How is Bitty doing?  

We had this really funny half-jawed dog (surgery to remove it due to a mass!)  
She walked around all the time with her tongue hanging and it was the funniest 
thing (or so we thought.)  One weekend, we dropped her off at the kennel.  A 
few hours later they called to say she was having some kind of seizure or 
something.  By the time I got there, she was conscience and moving around some, 
but it didn't look too great for her.  The emergency vet was going to board her 
for a mere $1300.  Unfortunately, our plans for the weekend were really 
important but we didn't have that kind of money to spare, so I left her in the 
hands of the kennel attendants, who absolutely loved her.  They watched over 
her carefully making sure she was eating a bit and not dehydrated.

When we picked her up, she seemed to be doing better.  Our regular said she 
thought she probably had a stroke.  We took her home and for a few days she 
literally walked in circles and kept running into things.  Her poor little head 
was so tilted that it was really strange looking.  Gradually, the tilt became 
less pronounced and she was able to adapt to her lack of balance/directional 

She never lost the tilt in her head and bless her little heart, she was so 
comic.  She would walk around with her head tilted and her tongue hanging out, 
occasionally falling over or walking into things.  However, she was always the 
happiest dog.  She lived to the ripe old age of 15 when she had to be put to 
sleep due to kidney failure.  She never even realized that she looked 
absolutely crazy!

Point of this story is that given a bit of time, the symptoms of a stroke can 
be overcome if the damage is not too severe.  I sincerely hope that is the case 
with your Bitty!

Melinda, Fuji, Melinda
On Jun 26, 2011, at 7:05 AM, Sally Davis wrote:

> they ruled that out. He is home but not doing well. They think he had a mini
> stroke.
> Sally
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Natalie <> wrote:
>> I was just thinking, could Bitty possibly have a blood clot where the veins
>> go into each hind leg?  Not being able to move, crying sounds very much
>> what
>> I have experienced several times. All except once, was the cat euthanized.
>> Why?  Because I took the cats to an emergency clinic (evenings, weekends).
>> The last cat that had a blood clot, was taken to our vet who treated the
>> clot to dissolve - the cat, Corgi, has a limp in one of the hind legs as a
>> result. Some cats are in pain from such a blood clot, others are not.
>> Corgi
>> was a feral cat - I found him one morning not being able to move, trying to
>> get away with his front legs.  I cornered him, threw a towel over him and
>> the rest is history.  Because I head to treat him, he is the sweetest cat,
>> all the cats absolutely love him, snuggle with him, almost consider him
>> their parent.....he washes them all and they reciprocate.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> [] On Behalf Of Sara Kasteleyn
>> Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:58 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Bitty
>> Sally....I am so sorry to hear about Bitty.  My prayers are with you .
>> Sara
>> ------Original Mail------
>> From: "Sally Davis" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 01:16:03 -0400
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] VooDoo is missing
>> Melinda I will be praying for VooDoo's return.
>> My ittle Bitty is at the Vet now because I found him unable to move and
>> crying. He may not make it through the night. Possble stroke, nuerological
>> issue they did lots of tests. He is not in pain but his mind is not here
>> either. Please pray for my lover boy he is 12.
>> Thanks all
>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 5:53 AM, Melinda Kerr <> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> It is with a very heavy heart that I am asking for some positive energy
>>> from this group! My son's friend left a door open last night and my
>> little
>>> VooDoo escaped. He is terrified of being outdoors and all attempts to
>>> capture him only scared him more! We live on a military base and there
>> are
>>> no wild animals to worry about and the speed limit on base is extremely
>>> slow. My greatest concern is that around 2:00am, he tried to come home
>> and
>>> we absolutely scared him to death trying to get him to bring him inside.
>>> (He hasn't been out since he came to us as a five week old kitten) I'm
>>> worried that he might be afraid to come home.
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