It’s been a very unproductive day for me, I was awoken at around 6am in the morning because Thyl wanted to enter my room. So I let her in and she jumped on my bed. I noticed that her breathing was a little fast, and she seemed uncomfortable. She was pressing herself very close to me, almost like she was in pain, and then she started “digging” and scratching next to me. So I knew she was about to give birth.
I placed her on the box that I had prepared for her and she stayed there. She spent hours pushing, this was until around 2pm when I finally saw something like a paw or a leg sticking out of her. I went to cook, and when I came back she was still trying to push it out. At around 4pm I started panicking. Her contractions didn’t seem that strong anymore, and she was also napping at some point. Then she’d walk around and act normal, almost like there was no kitten trying to get out. That’s when we really felt like it was over for that kitten. We tried to contact our friends with transports and also those who knew the number of the vet. Both mobile numbers were non-existent, and the nobody was picking up the fixed landline.
So Div and I took matters in our own hands and decided that we will attempt to pull the kitten out. I’m a bit squirmish so I held Thyl’s upper body and head while Div held one leg and tried to pull the kitten out with another. Thyl struggled and was meowing very loudly, she even tried to bite once or twice. Perhaps she felt betrayed. The look in her eyes at this point was one of indifference and unconcern.
It is past 6:30pm and Div finally got one of her friends to bring Thyl directly to the vet, although we’re not certain whether or not it is open, it being an IOIG weekend of all days.
We’re pretty sure the kitten is dead already, especially because it’s been semi out for hours and it refused to come out even if we tried our best to pull it out. I think it was a female kitten and calico.
This was supposed to be a good day. I thought we’d have her whole liter by now. We even have their names picked out: Cuddles for stripes, Bubbles for any patches and Cotton for a uniform colour or very few patches and mainly white (like Thyl’s colour).
I’m really tired. Thyl must be completely exhausted too…if I am, I’m guessing she’s completely wiped out.