April 3, 2008

Meet Miracle Boy!!!

Author: Momma

It was a very emotional day yesterday so I didn't get a chance to update the good news! After about 6 hours from the death of the two kittens, Belle decided to have one more kitten!! And this one seems to be doing well. He's all black with a tiny little bit of maybe 4 white hairs on the tip of his tail. He's about 24 hours old and has a very very loud voice! He lets Belle know when he's hungry and when he's cold.
Belle still insisted on trying to bring the kitten into the litterbox and I just didn't think it was a very sanitary or good place to nurse him. So I took him out of the litterbox and in with some towels. Belle instantly went and got him and put him back in the litterbox! So I took the lid off the litterbox, and put it on top of the towels. That seems to be what she wanted. She wanted a roof over her and the baby!

I am concerned though as its been 24 hours since the birth of her last baby and she still has some discharge. I don't remember this with the other momma cats I've fostered. Should I take her into the vet? She doesn't seem to be in any physical discomfort, but its still gross and not very hygenic I would think.


  1. Congratulations on the little miracle baby boy! And I'm glad you figured out what mommiecat wanted when she kept going into the litterbox. Maybe you can call your vet and describe the symptoms and see if you should bring mamma in.

  2. Ooh wow you have a little boy! I think he should have the name "Lucky", "Miracle" or something like that! This giving birth to one or two further kittens some time hours later is not uncommon. As for the discharge it'll go on for about a week, it'll be more "blobby" just after she nurses little Lucky as her ladygarden is contracting back to it's normal size at this time due to the hormones released during nursing! This means that Belle will get her pre preggy figure back in just about 5-10 days! :) Your Momma's smart to have put the litter box roof over the towelling bed, many mommacats like that sort of thing... Just make sure little lucky stays warm and gains 5-10g approx a day and he'll do just fine! :)

    I'm so happy for Belle, Lucky's one cute kitten! :)


  3. What a wonderful surprise to help ease the pain of losing the other three kittens. :)