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Mojo
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posted 12-02-2003 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mojo     Edit/Delete Message
I have a 6 month old kitten (Batty)who has recently adopted us and yesterday the strangest thing happened. I was trying to coax her into the house when I noticed that she was only moving her head and not her body. Upon a closer look, I realized that she had gone to the bathroom all over herself and that she wouldn't move anything but her head. I felt around on her belly and back legs for breaks or injury and found nothing. I carried her inside and layed her on my bed where she just put her head down and closed her eyes. SOMETHING DEFINATELY WRONG. She's never this calm. Took her straight to the vet. Vet checked all vital signs, skin, hydration, stools, heartrate... everything normal. Vet said to watch her. Took her home, put her on the couch (about 6pm) with a blanket where she stayed until I got her up this morning and moved her to her water bowl where she drank, munched a little and then walked to the front door wanting to go out again. WHAT ??? Anyone seen anything like this?

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Mojo
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posted 12-02-2003 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mojo     Edit/Delete Message
Its almost 10pm and Batty is doing fine. She's been eating and drinking and following me around the house to see if I open the front door. Can't belive it... so glad she's okay though. I wonder if something just really scared her and she was kinda getting over the adrenaline rush? But she stayed in the same spot from 6pm to 6am. Who knows... My vet said that she has actually seen a cat get run over by a Chevy Tahoe and walk away nothing more than a few hairs gone. It was his lucky day I guess. If that's the case with Batty... she's now down to 8.

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MaydaysMom
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posted 12-02-2003 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
Is it possible that your kitten might have had a seizure? One of my fosters had several major seizures yesterday and a few tremors. During the seizures he had no control over his bladder or bowels.
He was almost comatose through out the entire night. I spent the night with him on the bathroom floor and he woke me up in the morning ready to play.
I would keep a close eye on your baby.

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Mojo
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posted 12-02-2003 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mojo     Edit/Delete Message
That may be the case... I wonder why my vet didn't think of that. Or, maybe because her vitals were all back to normal it wasn't an option at the time. Who knows... So are seziures common in cats? When do they start (age) and can it be treated.

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Mandy
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posted 12-03-2003 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mandy     Edit/Delete Message
I agree with MadaysMom, it sounds like your cat had a seizure. And your vet DEFINITELY should have thought of that, I would question them about that if I were you.

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MaydaysMom
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posted 12-03-2003 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
Well we had blood test results done on Gemini to try to find out what was causing the seizures. Ofcourse the blood work hasnt come back yet.
The vet suggested that it was from parasites and that his body was so overrun by them that normal scheduled dewormings for kittens wouldnt do the trick. He has me deworming him with 2 different kinds of dewormer each day for the next 2 weeks (panacur and albon) So far I have not seen any tremors since that night but I can tell he had one while I was at work. He had a hard time keeping his balance and looked absolutely pooped.
I will let you know more info when they finally get me the blood work back

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Mojo
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posted 12-03-2003 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mojo     Edit/Delete Message
Is there any way to test for epilepsy? I have had 2 different ferrets who had seizures but I could see them coming. They always got that glazed look in their eyes. Of course theirs was caused by insulinoma not epilepsy. Batty has been completely back to normal but I am going to call my vet now and ask her about the posibility. I'm still thinking of Gemini... hope he's hanging in there.

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