We had a stray cat show up at the farm a few months back and, no surprise, she was pregnant. She had the babies in the garage and has really turned into a tolerant sweetheart w/ us. 5 weeks ago she had 6 babies- all survived. 2 black tabbies and 4 grey tabbies. All babies have been in good health despite some eye gunk early on. The kittens have taken an interest in mama's wet cat food and we've been providing kitten chow for about a week now. Mama has been very reluctant to nurse for several days- the babies have to chase her and crrrrry and she'll relent for about 5 minutes. Anyway, one of the black tabbies (Chuck) has been eating the wet food and kitty kibble really well and has not bothered chasing his mama down for milk. Yesterday, it became apparent that something is wrong with him- his fur is falling out by the handful! He was lethargic (not like him at all) and felt boney but his belly was like a hard ping pong ball. His poor butt was really inflamed as well. We got mama to nurse him exclusively for a while and that seemed to perk him up some. We gave mama cat some rare steak and she was delighted to drink all the blood from it, and Chuck was sucking on the meat too! When he finally had a bowel movement, it was clear liquid with a little bit of yellow in it and very sticky. I rubbed his belly for a long time last nite and he seemed more comfortable. We gave him a heat lamp and he slept in a pile with his brothers and sisters. He's looking a little brighter today, but still small and wobbly with weird "poop"s. Mama cat has been hiding from the babies and doesn't want to nurse them at all. About an hour ago, she vomited and had white poop. I've got a call in to our vet but it's after hours and I'm sure she's on another call since we haven't heard anything yet. Any ideas what is going on here? I was initially thinking malnourishment but I don't have a lot of cat experience. Thanks for any thoughts!