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Hi, this is Dr. Sara, I am sorry to hear about the kittens. It is possible she is still in labor, or going back into labor. Cats can be bred by multiple males when they are in heat and because of this, kittens can be born at different times. Is she eating and drinking normally? Will she let you palpate her abdomen to see if you can feel any kittens?
The not eating is the concerning part... I wonder if she is developing an infection. Also could have a kitten stuck in the birth canal. Does she seem to be pushing at all?
So the possibilities of what could be going on include a uterine infection, mastitis(infected mammary gland), Kitten(small) stuck in birth canal. Could also be electrolyte imbalances or dehydration. I am not sure if it is possible for you to take her to a 24hr emergency vet but that would be the best. She probably needs an x-ray and bloodwork. If this is not an option, we will do what we can for tonight. Please let me know ASAP
Where are you located?
Let's see what you have at home. We need to keep her hydrated and get some food into her. Also, by chance do you have any antibiotics around the house from a pet or person?
Are you still there?
It looks like there are 2 emergency hospitals. Palmetto Regional Emergency Hospital and Animal Emergency Hospital of the Strand. I don't know if either of these places are close to you but they both see emergencies. If you can't get there, we'll do our best. The Augmentin, she could have 1ml. Then I would try to get some either wet cat food into her or jars of baby food work good for sick cats too. The Stage 1 meats are the best...like chicken, beef, lamb. I also don't know if you are near a grocery store.
Excellent, we'll do our best tonight and then you can get her to her vet in the am. So, 1ml is about 1/4 teaspoon, water will be better than the pedialyte(that may cause diarrhea, then she'll be more dehydrated). And see if you can get a couple jars of baby food. You may need to force feed a little. Also, they seem to like if it's heated a little.. just test the temp with your finger because baby food gets hot really quickly.
Please do, good luck with Miracle, I hope all goes well.