A difficult week for ElCloud Cattery

Dreamy gave birth to kittens 2 weeks ago, but it was a long and difficult delivery.  We had to take her to the vet for a c-section to deliver her final 2 stillborn kittens.  When we brought her home, she had no interest in nursing her surviving kittens, so we’ve been bottle-feeding them from the beginning.

We’ve never had a cat need a c-section before, so the recovery process was all new to us.  We weren’t sure what to expect for a recovery period, but when a week had gone by and she still wasn’t herself, we called the vet.  We started giving her some high calorie food supplements to try to perk up her appetite, but over the weekend she didn’t seem to improve.

Monday we took her to the vet.  We left her there so he could observe her, give her some sub-q fluids, more antibiotics, and try to get her eating normally again.  Unfortunately, she died overnight.  In some ways, it was a surprise, but in other ways it wasn’t.  We knew she had grown weaker over the weekend.

We are all sad to have lost Dreamy.  She was such a sweet and beautiful cat, and a good mother.   Her kittens from last year went out to four families, who are being blessed by their sweet personalities, as well.

Dreamy

Goodbye, Dreamy! You will be missed.

April

ElCloud Cattery

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2 Responses

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss of Dreamy. I lost my black and white boy in January and I sure know how hard it is to say good-bye. If you believe in God and His love and mercy, I truly believe you will see her again in Heaven. God bless and comfort you in your sorrow.

  2. I’m so sorry about your kitty. It’s always a shock to lose someone (even a beloved pet) we love.

    (((April)))

    Peace,
    Shannon

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