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I had two of my ferral rescues spayed and neuterd two days ago. When I brought them home the male seemed fine, but the female was not walking very well(back legs). We thought perhaps she was just extra sore and put her in a quite spot and kept checking her.She did eat when food was brought to her,and she tried to walk around , but I could tell something wasn't right. The next morning(yesterday) her back legs seemed worse.She was showing signs of feeling in them but the seemed to cool to the touch. She then started to get really vocal, and would only calm down if I held her. I rushed her to the vet where they determined she no longer had any pain reaction in her rear legs and that she was now blind. She was in alot of pain and the best I could do for her was to put her to sleep. I was so heartbroken. Has anyone every heard of such a thing?
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What??? omg! Was she fine before you had her spayed?? I would talk to the people that spayed her. That is so sad, I'm sorry.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Your kitty most likely had a saddle thrombus causing her to lose sensation. They are more common in cats with heart disease, like Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. It's quite possible your kitty had underlying heart disease that neither you nor the vets were aware of. Saddle Thrombosis is kind of like a stroke, in that a blood clot blocks blood flow to one or more body parts, usually the hindquarters. It happens very quickly too. Here are some links to more information:

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The articles were very informative! Little Girl seemed to be a healthy active kitten before the surgery, but after reading the articles, it appears there may have been a hidden condition. It makes the quick decision I had to make a little easier knowing it was the best thing to do for her.Thank You for your response!
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