- Jan 2, 2005
- Eastern California,USA
Tiny baby Snowball (4/29 - 5/7) went downhill so quickly... in less than 12 hours, he went from nursing and sleeping comfortably to restless & mewing to GONE. I did everything I knew to help him but he slipped away....he wasn't an orphan, the other 5 kittens with the mother cat seem to be doing well. This was so sudden - I have fostered orphan/abandoned feral kittens for years, lost some, raised many more....I am stunned, disappointed, shocked. During the last four hours, he responded well to the warmed, diluted Pedialyte and Karo syrup on the gums - he regained a strong suckle, was relaxed and silent again, sleeping on my chest, against a heated cornmeal sock...it was almost dawn, and I was thinking, "it will be daylight soon - we are almost there" but instead his tiny spirit raised to follow a different light to a certain crossroads and there our paths diverted...his pains ended, his little spirit is in a better place, and yet, I grieve....