We pulled the Munchkins from the same shelter as Rose on July 31, 2017. I really did not intend to go to the shelter and come home with a pregnant cat AND six kittens, but… the Munchkins were in the cage next to the Rose, only 4-5 weeks old and their mom was pulled by another rescue. They were looking at me through the cage bars and meowing their sad little meows and… well, what was I supposed to do?
About a week after we pulled the Munchkins, Tiny aspired fluid into his lungs and was struggling to breathe. As soon as we noticed, we brought him to the vet for oxygen. He survived the first 24 hours, the vet was hopeful, we thought the critical period had passed. After we got him home from the vet, he tanked and was just limp and crying in pain as we raced him to the emergency clinic. They tried, but there was very little hope at that point and I’m glad they were able to end his suffering. The tribute to Tiny is here.
The rest of the Munchkins are slowly gaining weight. Shorty’s showing some signs of coughing and raspy breathing, so we are keeping a close eye on him and giving him antibiotics. Currently they have terrible mystery diarrhea and are a hot mess (especially that little Teeny). I’m showering their food with probiotics, so hopefully they will slowly get back on course and start feeling better.
UPDATE: After several rounds of antibiotics over the course of 6 months, the Munchkins finally got better! Shorty went on trial on January 20, 2018. He quickly became buddies with the other cat in the home, so his adoption was finalized two weeks later. Pip and Half-Pint were adopted together on January 31, 2018. Teeny and Mini were adopted two days later, on February 2.