My friend found a newborn kitten, and brought it to me.
Poor little bay was near dead when I got him, cold as ice and covered in mud and rubble.
I got him cleaned up, warmed up and fed.
Hes now on day 2 and doing very well.
Unfortunately, this little boy caught a nasty infection, I noticed at his noon time feeding that his anus looked a bit raw and red, I put ointment on it and put him down for 2 hours.
When I got him up again at 2Pm he was lethargic and wouldn’t eat; so I layed down and watched TV with him on my chest.
I picked him up to look @ him a half hour later and there was blood coming out of his genitals and anus.
I rushed him to the emergency vet, and they put him on an antibiotic.
Held him for about another 3 hours and then he passed.
Moral of the story is that these kittens pass unexpectedly; and there’s usually nothing you can do about it.
Don’t feel too bad if a kitten that you are surrogating passes on you. The mortality rate is quite high for these poor little guys.
All you can do is your best.
Care for newborn kittens video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTR6ciQTwg