Over time, with physical therapy, Yoda was able to run and play just like any normal kitten. But I noticed he wasn't gaining weight as much as he should have been. I also noticed an odd smell on his breath. The vet said he most likely had a kidney issue. Also, due to his size at 9 weeks, there were probably other birth defects.
An antibiotic helped Yoda and he advanced from formula to regular food. In the pictures on this page, he weighs just over a pound.
But Baby Yoda just wasn't strong enough to make it. He had a short but happy life full of love and fun. We will always miss this precious baby.
Yoda was such a blessing and I was so honored to be his foster mom. Here are a few more pictures of this special kitten.
Baby Yoda helps his foster mom wash her face before bed and he keeps her company
in his tote as she takes care of other kitties and chores.
Eleanor disapproves of Baby Yoda's smug little after-dinner gravy face.