Kitty Update 09 16 2020

The kitten’s name is Jet and the mother is Destiny.

Jet is 2 1/2 weeks old. He is one of 8 kittens. The mother is either feral or at least very unapproachable. The kittens were born August 30.

A few days after he was born, I noticed what looked like 2 spider bites. Each spot was a bald 3/8 inch circle with a bright pink raised small dot in the middle. The spots didn’t change for the next few days and then the mother moved the kittens under a chest of drawers. I didn’t get a good look at the kitten until this Monday. It looked like one of the spots had abscessed and burst. The other spot is larger and might be abscessed too.

He has always been active and nurses often. The mother gives him regular baths, but hadn’t cleaned up the stuff from the abscess.

His second wound had popped by the time I got to the vet. The vet also found a wound on the joint of his left rear leg. He’s now on 14 days of antibiotics and pain killer as needed. Because he needed meds twice a day, I didn’t see how it was possible to put him back with his mean mamma, so the plan was for him to become a bottle baby. After two feedings I could tell that this wasn’t going to work very well. My backup plan was to put him in with the other mamma, Sophia’s 3 kittens. This worked very well with Sophia bringing him in for dinner. There is a worry that she might start licking his wounds which would be bad. Also, even though she is much nicer than Jet’s mother, it still might be difficult to grab the kitty every 12 hours to give him his meds.