Our little girl really doesn't like getting meds and, of course, J2 need to treat her very gently. She lets Joy pick her up and she and Jim work in concert to pry a slight gap to get the dropper in. So far no injuries to any party! ;-) Whiskey had been running a slight temp, but Joy reports that's come down with the meds. Today we had cool ears (also one of my "non-invasive" methods of telling).
Jim is checked out on dosing Tango by himself. A scruff grab... and as soon as Tango hisses (and he does, every time) in goes the medicine. Actually, Mr. Tango still hisses about everything, but then allows interaction. He's got a carrier in his crate as a "get away" spot but generally accepts petting.
Joy shared a little more about the babies' birth today. They were full term - in fact, quite big. The first kitten was malformed, which is why he stuck in the birth canal. The C-section was quite tricky. Doc Young was surprised Whiskey's uterus didn't rupture. The other three completely filled it and it was tricky getting them out. The babies were aspirated several times, and kept warm but did not breathe on their own. After the initial efforts, three of the lady vet techs carried the babies in...ummmm... "nature's warmer" so they could continually work on their breathing while keeping them cozy.
Sadly, it wasn't enough. At least Whiskey's babies knew warmth and love to the end. We are all so sad and Joy and Jim are deciding on names for the kittens. They will be laid to rest with their other pets and they are looking into an appropriate marker.