Thank you for your suggestions & thoughts. I called my vet & they said they could give me a reduced rate, 10% off, which isn't much. lus I guess I am hesitant because I took one of my dogs in who had become sick overnight with a lot of vomiting, so they kept him overnight to give him fluids and antibiotics, and he died in the middle of the night, all alone in that strange place, and it haunts me to this day, 5 yrs later. :-( (I'm a very emotional person..)
And there really are no feral cat rescues in this area, otherwise they would be loaded to the gills & honestly at this point I don't think there would be much that they could do that I'm not already doing here, we are getting some of the kitten milk you mentioned Guardian since she has been readily drinking the diluted milk I've been giving her all day.
She's been very alert and watching everything I do, and purring to beat the band! Do cats purr if they are in pain? Because she doesn't seem to be in any kind of pain, even when I move her front paws, and one twitched a bit, but I don't think she was controlling it. However, it does make me think that there is still some possible function if the nerves are still working...or am I totally off base and just doing wishful thinking? :oops:
I am putting some signs up around the area to see if anyone has lost their kitty just in case it's not feral. Altho, I would hope if it was someone's baby that it wouldn't be as skinny as the poor thing is.
And now I am asking for a bit of healing energy for this little kitty, she seems kind of special for some reason.
And I really do believe she has a chance to make it!
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."