Theo came to me early last year on/around September 5th. He was pulled from the streets where the rescue I foster through friend found him. He was fed cows milk for 2-3 days before Lora got him. I couldn’t resist and asked if I could take him on. She happily agreed as bottle babies are sometimes hard for her to take on when she has so many other babies to care for. I didn’t have him long before he started to get sick. He wasn’t eating well, he was dehydrated etc. I haven’t taken care of super sick babies like that so I contacted Lora again and told her he was sick. It was later that night we met her in the next town over to hand him back. He only got worse. His eating habits lessened more and more to where he was barely eating a tablespoon of food. And sadly he only lived for a few short weeks.
I know you shouldn’t get attached like I do to babies, but I can’t help it and I am always attaching myself more then I should. Theo meant so much to me. I love him more then he ever knew. If he had made it through his bout of sickness I wanted to adopt him. I really bonded with the little dude. But my parents probably would have said no anyways.
Theo was an amazing baby though he was young he had a lot of spunk. He was very loud as well. He let me know when it was breakfast, lunch or dinner time lol. Gracefully he let me sleep through the night and i could feed him at 12am-2am and hed not wake me until 8-9pm the following morning. Bottle babies are alot of fun but alot of work. They require around the clock care fed every 3-4 hours but I go longer at night and they are fine with it, I only feed sooner if they’re really young like 1-2 weeks old. But I usually get babies atleast 2 &1/2 weeks -3 weeks or older. Theo was very attached to us he demanded cuddles as soon as he was done feeding. If/when he started getting fussy we knew it was time to stimulate him to go potty.
found by /25444138
on october 31st, 2019