I remember when you posted initially -- I responded that I, too, had a cat that 
began experiencing rear leg weakness and then some head tremors.  Her blood 
work (a reg health screen) was great (but for FeLV) so they sent her home and 
said watch her and see if it gets better, worse, etc.  Well, it never got 
better so I took her in for xrays and the vet then said that toxoplasmosis was 
a possiblity and one other thing (crypto....??) and so we ran specific tests 
for that -- the xrays showed no tumors or lesions.

The test results said NO toxo or "crypto", but it did show corona virus and so 
now folks are thinking FIP (dry).  They are running a blood serum test now and 
then once I have those results will decide whether there is any need to explore 

My vet thinks it really must be FIP bec. of the FeLV status and the neuro 
symptoms and the fact that the xrays were good and the other blood tests were 
negative -- even though it is sometimes hard to diagnoses FIP.  So, I am really 
bummed out and don't mean to bum you out, but did not know if you explored this 
or not.  Right now my cat is eating well but still has that rear leg weakness 
and some head tremors -- although they "seem" a little less (this could be 
wishful thinking on my part).  When she came home from the xrays and while we 
were waiting on the toxo results, the vet started her on clindamyacin which I 
finished giving her this week.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com>
>Sent: Jul 23, 2010 5:23 PM
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs
>Amy, I've had several FelV cats with back leg problems, and 
>they seem to know when it's time to stop climbing stairs or
>trying to jump up on things.  I'd let him do what he thinks
>he is up to doing. To restrict him would stress him, and 
>this is always bad for FelV cats.
>On 07-23, Amy wrote:
>> Wondering if people would offer an opinion.  My cat, Wolfie, has
>> rear leg weakness that is getting progressively worse.  He's been
>> seen by numerous vets and it's not going to get any better.  I'm
>> guessing the leukemia is finally getting the best of him.
>> Anyway, I'm just wondering how much I should let him do.  Initially
>>  my vet said not to restrict him, that letting him use the muscles
>>  was good for them.  He is now starting to stumble or sit more
>>  often.  He doesn't totally fall over or anything, just gets a bit
>>  wobbly or sits down.  If he's on linoleum, he has much less
>>  control of his legs.  He is still jumping up and down on my bed,
>>  eating, purring, laying on my chest, going up and down stairs,
>>  etc.  I don't want him to get hurt and him doing the stairs makes
>>  me so nervous.  On the other hand, I don't want to restrict him
>>  out of fear.  I talked to the receptionist at the vet and she said
>>  if it was her cat, the stairs would be off limits.  This will be
>>  so tough because I have 3 other cats, 1 very shy one that hides in
>>  the basement and only comes out when my son is sleeping.  I would
>>  have to force her to stay in the basement or out of the basement
>>  (as opposed to having access to the cat door in the basement
>>  door).  The last thing I want is to see Wolfie get hurt but I
>>  can't seem to think that if he gets to a point where he can't do
>>  the stairs, he will stop doing them.  Is that foolish?  He is such
>>  an opinionated, strong-willed cat and I know he will not be
>>  pleased if I restrict him in any fashion.
>> Oh and he doesn't have to do any stairs.  He has food, water, and
>> litter on all floors.  He just chooses to.
>> Thoughts?
>> Thanks
>> Amy
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