The original posting on the sick feral kitten was just over a month ago: I found a sick little feral kitten lying around, too ill to run away. I took it back to my car, warmed it up, gave it flea treatment and some kitten milk. Then I had to return it to the feral colony. The story of the kitten with photos is here.
I tried to keep an eye out for this kitten. It showed up at most feedings but was still moving slow and looking sickly.
A couple of weeks after this, my sister informed me that she saw a kitten in the same area that wasn't moving at all. I knew it must be the same sick kitty....
Poor thing. I found it and retrieved it once again. I warmed it up and gave it another flea treatment and some milk.
This time, against my better judgment (and against self-interest). I took it home.
The kitten got a bath and more milk, and a vet appointment. At her appointment we discovered that she had roundworms (very common with feral kittens) and an infection. She got treatments for both.
Here she is today...
Not a very good picture, but I can tell you that she's feeling much better now. Go back to the original post to see how bad she once looked. She's alive!
For the first time - just yesterday - she ran! Running, more like scampering really, is a big accomplishment considering how ill she was. In between my final rescue and now, she mostly just slept; too sick to do anything else.
And for the first time today, she tried to play a wrestling-bitey game with my hand. She purred and she played.
Formerly terrified of humans, she's now in love with people. She's sweet and full of personality. Now I have to give her a name and just hope I can find a good home for her.