Oh my God! Furball had a stroke today. (He has Polcystic Kidney Disease and Chronic Renal Failure.) He started walking awkwardly, falling over and unable to move properly, and we took him to an emergency vet. She said he had a stroke, probably caused by his high blood pressure, and that he should recover fully within 24-72 hours. But when we brought him home, a couple of hours later, he seems to be much worse. He's unable to move at all, just a little kick of his leg is all, and he can't stand on his own, he can hardly stand with our help. Also, his eyes were going up and down and up and down and... We called the emergency vet back, and she said that it might be nystagnuf (this is not spelled correctly), which basically means that he might have something wrong with his brain. She said he needed a CAT scan and an MRI to find out, and she gave us the emergency number for the university vet school that is one hour away from us. We called them up, and they said it would be a day, probably two, before they could get him in for the CAT and MRI. We don't know what to do. Please, anyone, if you know anything that could help us, PLEASE! I'm at a loss as to what to do, and I am scared to death. I keep praying that he will recover fully in just a day or two...but I am scared to death it may be more serious. PLEASE HELP!
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5/16/04 at 4:33pm