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Cat Stroke?

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Hi all,

I have a question, any ideas would be sincerely appreciated! I have three cats, one cat iis 23 years old, and two others who are sisters, both 12 years old. All of them were fine until last week. Last week I woke up and noticed my cat was having problems, her rear legs didn't seem to be working properly. She couldn't get down from the couch and when she did she practically fell over. No appetite, and hid in the closet which is unusual for her. Her rear legs were completely splayed when she tried to walk. It was painful to watch. Of course, bad things only happen on weekends and the vet was closed. I hoped she would get better, but by Monday she was worse. She literally could only walk a few steps before she had to lay down, I assume becuase of her lack of balance.

So I took her to the vet on Monday. Vet put her on the floor and she was hugging the wall and listing to the right. She could barely walk. He suggested possibly a brain tumor, but ruled out heart problems as her heart sounded strong. Said she was dehydrated so he gave her nutrition and fluids intraveniously. Took blood. Sent me home with her and said I should call the next day. So the next morning she sharts eating again. Ravenously. And miraculously her legs get about 50% better. Then the next day about 40% better. Now she is perfect again, it's like it never happened. Eats like a horse. Runs, plays and purrs. Vet can't believe it when I told him on the telephone, he said her blood was fine.

Could she have had a stroke? Should I take her back to the vet for anti-seizure medicine? Any other ideas? This is the weirdest thing I have ever seen. I really thought she was dying, I felt terrible.
post #2 of 3
It's possible it was a blood clot that was some how able to dissolve on its own (though that's just a guess). I'm just glad she recovered.
post #3 of 3
Me too. Nothing scares you half to death like having something like this happen to your baby.

Keep an eye on her. Happy headbuts and glad you feel better licks from KittenKiya's Clan.
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