a couple days ago i woke up and my cat (11 years old) was having trouble walking, and it seemed like her rear left leg wasnt working properly. I was really worried that she might have broken it, but she didnt seem to be in pain, even when i touch her leg, she just seemed scared. Usually she runs away from people when they go near her, and she never lets anyone pick her up, but she was so weak that all she did was mew a couple times and then stop. I needed to get to school, so i told my dad to take her to the vet and i left her wrapped up in a blanket. while i was at school, my dad called me and told me he couldnt find her, but then later called me and told me that he found her hiding under a table and she wasnt eating or drinking anything. When school was over, my best friend (as usual) drove me home and he came inside and we checked on the cat, who was now hidng under my bed (she sumhow made it upstairs. My friends looked at her and said that she looked really bad, and that we needed to get her to a vet right away, so i wrapped her in a sweatshirt and we got in his car and sped to a vet. We went in and told them we had an emergency, and they took us and gave her a check up. They said that they couldnt find anything wrong with her, but her blood pressure was a little low and she was a little bit dehydrated (which made sense, because she wasnt drinking all day). They said their best guess was that it was a stroke, and they recommended letter her stay overnight. My dad said she could stay overnight, but he didnt want to pay for any blood tests or anything (he's not a very big animal lover at all). He picked her up the next day while i was at school after spending the night, and my friend and i called the vet on our way to my house to ask her how she was. The vet said they didnt have any results, because my dad didnt want them to do anything, which pissed me off. They told me to give her pedialyte to keep her hydrated, but she wasnt eating or drinking anyway. When we got home, i found my cat laying on the floor, weak as before. We picked her up and tried to give her pedialyte using a syringe. She was slow to take it, and it took me a while to get her to drink it, and she only took a few drops. I also tried giving her some food, which she just nibbles at once and dint eat. I felt like she was going to die that night, and i slept near her. Last night i woke up a few times and found her in different spots, first on the other side of the couch she was sleeping on, then down the basement, then opn the floor near me (each time i carried her back to the couch.) I thought this was a good sign, because she was moving around and walking a little bit. Today after school i went to my cat and gave her sum pedialyte, which she seemed to drink down a lot easier, only missing a few drops, so i thought she was doing better and would probably be ok. she also started mewing at me, and i guessed that she wanted food, so i gave her sum and she ate some of it (about a little less than half a can). I thought she was doing a lot better and would be fine. Some other things i noticed was that she smelled kind of strange, which i thought smelled kind of like the grape pedialyte. One thing that scared me today was that i was lying down and watching her, and her eyes moved in opposite directions outward, until i could only see the whites of her eyes. I jumped up, scared, and she quickly returned to normal. A couple times i saw her eyes seem like they were drifting, but not quite. She's been trying to walk around and run away from me, and is started to get mad again when i pick her up. I held her while she walked around for a little bit, and the whole time she seemed like she was trying to get away from me, which i thought meant she was returning to her normal self. The only things that are strange right now to me, and dont seems like shes improving, are that she has a bit of a funny smell and her eyes are slightly drifting to the sides once in a while (i think, but not sure if shes still doing it. anyway, i read sum stuff on the internet and from all of the information i got, it seemed like she was not improving and that she may be dying at any time. Im really scared. Can someone please give me some information/advice, or tell me wat is going on?
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11/10/06 at 5:29pm