baby after burying her. The baby was still alive but was clearly struggling. I took her to the vet who gave her fluids which perked her up quite a bit. She was too weak to feed from a bottle so she was tube fed for a full day. She was severely malnourished and underweight on top of being dehydrated. That was 2 days ago. She weighs just at 7 oz (weighed 4 oz at vet) and is fed 56oz/ml per day (a little over 14 oz/ml 4 times a day). She will only eat every 4 hours. I tried every 3 hours but she refuses to eat every 3 hours. But she eats amazingly every 4 hours and in just 2 days has gotten very strong (to the point she hooks her little claws in her box and climbs out!). My biggest question/concern is she is not pooping. When stimulated she pee's fine but she has not pooped. Her vet said it could be because she had not been fed in quite a while and it could take 3-7 days for her to have enough food to poop and not just have all of her food go to just her functional needs. I was also wondering if her weight gain is on par. She gained 3 oz in 2 days. Is this over/under or okay? And is there anything I can do to get her to poop? I've only ever bottle fed dogs and a baby rabbit and neither had gone without being fed before I got them. I've ordered a Miracle nipple since she doesn't do great with the store bottles and it is hard for her to latch on to an eye dropper or a syringe. I've had great success with this with smaller dogs and baby bunnies. But she eats great and never fusses about it. Though when it comes to burping time she puts up a big fuss and I've got battle wounds on my neck from her sharp little claws. from her sharp little claws.