Kitten emergency...

Well today has been rather a dramatic day. The small brown girl - and it is confirmed, there are 6 girls and one boy - developed an abcess around the umbilical cord site. It was a quick dash over to the vets, where Gerard kindly saw us just before his formal consulting hours began. The abcess was lanced and was very infected. The kitten then received an antibiotic injection, and I have antibiotic drops to give her - literally one drop night and morning. We are hoping that the infection does not spread to the liver as that would mean there is nothing more that could be done for her. Hopefully we have caught it quickly enough.

I am under instructions to bathe the site regularly with warm salt water and squeeze the wound to ensure that all the infection is out (yuck!) But at least I'm at home for a few days and can keep an eye on it all.

All the rest are fine though!
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