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Urgent! Kitten seizing?

post #1 of 14
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A few days ago, one of thte kittens at the rescue, had a seizure.. we watched her for about 20 more minutes, and during that time, she had three more. So we called the vets and told them we were coming down. She had one while I was waiting for the rescue owner to get her car, and one in the car, and then one in the waiting room.. and thats the last one she had. The vet said to bring her in first thing in the morning and he would do some bloodwork on her.
So the next morning, we called and told him she hadn't had anymore seizures (the rescue owner stayed at the rescue all night with her) and the vet said to not bring her in then, that maybe it was a one time thing.

Well now the seizures are worse.. if thats what they really are.

She sorta falls over, and just lies there, gasping for air, her eyes wide ope, and pupils big as can be.. and then all of a sudden she stretches out her body to the fullest extent, and meows.. like a death meow if you have ever heard one.. it's horrible. So the Animal Hospital doens't open until noon.. so I cna't get her in until then... but I am going to go pick her up and bring her here so at least she can be monitered.

Does it sound like as seizure, and is there anything I can do to make her feel comfortable?
post #2 of 14
No idea, but I hope all goes well at the animal hospital, that must have been a scary experience.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Wow.. I swear that was the longest 40 minutes of my life.

I brought her home at 9:20ish.. and lied on the floor with her, as I slept in the computer room with my other foster kittens last night, as it was too hot upstairs.. and she fell asleep right away.. and until 11:15, she was alright. then she had a seizure.. and another, and another. I called the emergency vets but there was only an answering machine. So we just left for the animal hospital anyway. in 40 minutes, she had 9 seizures. some lasted only a few seconds, others lasted up to about 2 minutes.
The vet kept her there, to do some bloodwork and keep an eye on her... I hated leaving her there.. as they close early on sundays.. :\\
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 


Here's a pic of Dreamer and my Cappuccino. You can see Cappuccino is going to be a big boy, as he is bigger than a 9 week old kitten and he is only 7 weeks.

I feel bad now.. I cna't stop thinking about her.. that she will be sitting alone in a cage all night long.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Leto86
A few days ago, one of thte kittens at the rescue, had a seizure.. we watched her for about 20 more minutes, and during that time, she had three more. So we called the vets and told them we were coming down. She had one while I was waiting for the rescue owner to get her car, and one in the car, and then one in the waiting room.. and thats the last one she had. The vet said to bring her in first thing in the morning and he would do some bloodwork on her.
So the next morning, we called and told him she hadn't had anymore seizures (the rescue owner stayed at the rescue all night with her) and the vet said to not bring her in then, that maybe it was a one time thing.

Well now the seizures are worse.. if thats what they really are.

She sorta falls over, and just lies there, gasping for air, her eyes wide ope, and pupils big as can be.. and then all of a sudden she stretches out her body to the fullest extent, and meows.. like a death meow if you have ever heard one.. it's horrible. So the Animal Hospital doens't open until noon.. so I cna't get her in until then... but I am going to go pick her up and bring her here so at least she can be monitered.

Does it sound like as seizure, and is there anything I can do to make her feel comfortable?
All the best wishes from my two little ones and myself that your baby will be back to 100% ASAP and that the vet finally can tell you what is causing this to happen. Hopefully it is only temporary and can be corrected
post #6 of 14
I hope she is ok. Make sure they check the amonia levels when they do her bloodwork. Sounds like the seizures ares had with his liver shunt
post #7 of 14
Hi I am sorry to hear about the poor little kitten-I too have a seizuring kitten-if you want to check out both posts for Good thoughts and more good thoughts for Squeeker you might be able to find some info that may help with your kitten-I warn you they are long as Squeeker and I have been through a lot these last few weeks-I sure hope they find a reason or atleast a treatment for you and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you-I will keep the little one in my prayers as kittens seizuring has got to be the worst thing to witness.
post #8 of 14
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I called the vet this evening. (he gave me his pager number) The liver and kidneys were fine, and so he suspects that is is indeed epilepsy. We just put a cat down that we had for 7 years, that was epileptic, and still have some phenobarbatol.. so I am taking that in tomorrow when I go to pick her up, so see if that is still usable.
He said she was also a little bit anemic and had an elevated temp (no wonder from tht many seizures) He gave her some fluids, and some shot, I don't know what it is, and told me to c all in the morning.
post #9 of 14
Any chance he had some sort of trauma previously? I know I helped take care of a kitten who fell off a roof, he started 'seizing' as he was healing, which was evidently just his body reacting to the increased blood flow as the swelling went down. He's perfectly fine now and is almost 5 months old I think.
post #10 of 14
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Not as far as we know.. someone found the kitten out on the streets.. we took her in for a vaccination and a revolution treatment, and took her into the kitten population at the rescue. And she was fine until tuesday or wednesday of last week.

Anyway.. the vet said she didn't have anymore after he gave her a shot.. ( a can't remember what it is, but it relaxed her muscles) she gets .5 ccs of phenobarbatol once a day.
And told me to call if she started again.. as it is now a test to get the right dosage for her.
I really like this vet. Our normal vet is away on vacation and this guy is filling in for him. He takes the time to explain everything to you, and even gave me his pager number incase she started again.
But so far, she is doing well.
post #11 of 14
Just checking in to see how the little one is doing? Any more seizures? I am hoping that this finds her with no more, but they always start when you least expect it-although I have found on the days when Squeeker seems a little less playful are the nights when he seizures although thankfully for us he has now been seizure free for 2 weeks, thanks to the Clonazipam. You may want to talk to your vet about switching, it will probably have to be compounded for her as well since she is soo little, but it does not require bloodwork testing on a yearly basis and also has fewer side effects, and seems to be working much better than Pheno. I also have to give less, I give him 0.8cc of Pheno verses 0.3cc of Clonazipam. Just a thought, sending good thoughts her way!
post #12 of 14
What a scary ordeal!, please keep us updated on how he is doing over the next couple of days.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Dreamer is doing very well.

She is back at the rescue now, with all the other kittens. She hasn't had another seizure since Sunday, when I took her to the vets.

I asked the vet about that.. why she had a series of them, then was fine for a few days, and then started having them again. And he said that epilepsy works like that somtimes.. it's an on and off thing, or something.

But she is running around and playing with the other kittens. I went in to talk to the lady that mainly runs the rescue, to see if she could get Macchaito and Latte (two of my foster kittens) in for their first vaccinations by the end of the week, and she saw me and came running up and climbing my leg. She is such a sweetie
post #14 of 14
glad to hear shes doing better
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