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Newborn Kittens Through The First 3 Weeks

Kittens born August 7 & 8.
Momma Mouse came down with a very bad upper respiratory infection two days before the kittens arrived. I had taken her into the Veterinary clinic today(August 11th) and came back with an oral antibiotic and a Lactated Ringers Solution which I am to give daily. Mouse is very ill with what appears to be a bad rhino virus. This is very sad turn of events because I'm told that this virus will almost certainly kill all her kittens within the next 21 days. The newborn kittens will not be able to fight off any infection either bacterial or viral until they are at least 5-6 weeks old. The Dr advised me that since the mother was shedding the virus as her kittens were born that they were already infected. In these cases there are usually no survivors and all the kittens usually succumb to pneumonia starting after two weeks. I had some thoughts of immediately separating the kittens from their mother however the Dr advises me that that will just weaken the kittens faster. What little hope their is for these kittens is that the Momma Mouse with her infection fighting immune system in high gear will pass some infection fighting ability to her newborn.
The day before
The day before
One hour before
One hour before
Momma Mouse with her 2 day old kittens
Momma Mouse with her 2 day old kittens
One day old Kitten
One day old Kitten
First contact
First contact
New born first day
New born first day
New born kitten first day
New born kitten first day
Kittens at 2 weeks old
Kittens at 2 weeks old
Kittens At 2 Days And 4 Days Old
Kittens At 2 Days And 4 Days Old
New born kittens Ping Pong
New born kittens Ping Pong
 Kittens, one female and the other a male.
Kittens, one female and the other a male.
Two day old kittens.
Two day old kittens.
Momma Mouse with her 5 kittens at day nine.
Momma Mouse with her 5 kittens at day nine.
Kittens Pong and Ping 18 days old
Kittens Pong and Ping 18 days old
Kittens eyes are opening on the 10th day.
Kittens eyes are opening on the 10th day.
One of the silver blue Kittens at 12 days old.
One of the silver blue Kittens at 12 days old.
Kittens, one female and the other a male.
Kittens, one female and the other a male.
Kittens named Ping and Pong at 2 days old.
Kittens named Ping and Pong at 2 days old.
Male Kitten named Pong at 14 days old.
Male Kitten named Pong at 14 days old.
Kitten Pang 14 days old
Kitten Pang 14 days old
Kitten named Pong at 13 days old.
Kitten named Pong at 13 days old.
Kitten Baby Pang
Kitten Baby Pang
Kitten Baby Pong
Kitten Baby Pong
At 21 days old and eyes are now fully open.
At 21 days old and eyes are now fully open.