Frisco is a domestic kiten, born in September 2000. A couple of weeks before Christmas, we came home to discover that he was having problems walking and he wouldn't eat. We took him to the emergency clinic, but they couldn't help, he got weaker and more listless over the weekend. On Monday we took him to the vet who thought he might have some kind of meningitis. He treated him with prednisone, and after about 2 weeks, Frisco was able to walk and control his bladder. He came home and continued to improve (although he still was quite unsteady walking). But after a month, he had a relapse. He was worse than the first time. Now, after 2 weeks in the pet hospital, he still can't use his back legs to walk, although he still has feeling in them and pulls them away when we pull on his back legs. He can't control his bladder, but he does control his bowels. Two of the other three kittens from the litter have died from a similar ailment. Do you have any idea what might be the problem. My wife and I and the vet hate to give up on him, because he is so alert and bright, and he is fighting so hard. Please help us if you can. Sorry for the long post, but I thought you should have the full details. Thanks.
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2/7/01 at 5:43pm