I, too have a FeLV+ cat that has been extremely healthy for her entire life (10+ years) and just recently started limping (favoring her right hind leg) and at times I would see her head bob or nod (it appears involuntary) -- took her to vet and of course she refused to walk, just crouched down and wouldn't move (she is a shy kitty). We ran complete blood panels to check for neuropathy, diabetes, etc., and the blood work indicated she was in excellent health as usual! But, she keeps limping and bobbing/nodding. So I am taking her back now for xrays, and whatever. So I am particularly interested in what others have found out -- I will keep folks posted on what I find out about Vixen (my cat), too.
-----Original Message----- >From: Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> >Sent: Jun 24, 2010 11:19 PM >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs > >Ps Coco was diagnosed with myonecrosis via muscle biopsy. >L > >-----Original Message----- >From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org >[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather >Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:09 PM >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >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, >http://www.felinecrf.org/symptoms_treatments_index.htm 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! > >Heather > >On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> 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 >of >> 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 >the >> 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 >> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org