|Purred: Thu Jan 31, '13 7:44am PST |
|Merida saw the vet Monday, so I wanted to post an update. The vet did acupuncture on her, and she has listed Merida as injuries due to head trauma and or birthing trauma. I am saving, and taking donations for Xrays for her. Vet would like to be certain that Merida did not injure her 1-3 vertabraes, at the time of Xrays she will also see an internal medicine specialist as well. My vet has spoken with him and he is very interested in seeing Merida. Right now the possibilities are:
spinal cord injury
brain stem injury
broken bones that healed wrongly causing pressure or nerve issues
So its looking good with this new vet. I saw her last vet the other day at the clinic, I am certain she glared at me. I smiled at her when I saw her. Oi.
So we will see where we go from here. Vet has seen one other case of this before, as this type of thing is usually seen more in puppies than cats or kittens since kittens are so independant and can usually deal with it on their own and get better unless drastically injured. She is very interested in getting to the bottom of Meridas issues.
I have also added another cat, not to my household, but to my rehab list. A cat was dropped off on the doorstep of a vets office last year with a note "Just cannot care for this cat anymore". She was way more wobbly than Merida. The cat was about 3 years old, and couldn't really walk. She was so dizzy and basically spread all four legs out and sort of waddled while her head moved drastically left to right. The video is just heart wrenching. The lady reached out to me via Meridas page for some help. This cat was labeled distemper and set for euthanasia when this lady rushed her kitten to the vet. He died there sadly. he was very ill. The vet took this lady aside and explained this cat they had got in, and that it needed a place to die really. It was a sweet cat, and had some problems. The lady took Krissie in.
The lady contacted me and showed me a video. I could clearly see the same signs that help seperate all this distemper and CH stuff from actual brain injury/spinal trauma. So after a long nights talk and questioning, I gave her the information to help identify what was wrong and give me the details. She did, and is now rehabing Krissie like I do with Merida. Krissie, who is 4 now, and has never been able to actually walk, stand, etc.. Is now trying to pounce, swatting at toys, she is almost making it to the litterbox and water dish (she tries and does get close), and she just yesterday tried to stand for the first time ever. The lady is constantly crying, tears of joy. Here she thought she had brought home this cat to die, and it turns out the cat is doing better now than she ever has.
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