Hi Laurie, I tried reading up on this but couldn't find much info. Please let me know if you have a website you could suggest.
Thanks Amy --- On Thu, 6/24/10, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote: > From: Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs > To: email@example.com > Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:19 PM > Check out myonecrosis. Coco (FeLV-) > had this. Her back legs were weak and > she was having trouble eating (tongue issues). There are > several causes - > one was toxoplasmosis, one was that she had gotten into > some toxins and the > third was nutritional. They attributed hers to a lack of > Vitamin D, > Selenium. I was pouring her dry Wellness food into > Tupperware containers. I > was told that allows too much oxygen to get to the food and > it depletes the > food of those nutrients. We switched to canned and she > survived. Another cat > taken to the ER that same day with her same symptoms, but > more advanced, was > not so lucky. > Laurie > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] > On Behalf Of Sharyl > Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:06 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs > > Amy did they check Wolfie's potassium level? Low K > can cause back leg > weakness. > Sharyl > > --- On Thu, 6/24/10, Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> > wrote: > > > From: Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> > > Subject: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs > > To: email@example.com > > Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 10:22 PM > > 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