Double bill – pics and video, Day 5!

Eva gained another quarter of an ounce, up to 4.25 oz (4.3 oz after she ate!). By my math, that’s the equivalent of a 100 pound person gaining 6.25 pounds in 24 hours. We’re very gradually increasing the amount of milk she gets at each feeding, and after yelling briefly when the milk is gone, she settles right down to sleep when she’s back in her bed. I’d be happier with a little more by way of bowel movements, but she’s urinating at every feeding, her abdomen doesn’t feel distended (except right after a meal! ) and she shows no…

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2 Eva videos!

Have fun watching the little cutie, and please try to ignore the less-cute human (me) in the background. LOL Oh, and feel free to leave comments or vote on YouTube too, if you like. Maybe Eva will get seen by even more people — and the more who see her, the better her chances of getting an awesome forever home! (Maybe people out of Eva’s reach might even decide to foster, or to adopt from a shelter? Who knows?) Click on the videos to go to the pages of the individual videos on YouTube. Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Hungry Eva!

Eva’s growing! She weighed in today at 4 oz even. Not surprising, given how insatiable her appetite is! I forgot to mention this morning: last night, just after I showered, it was time to feed Eva. Even though I was dry, Eva refused to have anything at all to do with me – would not eat, would not stop crying. Sean had to feed her. It certainly wasn’t that she wasn’t hungry, so I assume it was a scent thing. She was fine at her next meal, ate for me with no problem — maybe I smelled more like me…

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More Eva Pics!

We’ve made a slight shift to Eva’s schedule. Feedings every two hours meant that she wasn’t getting enough milk to satisfy her each time, and we were having to wake her up after less than 90 minutes of sleep at a time. We’ve gone to every three hours. She gets the same total amount of milk per day, but she gets enough that she settles down to sleep with her plushies pretty quickly instead of yelling for a few minutes first. Each feeding takes longer, so she still gets lots of cuddle time. It also means I can get a…

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Sad news and good news

The sad news is… the little boy, who was the smaller and weaker of the two, died sometime between 5 and 7 am this morning. He was curled up next to his sister, in their cozy heated nest. Other than needing to be coaxed into eating, and being more inclined to sleep, he showed no signs of distress or discomfort. It looks like he simply fell asleep and that was it. Not even 72 hours in this world. Yes, I cried… of course I did, even though he was only in our care for about half his tiny life. I…

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Say hi to the orange twins!

So. Monday March 16, I’m in class at the local Humane Society, and a partner and I are giving a big gentle teddybear of a black cat (recently no-longer-a-tomcat). And one of the staff come in, with two tiny, and I mean TINY, orange bodies cupped in her hands on a facecloth. Orphaned babies, she tells us, only a little over 24 hours old, and they desperately need a foster home to have any chance of survival. Well, my classmates all came over to see, but no one looked like they really thought they could. Being me… I offered to…

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