Oprah update


As far as we can tell — it’s not an exact science.

  • She doesn’t have milk now! The milk from before could have been from an earlier litter (Dr. A. is pretty sure Oprah’s already had kittens). They usually have milk about a week before birth, hence the original estimate (plus that Dr. A. could feel “lumps”).
  • Now that she’s healthier and has been eating so much, it’s harder to feel them — apparently she has lots of “regular” tummy now. 😉
  • the x-rays showed probably three kittens (again, not exact and apparently she was full of poop, hampering some of the views!)
  • the skeletons don’t show up on x-rays until after 40 days, so we know she’s at least that far along. However, their skeletons weren’t super obvious — they were a little pale.
  • Dr. A. thinks they look fine. Again, impossible to tell 100% but here’s hoping.

UPDATE: if you want to see her x-ray head on over to the York Mills AH Facebook page!

We could be looking at another two weeks — or more!! So I’m calling off the “kitten watch” for now.

A very special “thank you” to Elaine and Liz, who contributed to the visit and made it even easier to say “yes” to an x-ray!



About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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7 Responses to Oprah update

  1. Ha, I had no idea what that x-ray was showing me. Best wishes to Oprah!

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  2. Katie says:

    I can now let out my breath. So happy that everything’s fine. The kids are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the kittens. No wonder Dr. A thought she was further along with her being sick and all. So glad that Oprah is over that dreaded illness. Looking forward to seeing the first pics when the babies are born!! Just so you know, no human baby yet either. Her due date is today.

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  3. Connie says:

    I’ve had a number of foster pregnant cats xray’d so I’ve seen a few of them, and my initial thought was you have more than three, but it is very hard to tell. I couldn’t pull out more than two backbones.. How exciting.. I hope everything goes well for both her and you 🙂

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