My sister's cat, Alex, is diabetic and also had muscle atrophy. It got so bad 
that he was dragging one of his back legs around, and when he went up the 
stairs, you'd know it without being there by the sound of the flop as he 
climbed a step.

My parents took Alex off of my sister's hands. She has three other cats and a 
busy Corgi, and Alex, being the eldest, just wasn't doing well. My dad really 
worked hard to get Alexander's blood sugar up and to get him regular potassium. 
After about five or six months of treatment, Alex is a new cat. He can jump and 
climb again, and he's much more confident in general.  

On Feb 22, 2010, at 2:24 PM, Diane Tyler wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've been watching this for over a year, but this is the first time I'm
> contacting you-all.
> I rescued Stanley (and two of his dumped buddies) about a year and a half
> ago and, unfortunately, he was diagnosed with FeLV. All the cats were
> estimated to be about a year old at that time. Late last summer Stanley went
> through six weeks of LTCI treatment. He has also always been in excellent,
> robust health since I found him and fattened him up.
> This past weekend we noticed that he wasn't his usual self and he couldn't
> jump up on anyone's lap without a lot of trouble so he went to the vet's
> this morning. The vet said he has muscular atrophy in his hind legs. We did
> an X-ray which showed no signs of tumors and his white blood cell count was
> normal. I also noticed his eyes don't look right.
> I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen these symptoms and how they dealt
> with them? I want to make him as comfortable as I can because he probably
> won't be regenerating any muscles. We're also thinking of continuing with
> more LTCI injections.
> Thanks for any help anyone has.
> Diane
> -- 
> Diane Tyler
> Spenser's Legacy Animal Rescue
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