For the record I've had three FelV pos. cats become paralyzed in the hand quarters. All eventually lost control of their bowels and bladder, and they died within a few weeks. Sorry to give anyone such grim news, but I think it is critical that any FelV treatments are undertaken in the early stages of the disease, before the bone marrow is compromised.
Lorrie On 04-20, MaryChristine wrote: we (Hurricane Pets Rescue, in this > case) have a little boy in NYC. he's an adult, came into a city > shelter. has tested positive for FeLV on his first test, and we all > know what that means. we've got him at our vet for his REAL > problems: he's unable to use his rear legs. he has superficial pain > reflexes in them, he's able to pee and poop (those are technical > terms, trust me) on his own, he's eating like crazy, he's sweet, > friendly, etc. they originally wanted to rule out a pelvic > fracture, and the x-rays have done that; there is also no > indication of gunshot pellets or any other foreign body that could > be causing the rear paralysis. vet said that there are cp deficits > ("conscious proprioception," technical term for various forms of > clumsy, klutzy, etc..... now i have a NAME for why i walk into > things, and fall over imaginary items!), and some cell breakdown of > unknown origin (lysis, for those who don't like my definitions.) > > he has a non-regenerative anemia with a hematocrit of 20; the rescue went > ahead and ordered a transfusion. it's classed as an unregenerative anemia, > but from what i recall from folks here, that doesn't necessarily mean much. > > the vet says that there are other diffuse symptoms that make him quite > concerned--thickened small intestinal walls, which he thinks might indicate > a lymphoma. > > so, i'm wondering what you folks, with more experience in this aspect of > things read in this. (the vet at first didn't want to talk with me, but i > was able to convince him that i knew enough that he consented to do so!) > > any ideas? THANKS. > > (kitty is safe for now, and we DO have a foster home for him once he's > stable, whether or not he's FeLV.....) > > MC > > -- > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! > Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org