Thanks so much for all your kind words guys- mom is doing really great now, eating a lot, still not quite back to normal in terms of elimination (that's all the details ill give on that
but putting weight on and much livlier! I picked her up the other night and she purred, which she hadn't been doing since the kittens were gone. I expect her to recover completely, and once she has she will be spayed.
It hasnt been easy, thats for sure, but it has been a learning experience. I myself am doing better also, especially now knowing mom is going to be ok, and all of you have been, as always, a terrific sounding board and source of support, and I thank you.