Thank you for contacting JustAnswer with your questions. I'm sorry Ripely is so sleepy.
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-Is there anything Ripely could have eaten that she should not have?
-Has she been eating and drinking normally?
-Please do not be offended, but do you have any medications or marijuana in the house?
-Do her pupils seem to be a normal size?
-They don't seem big?
-Can you get her up and walking? May throw a toy or tempt her with some food to see if she is walking normally?
-Things that could make a kitten of her age so sleepy include:
-Low blood sugar. This is common when kittens are not eating well, have vomiting or diarrhea. It is not common when they are otherwise healthy.
-Ingesting medications or drugs. Although you do not think she could have gotten into your marijuana, I have tested patients positive for marijuana many times when they have signs of being very sleepy and wobbly when the owners were certain they could not access the marijuana.
-She could be starting to get sick. If she has been outside, she may have picked up an upper respiratory infection.
-Fever can also make kittens feel very sleepy.
-I would recommend that you continue to watch her closely. As long as she is eating and drinking well tonight and you can rouse her and get her awake, I think it is safe to monitor her.
-If she is not able to be woken, is vomiting, not eating, has diarrhea, seems very warm or is not more responsive by morning, she should be evaluated by a veterinarian.
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