Paralysed Cat

by linda

my indoor kitty suddenly became paralysed when i held her, her front and back legs were straight up in a v shape her head was turned to the right .she was unable to eat or use bathroom but did urinate in her bed i gave her water with a syringe but was afraid i would put the water in her lungs .i took her to the vet and they kept her for 2 days and gave her dexamethosone and antibiotics but now she is home and very weak she falls to the side and sometimes seem as if she is becoming paralysed again they said she had a small area up in her shoulder area she walks very slow and wobbly and isolating herself what do ido for her to help her become stronger does she need to go back to vet? i have a follow up appointment in 10 days. did they keep her long enough? they did not do a xray before discharge from hospital.


Answer by Kate
Oh my goodness i have never come across this before. Did the vet say what they thought had caused it?

If it were me and i thought her symptoms were worsening again i would definitely telephone the vst for more advice, they may want to see her again sooner than the 10 days times.

Poor cat she must be feeling terrible. i wonder if it is a virus or a trapped nerve etc. i would be very interested to know what the vet diagnoses in the end.

All you can do for her is to try and keep her comfortable on a soft warm bed and to make sure that she has easy access to her food and litter tray etc. you may even have to help her get to them if she is too wobbly or weak.

I really hope the vets can sort out your cats problem soon

best wishes Kate

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