September 27, 2023
We’ve got kittens moving forward in healing!! Our surgical team is on their way to Roswell, NM to do a low cost spay neuter clinic for the community so the 16 kittens have moved to four different fosters who have medical training so they can continue to keep the kittens improving.
Our biggest news today is Varum (our now eyeless kitten) is eating on his own!! No more tube feeding and he has GAINED WEIGHT and is bigger than his pre-surgery size. The tiny fragile kitten the emergency doctors wanted us to euthanize is now thriving. He will live his life as a blind kitty but at such a young age he will be none the wiser. Blind indoor cats do amazingly well. He is the only kitten to go to Roswell with our medical team so they can continue to monitor his pain medication and weight gain. But he’s showing the emergency vets that they were wrong and why Wild Blue Cats doesn’t give up easy when a precious life is on the line!
Our second big news today is the ranch finally was able to locate 2 of the newborn kittens but they were cold and lethargic when found. Signs the mother has abandoned them. I walked them through warming them up and getting some warm sugar water into them to bump their blood sugar before transporting them to us. Our wonderful bottle feeders now have the two new kittens, eyes are just starting to open, and they will get them on a feeding schedule to get them healthy and growing. So, our “Eye” Caramba 16 is now the “Eye” Caramba 18!
Lastly the other 15 kittens are healing slowly. Yesterday a few of the fosters reported playing and the kittens being more active even though many of them still can’t see, almost all of them are eating on their own with some syringe supplementation for those who are still struggling to find the food. One of the fosters is still syringe feeding first and working to get her four feeling well enough to play and eat on their own. Some of the kittens have started grooming themselves again so all great signs of health returning as the eyes heal and we assess which eyes we may still lose down the road. We’ve got some updated photos including some of the kittens whose eyes are now open and clearing enough to see!
Thank you all for helping these kittens and cats out! Our volunteer fosters are working hard to give these kittens the best life possible and our Trap Neuter Release team is working to make the adult cats a stable working cat colony. We couldn’t do this without all of you!!