Amy, it is a tough call. Here is what Broadwater Vet says about high Ca. http://www.broadwayvh.com/site/view/83223_LaboratoryAssessmentDescriptions.pml;jsessionid=ykajf9p4y6uh The calcium level high. This is always concerning. A persistently high calcium level, or hypercalcemia, can be toxic to kidney cells and it leads to poor muscle function, especially within the intestines, heart and limbs. It can also lead to hypertension, urinary stones and tissue mineralization. A high calcium level can be due to kidney disease, certain cancers, over-supplementation, Vitamin D toxicity, a hormonal disease called hyperparathyroidism or it may be idiopathic, meaning it is occurring for unexplained reasons.
The iCa test has to be sent off to a university for the results. My CRF kitty, Albert, had high iCa and I got it down by change the fluids used for his sub q fluids. Sharyl --- On Sun, 6/27/10, Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> wrote: > From: Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] rear leg weakness- Revolution used? and update > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 3:33 PM > I have not used Revolution on > Wolfie. > > Wolfie is still acting himself, is eating fine but he is > definitely getting weaker in the back legs. It's > really hard to see because I don't think things are going to > get better. He has food and litter on the main floor > but is still choosing to do stairs (making me a nervous > wreck). He's starting to have a tough time with the > kitchen floor (linoleum) so I'm putting carpets down to > help. Wish I could do something more for him but I > always feel that way when my leuk positives start going > downhill. I hate this disease. > > Looking for opinions here. Wolfie's calcium was 11.6 > when the blood work was done. Normal is > 8.2-11.5. The vet at Cornell wants me to draw another > sample to check his active or ionized calcium to see if his > Calcium is actually high. Would you put your cat > through this if your gut is that he doesn't have long? > I asked what we would do if it's high. She said we'd > look at all causes and rule them out and if none of those > applied, we'd alter his diet to try bringing it down. > He's anemic and having trouble with his legs. Would > you pursue something like this or let him be in peace? > > Amy > > --- On Sun, 6/27/10, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> > wrote: > > > From: Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> > > Subject: [Felvtalk] rear leg weakness- Revolution > used? > > To: email@example.com > > Cc: "'Carmen Conklin'" <cwshel...@wildblue.net> > > Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2:06 PM > > > > > > From: Carmen Conklin [mailto:cwshel...@wildblue.net] > > > > Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:57 PM > > To: Laurieskatz > > Subject: felvgroup > > > > > > > > Hi, I can't seem to be able to email into the felv > group > > today-could you ask > > them a question regarding the Re: weakness in hind > legs > > thing?? > > > > I want to know if they had used Revolution on any of > the > > cats that had that > > weakness in hind legs problem... Thanks, Carmen > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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