Before we go too far, let's start with this: everyone is FINE!!!
However, last Wednesday, Anastasia started acting like she wasn't hungry. Thursday she didn't eat anything, Friday ate a couple of bites. Mom contacted the rescue and took her and the kittens over Friday evening. Anastasia got fluids and a good looking over. Mom took home some meds along with a bottle and formula to supplement the kittens (oh joy).
With the adoption event this past weekend, mom made arrangements to drop Anastasia and the kittens back at the rescue on Saturday morning. They would get looked at again and at least someone would be able to monitor them during the day.
Friday night was....long. Mom worried and didn't get much sleep. Anastasia was cranky and didn't want anything to do with the kittens. The kittens wanted less than nothing to do with the bottle thank-you-very-much. Luckily they were still bright and alert and active by Saturday morning.
Mom dropped them all off and close to the end of the day sent a text to see if she was picking the family back up or what. Well, turns out they tried removing the kittens to see what Anastasia did when she was alone. She immediately started eating and acting like the sweet cat mom took home a week ago. Based on that, the kittens went to a bottle feeder and Anastasia will get spayed and moved to the adoption floor. She came to the rescue after her owner passed away. She was home, then at the rescue then with us and mom thinks the stress of all that along with having kittens was just too much for her. No worries Anastasia - we understand and you and the babies are in good hands.
We will keep you posted if/when we learn more about them, but for now, they aren't with us. Fostering is about remembering that no matter how attached we get, change is necessary some times for the best thing for the animals.