Ps Coco was diagnosed with myonecrosis via muscle biopsy.

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[] On Behalf Of Heather
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs

Hind leg weakness seems to come up somewhat frequently on the CRF group,
this website has a great index of symptoms & treatments A-Z, see W for "weakness
in back legs" and several things are listed, though I think most are things
that would have showed in the chemistry.   We had a feral kitty who was
paralyzed in her rear legs due to a lesion on her spine, but sounds like
you've covered that with the ultrasound (as much as it can be "covered"
anyway).   Do they think throwing a clot is a possibility?

I hope you can figure out the cause, others might have some good input.

Love & good thoughts to Wolfie!


On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Amy <> wrote:

> Just wondering what sort of experience people have had with leuk positive
> cats getting weak in the back legs.  My cat, Wolfie, is 8 and has been
> positive since we rescued him 6 years ago.  He's been pretty healthy other
> than the last year or so.  Last September he was diagnosed with
> non-regenerative anemia but has been fairly stable since then.  I recently
> took him to the vet as I noticed he was getting weak in his hind legs,
> walking differently and avoiding putting weight on them for long periods
> time.  His HCT is down, WBC and RBC are a bit lower than usual.  Chemistry
> looks ok.
> I've had 9 cats die from this disease and only ever saw one with leg
> issues.  She woke up one morning and had lost all use of her back legs, no
> warning.  This is different from that situation and just wondering what
> could be going on.  We did an ultrasound today.  No sign of lymphoma or
> anything pressing on the spine.  No real loss of muscle mass on physical
> exam.  We are putting him on doxy/pred in case hemobart is causing the
> anemia.  The specialist at Cornell mentioned it could be something with
> leukemia affecting the muscle or nerves directly but she couldn't find any
> literature on this.  I told her I'd post here and see if anybody has had a
> similar experience or has anything to add on what could be going on.
> Thanks
> Amy
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