Heather, Thanks. I checked out the CRF list and it seems we have ruled out most of the things listed. I initially thought a clot but they don't seem to suspect that. My regular vet told me that typically comes on pretty suddenly as opposed to gradually. The vet that did the ultrasound said there was very good blood flow going to the legs and it didn't look like anything was restricting or blocking flow. Not sure if there's any other way to rule out a clot.
Amy --- On Thu, 6/24/10, Heather <furrygi...@gmail.com> wrote: > From: Heather <furrygi...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:08 PM > 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