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Possible stroke after anesthesia?

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Hi, everyone. I just found this forum so apologies if I didn't search thoroughly enough before starting a new topic.

Yesterday, my 8-year-old cat had a some dental work done (tartar removal) under anesthesia (am I spelling that right?). Since then, she has lost much function on the left side of her body--her left legs don't work properly, and her eye is not showing the usual reflexes. I took her back to the vet this morning and they are keeping her overnight.

The vet said they did some bloodwork and ruled out the possibility of it being the lingering effects of the anaesthesia due to poor liver function (her liver is just fine), and it was most likely a blood clot in the brain--a stroke. Which might or might not have had anything to do with the anesthesia.

I can't find much information on the web about stroke in cats, besides heat stroke and the fact that cats rarely suffer strokes. It's hard for the vet to say for sure how much the cat might recover.

Does anyone here have experience with this kind of thing? Any information would be helpful.

Poor little Pansy, I just adopted her last spring and she's such a sweetie.
post #2 of 4
Aww...that's awful...sorry to hear that!! Hope the little kitty recovers fully!! You might be interested in reading the first Q&A on this page:

post #3 of 4
I am sorry to hear about your baby Sending lots of get well vibes her way.

I don't really have any info on the subject but about 15 yrs ago my sisters cat had a stroke and she recoved fine from it, hoping for the same outcome for your baby
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I am so sorry to hear about Pansy, I am sending healing vibes for her..
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