Greetings, I'm Kei. I'm a STRAY kitten adopter, mostly found abandoned in card boxes, and also we hold a cat shelter. How do I start... um...
Either I am inexperienced in caring kittens, or something isn't right... Many kittens that I adopt, are died in a very same death pattern, well, maybe not exactly, but they all die in "suffocation".
I've searched for answers, and the cause is Feline infectious peritonitis.
... Over 40 kittens died in suffocation, fluids accumulate in lungs. I can tell because... Some of them puke when they drew their last breath, they puke three, four, or even ten times at once, and they stop breathing.
One of them gradually becomes thinner and thinner, weaker and weaker, and suddenly collapses from standing and passed away.
Many did not begin suffocation process until we fed him/her rehydration salt or glucose... Believe be, these two solution is only what we feed when they have diarrhea-- another one is Smecta.
There was about a few of them manage to be saved by feeding them rehydration salt and rubbing their chest while they are in the middle of suffocation. Even we did save them, in the end, they also died in suffocation, and vomit...
There was one baby kitten, he was in middle of suffocation and we somehow saved it, this is something that is considered impossible. Then later, he grew healthy... Then it became weaker, and weaker, having constant diarrhea and died in suffocation again.
It's all the cause of diarrhea as well. Also, we're EXTREMELY poor, we're struggling to survive, at the same time struggling to save them. When their diarrhea worsen, they lose appetite.
... We're so damn poor that we are feeding them cow milk and treating-diarrhea stuff like Smecta. We still can afford medicine, but we can't afford to bring them to a vet, mostly the sick ones.
There's a few times the vet were complete dumbfound failures. We can't rely on them anymore. This isn't any ordinary country.
... So... What is going on? Is it really all caused by FIP? Or is there anyway we can help them?