Look carefully in the bottom left and you will see that Mom is close by. There are actually three litters combined in this area and therefore three Moms who are ready to tear me to pieces if I dare touch their kitten without their approval. I've actually brought in four already, and watching another that I brought in to clean her eyes and give her antibiotics. She actually comes out to greet me when she hears my voice, so I let her stay with Mom and give her antibiotics out there.
A fifth one who has an affliction called "swimmer" legs came in yesterday. I would guess her to be 3-4 weeks old and have not seen her before, but her Mom had been taking good care of her. She has a fat little tummy and clear eyes, but swimmer legs means she can't use her back legs and walks more like a frog. Sooner or later she will be abandoned or worse, so when Mom let me see her yesterday, I knew there was no choice for me but to bring her in.
She is alert, friendly and starting to play so we have high hopes for her. We had another kitten with one turned leg develop full use of that leg and was eventually adopted by one of our visiting nurses. She now lives in the Chattanooga area and is doing well according to her adoptive Mother.
This one has some muscle tone and can actually get her legs under her briefly so we have hopes she will have a full life. We are going to try a make-shift harness to bring the legs in for a few hours a day. If we can sweet talk our vet, maybe we can get an Xray to see if the problem is structural or muscular. If it is her skeleton there may not be much more we can do, but checking the internet shows us that they can grow to otherwise healthy, loving companions even without the use of the back legs.
I am going to try to see if we can insert a video but if not, we have a picture (what a surprise, huh?)