Karma the Pregnant Stray and Kisa: Finally Found

Update posted by Mallory Meuninck On Sep 04, 2017

It's been almost one month since my parents took in Karma and then Kisa was found and returned. It has been quite a ride.

Kisa has been to the vet more times than I can remember. After her vomiting cleared up she continued to have multiples episodes a day of dry heaves/coughing. It could have been a respiratory issue or a parasite. She went on new special food and needed additional medicine, but her symptoms are finally disappearing and we are more consistently seeing the same cat we lost back in June.

As for Karma, despite just meeting us has been so friendly and trusting of us, even after her adorable kittens were born (though she did once steal a kitten while I was weighing him.) Three of the kittens will almost surely be double their birth weight today and if not today, the littlest one will follow tomorrow.

Let me introduce you to these cuties.

First born and likely only girl: Pixie (she'll look just like her Momma.)

Second born with bright orange and white markings: Kyo

Third born, dark tabby and smallest of the bunch: Zuko Heath (dad and brother both chose to name this one and decided to merge their choices.)

Fourth born, muted orange and white and biggest of the bunch: Brees

The total spend for Kisa and Karma is close to, if not already exceeded, $3,000. We appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide and are so very thankful to those who have already supported these two kitties plus kittens.

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Update posted by Mallory Meuninck On Aug 31, 2017

Just over 3 weeks after rescuing Karma she finally had 4 sweet little kittens. She was getting so big we were sure she was going to have more! :)

All 4 are feisty and healthy and their Momma did a great job.

The cuteness below speaks for itself!

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Update posted by Mallory Meuninck On Aug 19, 2017

This has been a roller coaster!

Kisa had another bout of vomiting and was taken to the vet Thursday morning, where they admitted her for the day to give IV fluids. X-Rays showed a possible blockage and her phosphorus was low which could have been due to delayed refeeding syndrome.

We got to take her home for the night with a specific feeding schedule and a follow up at 8am. They kept her all day again today; gave her more fluids, did more bloodwork and a barium X-Ray. The vet currently thinks she has gastroenteritis. Her bloodwork was normal today and the barium X-Ray showed no blockages.

Kisa is back home with some medication and hopefully will not need to go back to the vet until her 6 month follow up.

The total charge for the last two days was $1,003.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated through this campaign or directly to the vet. All of the support means a great deal to myself and my family and has really helped us maintain a positive outlook.

PS... Karma still has not had her kittens!

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Thanks so much John. Every little bit helps when you put them all together. Appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Patti Meuninck

Update posted by Aug 19

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Glad she’s doing better and was able to go back home. I donated a humble amount...wish I could help more. Glad she’s better tho’.

John Everdon

Update posted by Aug 19

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Update posted by Mallory Meuninck On Aug 16, 2017

Kisa had her follow up appointment today. It was the first time her regular vet saw her since she returned and they were in awe with her story and how well she is doing.

She is now 7.5 pounds and tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia (we are thrilled.) They didn't see anything concerning and in two weeks Kisa will be able to be on a regular feeding schedule. We are beyond amazed at her progress and so thankful to all the support we have been given.

As for Karma, she continues to grow as well but shows no noticeable signs indicating she will enter labor soon. It is our first time taking care of a pregnant kitty so our nerves are high and are praying for an easy delivery.

Please see below for details on how to donate directly to the veterinary clinics taking care of our precious cats.

Karma is being seen by Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic and can be reached at (574) 256-1871.

Kisa is being seen by Morris Animal Hospital and can be reached at (574) 271-1909.

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Update posted by Mallory Meuninck On Aug 13, 2017

Kisa had vomited several times and on Saturday seemed much more lethargic. The vet suggested we come in so dad and I spent the rest of Saturday evening and Sunday morning at the emergency vet (they were very busy that night with several heartbreaking cases. I am so grateful to the service they provide.)

Of course Kisa perked up while we were there, but we stuck the wait out. If nothing else, I wanted to see her current weight and was very pleased to see she gained a whole pound.

The vet assured us that everything else looked normal and the vomiting was likely from readjusting to a regular feeding schedule. They gave her a shot to help with the nausea and vomiting and we were on our way. So far, no more vomiting.

She has a follow up with her regular vet on Tuesday.

PS... Karma still has no kittens, but they seem to be kicking more. We have 1 vote for 4 kittens, 2 votes for 5 kittens, 1 vote for 6 kittens and 1 for 7.

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Thank you Ann! Your prayers and support are very much appreciated.

Mallory Meuninck

Posted On Aug 26, 2017

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Prayers for your girl, so glad you found her!

Ann Nichols

Backed with $10.00 On Aug 26, 2017

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Anonymous

Backed with $20.00 On Aug 22, 2017

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Anonymous

Backed with $15.00 On Aug 21, 2017

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Get well Kisa!

Mary Kleinfehn

Backed with $30.00 On Aug 19, 2017

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Angie Kindig

Backed with $10.00 On Aug 15, 2017

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Anonymous

Backed with $10.00 On Aug 14, 2017

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Thank you very much!

Mallory Meuninck

Posted On Aug 13, 2017

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Prying for a quick recovery for Kisa. Hope everything goes well for Karma and her kitties.

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Backed with $20.00 On Aug 13, 2017

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