I have family visiting from Ohio so we were at my parent's house to see them this evening. We were there till it was about time for the kids to go to bed and get home to feed the animals. When I got out of the truck I heard a faint mewing. I do feed a tom cat on the front porch right now who'd recently taken up residence here. I can't turn away a hungry feline. Anyway, I called to the kitty and then spotted it on the porch trotting towards me. A little dark gray kitten, wet from the rain and lost. I of course scooped it up and carried it in the house, which was about the time I smelled a bad stink on the kitty. I took it to the tub and washed it quickly. Dried it off good and turned it loose again. Few minutes later I'd picked it up and felt grit on its neck so I suspected fleas. Looked and found the stink again and the source of it. A nasty hole which was oozing puss. So my husband held the kitty while I flushed it and poured proxide on it a few times. Then I flushed it with penicillin and have put it in a crate for the night. What I'd like to know is the dosage of penicillin to medicate it myself. I don't want to have to take it to the vet if I don't have to. I have dealt many times with homeless cats and have rehomed many and kept the rest. Our cat numbers have actually gone down with the loss of one of our foster cats this year, but I hadn't intended to have another anytime soon. (We have 4 inside cats) and the tom outside. All of my cats have been rescues. Some have even found me. I do have a very soft spot for cats too. So I'd like to take care of it myself and possibly just let it live here with us inside and have it spayed in due time. My daughter is already trying to name her and wants to keep her of course. If I can't do it myself then she'll likely have to go to the vet. Seems all my trips to the vet lately have resulted badly. Last few times have been to end up euthanizing a pet and its heartbreaking. Anyway, I'll try to get some pictures of the baby soon.