Later in the afternoon when I came by to give my darlings a cuddle and a snack, Bombay was still nowhere to be seen. I found him lying quietly inside his carrier. Still thinking nothing was amiss, I played with Callas and even tilted the carrier left and right to get Bombay to come out to play. But he wouldn't budge.
So I went to get the snacks and put them into the kittens' food bowl. Callas came to eat. But Bombay remained in the carrier. I knew then that something was wrong. Bombay is the greediest kitten I know. He will always come running where food can be found.
I quickly bent down and pulled Bombay gently out of the carrier. I noticed that he was moving very sluggishly and barely made it into the litterbox. I thought that he might have pulled a muscle playing a little too rough with Callas and stood by to observe some more. He seemed to be stretching normally, just in super slo-mo, and he even scratched a little on the scratching post without showing any signs of pain or discomfort. Then he went back to lie down again and wouldn't move anymore.
So I got up and cradled my baby and he slept on me for a while. But during his nap, I noticed that he shivered quite a bit. He felt warm and his nose was drier than normal. I think he may have a fever.
I've made an appointment for Bombay to see the vet later this evening. My guess is it isn't anything too serious. It could just be the stress from the weekend's adoption drive... or he might have picked up a virus there. I've tried to make Bombay as comfy as possible. He has chosen the warmest spot in the kitchen - the bottom of my refridgerator where the vent lets out warm air.
I'll keep all of you posted on Bombay's condition. Until then... we'll let Bombay rest.