September 1st, 2003

forget me nots

saturday stuff- worry about kitty, kitty eating well

from email...


spent more time doing kitten things today... mama cat that I seem to be... the one with the hole in its leg really was doing better.... though the other one didn't make it :(

now i get to spend all weekend worrying that my grandma isnt gonna give it the care that I would... *knowing* that she wont... all I hope is that it'll be good enough...
I might have to stop by over the weekend and check up on it... the hole in its leg seemed to be... filling in a little... though it was just so huge (comparatively anyway... the kitten is only... I dont know. old enough that it *can* eat on its own but young ewnough that it would still be nursing... and the wound in its leg is about the size of a dime... though not perfectly round... and deep enough that its through to the bone and a little past in some parts... something like if you had a wound the size of a softball in your leg I guess. and just as far in... poor baby...)
so I cant really tell too well what its doing... so i just kept flushing it with Silver, giveing it more internally, and washing its eyes with it... and I bandaged up the wound... had steve stop at petsmart on the way to my house and get some kitten formula... it was really eating well though today... tuna, salmon, hot dog... it really seemed to like the hotdog... tore right in...
it doesnt always eat by itself though... you have to put the food right up to its face and then it just eats and eats and eats... thats another thing I worry is that my grandma wont sit and feed it that way... shes just gonna have to though dammit. shes gonna have to give it the formula with a dropper anyway... must stop worrying about it too much... not gonna do any good...

went to look at mars tonight through a telescope... it was.... a jiggly dot. with some subtle details that you could see if you looked hard. still kinda neat though.
I think I'm gonna go to bed soon. pretty tired anyway...
forget me nots

Sunday stuff- more maggot problems

from email...

stopped at my house on the way to the wedding... and at first I was so worried (bleah I've been worried this whole time) cause the cage was all apart and I asked my grandma if it had died and she said oh no I just put it in the box in the garage cause i needed to clean the cage and the kitchen... so I went and brought it in from outside so I could change its leg bandage... and its definitely a ltitle heavier... I mean you can still feel just bones all over when you pick it up but before they were grinding together... some of that is probably because I've gotten it a little better hydrated... part of it also how much its been eating...

anyway so I wiped it down a little bit with a cloth... poor thing has a very sore butt too. and I wiped its eyes with a cotton ball soaked in silver and i gave it some more orally... and then I took off the bandage.. looked a little icky... little bit of drainage that had soaked into the cotton I had... and when I took the bandage off I saw one single maggot fall out onto the counter. and thats what really really worries me... cuase I dont know where it came from... cause the wound still looks good and theres nothing in it that I can see... so I dont know about that. cause it was a big fat one.
and in that little bit of time that it was in the garage it already had more eggs on it. but they were easy enough to get off... so I did that. and changed the bandage... and my grandma has been still feeding it fish and hot dogs... and I guess it was really enjoying some formula mixed with some tuna... so thats good. I'm glad it has kept a good appetite. I'm just worried that it has more maggots somewhere that I havent been able to see... I just have been trying not to get my hopes up...

we're going to go back to my house to check on it tomorrow too... and if its still kickin on tuesday I'm just gonna take the poor little thing to the vet. can't really afford it... but it needs to go. and I'll feel so much better if I have a doctor to tell me something