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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > 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
> > 
> > 
> >       
> > 
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