okay, another one of my kittens fell ill and this one is really puzzling. i am so sorry that this question may be lengthy, but i want to provide every possible detail. one of my kittens developed an abscess on her head, due to an accidental mommy bite. i did take her to a different vet, a clinic designed for cats only. the vet popped it, drained it, and left it open for me to clean three times daily. well, she was doing great the first day, was more active, and walked on all four legs for the first time!! (three weeks old now...) next day at around five thirty afternoon, i cleaned her and went to work. came home around eleven, and noticed she seemed shaky. her paws were shaking almost like an old lady, and sound seemed to bother her. she cowered more, and seemed very afraid, i handled her since birth so this was very weird. i figured i may have to take her to the vet again. well, this morning, she was completely limp, breathing hard, and when i picked her up, she seemed like she was aware, for her ears turned to my voice, but she seemed to have a very hard time focusing. i took her to the vet, where even he had a hard time diagnosing. she has no fever, no signs of any trauma other then the abscess, which is healing beautifully. i asked him if the pressure of the pus may have affected her brain, but he said not possible. *was right on top of her head..next to her left ear. she is making continuous sucking motions, but has no control over that, the vet thinks it may be neurological. i have to tube feed her every two three hours now, still no improvement, although there is some resistance with only her two back legs. two front legs are completly limp as well as the rest of her body. there have been no seizures. she is sleeping most of the time, every now and then i wake her to make sure she is not comotose. i have no idea what caused this. or what happened to her. it was so sudden, and i am watching her like a hawk. i will start clavamox tonight also, twice a day. i was wondering if anyone expereienced anything like this? i looked through medical books and looked on the internet to find any similar symptoms, but can't find none. any help would be greatly appreciated, she is such a super sweet kitty. she is sepereated now from her litter, and i keep her warm with a rubber glove filled with lukewarm water. she doesn't even meow now and the vet think she actually may not be aware, although she responds to some stimuli. only with an ear twitch though, and her eyes try to adjust. her nose is warm, but symptom wise, thast is all. i will keep updated, but this is soo complex i really can't find a cause for these symptoms. thanks to anyone that may have any advice, i fear if a week goes by and no improvement, i may have to put her asleep, but right now i want to give her every fighting chance. Isis is her name, because i wanted something tough and hopeful.
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6/17/05 at 4:24pm