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Hi this is Dr. Hill. Mere sounds like she has an upper respiratory tract infection. It is great that she is on antibiotics. She is likely breathing through her mouth because her nose is congested. You should take a warm, wet wash cloth and wipe her nostrils every few hours. You can put her in a small bathroom and steam the room up with a hot shower to help moisturize her airway. The good news is that she is eating! Make sure that you are stimulating her to urinate/defecate after each feeding by taking a warm, wet cotton ball and gently rubbing it over her genitals. She should urinate after each feeding and have a bowel movement at least every few feedings. Sounds like she is is good hands. Hope Mere is on the mend.
It is exhausting fostering such a young kitten. You are doing a great job and the reward will be when she is running around and eating solid food. You are absolutely correct about the viral component. Almost all upper respiratory infections start out viral and get a secondary bacterial infection, hence the antibiotics. Hang in there and take care. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Your welcome and thank you for being a foster mom!!!
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