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Hi Christine - Thanks for checking in. Unfortunately the kittens aren't showing any signs of improvement, but again ... not getting worse. I contacted their rescuers and found that they are having the worst URI infection among that same colony that they've ever encountered. They have taken them to two vets ... first had them on Clavamox without success, and the one they saw yesterday put them on Amoxicillin (I thought that was what Clavamox was ...) at 50mg/1xday for 2 weeks. It seems to be rather difficult to acquire these meds without a prescription and our vet quoted us $150 +/- to see both and for meds. I have a number of animal rescuer friends, so have put the word out to them for any Amoxicillin they might have on hand. I thought I had some leftover from one of my children, having been bumped up to something stronger, but I must have recently thrown that out. Figures! Anyway, I'm trying to be patient and continue to be encouraged by their level of food intake and hearty playtime! They just had a vigorous two hours of roughhousing --- definitely a good sign!
Thanks so much for checking in ... I'm hopeful we'll have healthy kittens by 2 weeks time. I think these URIs might be a part of our regular care, as I'm guessing chances are good this is Feline Herpes. :( not ideal but at least we're getting practice at caring for them!!
I hope you're someplace warm!!