Masitits in Queen, cabbage among treatment
About 3 weeks ago some worthless and selfish good for nothing person dropped a pregnant cat at my house. (the 2nd in 5 yrs) off at our house. she birthed 7 kittens on 5/13 (pictures can be seen by clicking the LINK below ) Well one was still born but we have 6 healthy little ones.
Baby Mama (since the vet said she was a baby herself) is so amazing, and she must have had mastitis developing but showed no signs. The kittens never missed a meal, she was so attentive. Wednesday night 5/19 about 6pm she had diarrhea, again at 7:30 and vomit at 8:30. she was by herself (this cat never left us or her kittens from the day we got her)she was very disoriented and in agony. I took her to the vet ER at about 10pm that night, they said her temp was 106.5 (later they said it spiked to 107.5) and the normal is 101.5. She was anesthetized and cathed for an IV, she was on fluids for 24 hours, the kittens, I had brought them into the clinic about 11pm and they stayed there too. She is on AMOX (2x a day for 10 days @ home)and a pain med (gave her last dose tonight, the kittens get so sleepy from it they pass out)and she never ceased nursing or caring for them. She would be in so much pain her tongue would be sticking out as if she was biting it but never for a second did she neglect the little ones. Treatment was also Cabbage leaves on the infected teats. I have heard it works, and I cannot believe how fast the teat softened compared to the similar cases I have read about.
There has been a bit of bleeding I think is from the teat, there is no wounds and when I compress the teat for cabbage treatment I saw dried blood on the towel. Called the vet and she said bleeding somewhat is OK. I just wanted to know if anyone has any stories of their mastitis in their Queens, and how long it lasted and their treatment fails/successes. I am nervous to make sure I do this right, the vet bill was over 700 dollars, and that is before I have to spay/neuter her and the babes. We will keep Baby Mama, and I want her to have a long and healthy life so I am worried she will have another inflammation. Thanks!!
Nervous cat grandmother of 6, now mother to 7 adult cats and 2 dogs.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of Baby Mama and kittens