I have a 6-week old kitten that we have been caring for since about 3-4 weeks old. The mother cat was abandoned in our neighborhood by her owners while she was pregnant and she had the kittens under our shed. She came to the house every day to be fed, but then one day she stopped showing up. We thought she had moved the kittens, but then the next day they came out from under the shed meowing like they were starving (which they probably were). We haven't seen the mother cat in several weeks, and we did the best we could for the two kittens...anyway, we lost one.
The other one seemed to be doing really well, eating and active, but then one morning she was really lethargic and had blood in her stool. I took her to the vet and the said she had low blood sugar and was chilled, and they gave us some special food to give her. That was two days ago. We feed her the vet food every 2-3 hours during the day and keep a heated rice sock in her bed. She seems to be some better, but I have a couple questions:
--She still seems lethargic in the mornings. I'm assuming this is because her blood sugar drops again over night. During the day I feed her every 2-3 hours and she becomes more active. Do I need to get up in the night to feed her? Will she get past this or could this be a chronic issue?
--There is still blood in her stool. Maybe this is from stress. I called the vet again and they said to just keep doing what I'm doing, but I am worried.
I trust our vet--we have been with this office for years for our other animals and they have always been great. But I'm just worried, and I guess I'm looking for reassurance that we are doing everything we can.
Appreciate good thoughts sent our way