My cat Mama is having some problems that have both the vet and me completely confused and frustrated. For the past couple of weeks she has had problems walking. The first time this happened she stopped walking, her lymph nodes in her rear legs got swollen, layed on the bed all day, and her fever went over 104. We ran blood tests and everything was within normal range. So we started her on antibiotics and within a 36 hours she was walking like normal. I kept her on antibiotics for about 7 days and as soon as we stopped the antibiotics, she started lossing the ability to walk again. This time she didn't get a fever, but her lymp nodes were still swollen. I started another round of antibiotics but this time did a full 10 day course. Then, about 2 days later she started having trouble walking again! The vet thinks that it might be an injury in her leg, like an injured ACL but that doesn't explain why her lymph nodes are swelling. He said that he could remove the lymph nodes and see if that could be the problem, but she has a severe heart murmur so that would be a high-risk procedure. Any suggestions would be helpful!
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11/5/06 at 11:34am