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Raza's Diary

20 November 2010 Note to diary

November 20th 2010 12:40 am
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Just recording what happened to Raza tonight.

There was a load bang as if a cat had thrown themselves against the glass doors I ran around to see what had happened as Raza was stumbling around the couch not really able to walk, just dragging herself.

I carefully looked her over and thought her paw might have been through her collar, it wasn't. She was having trouble breathing so I took it (the collar) off her.
She was not drooling or foaming at the mouth she also did not pass any thing

She was stiff and bent in an odd shape, so I carefully rolled her over to her side so she could breathe a little more easily. She was as stiff as a board with her back legs stretched out in different directions.

She wasn't moving other than the funny sound of her struggling to breath. After sitting with her trying to calm her down talking to her softly and a light pat she started to come around.

I did not time it, but it appeared to some time. When she was able to roll over back onto her feet she was very wobbly and her pupils were different sizes, the left one larger than the right.

When she started to walk one hind leg appeared to be angled out a bit.

She then went and hid in the corner of the lounge behind one of the seats. I watched her as she calmed down. It has now been 45 minutes since the bang and she seems to be back to normal. Jumping around on things as if nothing had happened

Also her breathing appears fine. You would never have known she had the problem. I have rung the emergency Vet but there is little they can do with no immediate symptoms. So I'll just have to watch her. I wonder if this has happened before to her and we have not seen it.

For the record...Raza in about month’s time will turn 6 on the 25th Dec. She has had no real health issues other than a UTI which she is now on prescription food for. Also when she was a kitten she was sick with diarrhoea and her breathing wasn't the best (because of her short nose). So we held off spaying her, lol now we have Sam and Mr D, I'm not complaining. She can also suffer bouts of heyfever in Spring/ Summer but other than that she seems ok, She gets regular check ups and is up to date with her vacc (we only get one here). Last trip to the vets was 2 months ago and she got given advantage for her last flea treatment.

She has a love of chewing cords in the house. This event happened near the cords, I first wondered if she had chewed one that was live. I checked and luckily the mains were all off, so she can't have had an electric shock. She is a terror for that, we have to make sure any cords for recharging phones or computers are never left plugged in.

All is well again it'll be interesting to see if this happens again. I'll ring our normal vet when they open. But I thought I'd put it here for reference.

If you read all this thanks, she appears fine and back to her old self as if nothing had happened. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.

If you have any advise what I should look out for or anything I should do, I'm all ears. Thanks

Purred by: Alfie - DB #37a - Dearly Loved (Catster Member)

November 20th 2010 at 4:33 am

Oh no, poor Raza! I just don't know what happened but am so happy she's back to normal now. It must have been an awful shock for you and very distressing.
Sending love and hugs to you both
Alfie & family
Purred by: Sky (Catster Member)

November 20th 2010 at 4:55 am

Purring for Raza. Poor little girl. We hope this doesn't happen again.

Purred by: Wendy C

November 20th 2010 at 5:02 am

Oh Raza, I am so sorry!! What in the world could have happened? Whatever it is I hope it does not ever happen to you again. I bet your Mommie was scared to death too! I am purring for you.

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: Lisa P

November 20th 2010 at 7:33 am

It sounds to me like a seizure. I would call the vet and let him/her know what happened and see if they want you to bring her in or just keep an eye on her. I had a couple of seizures so I'm just guessing but that's what it sounds like.
Purred by: Wendy C

November 20th 2010 at 7:36 am

You know, I came back to say, I did some searching and I was going to say the same thing as Alex, I do wonder if it could have been a seizure? I sure hope not, but from what I searched, it sounds like it. Whatever it was, I sure hope it does not happen to you again! Purring for you!

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: mouser (Catster Member)

November 20th 2010 at 8:18 am

Purred by: Ming (spay & neuter) (Catster Member)

November 20th 2010 at 9:20 am

interesting? it sounds scary.
Hitting her head pretty hard may have done it, or stroke or seizure. I know the pupil thing can go with head injuries.Maybe she ran into a door or something.
Purred by: Raza (Catster Member)

November 20th 2010 at 9:34 am

Sorry catster not putting all the comments on the diary, don't know why, so I have to read the comments in the e-mails. I think you are right about the seizure. I also did wondered about her running into the door but it sounds strange because there are net curtains over the doors, so hopefully that doesn't happen. The door I think she hit also has a 2 seat lounge chair in front of it. there is about a 1 metre gap so it wouldn't allow a big run up.
I'm baffled to why. I may have to research for reasons.
Thanks you all, I appreciate all the info you can give me.
Purred by: Scooter ~ Our Angel (Catster Member)

November 20th 2010 at 12:25 pm

We thought it sounds like a seizure, too.

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We're all purring for Raza!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

November 21st 2010 at 1:21 am

Hope everything is ok!
Purred by: Raza (Catster Member)

November 21st 2010 at 12:01 pm

Thanks for your comments. I hope they can do a scan or her heart. When I was studying vet nursing, one day we had to go to that clinic for training. They used to have the ultrasound there. But a number of years ago they moved all the fancy stuff to a separate laboratory. I'm not sure what they have now. Possibly just the run of the mill stuff. I might ask for an x-ray to check her lungs, just to rule out any infection.
Along with bloods etc, ching ching ($$)Yikes! I think they can see me coming. Luckily in NZ the vets aren't as expensive as other countries, we are lucky.




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