I have an FeLV kitty that out of the blue one day couldn't stand up.  She 
leaned and fell to the right.  If I leaned her up against an ottoman, she could 
walk in a circle clock-wise, but if she moved away from the ottoman, she fell 
down.  The veterinarian had no idea what it was, and attributed it to the 
leukemia and gave me a sad prognosis.  That was three years ago.  She still has 
a little bit of balance problem, but compensates for it by standing in what we 
call her ballet first position.  We still don't know what it was, but I hope 
your little one has as much of a turn around as Eliza Jane has had.

From: Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

Oh - we went to see the opthalmologist about her uveitis.  He gave her 
azithromycin (sp?) and two kinds of eye drops.  It was prednisolone and 
neomycin eye drops.  It still hasn't gone away.  He said it could be anything, 
especially since she has FeLV, but the treatment was the same so we didn't 
waste money doing any further testing on her.  The uveitis has gotten better 
but it hasn't completely gone away and there's still some swelling behind her 
eye.  It's not nearly as red or painful anymore.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain

From: longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:48:08 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

I've never heard of CH, thanks for the info. Diabetes is not good even though 
it's treatable. I do hope that you get more blood work done even though you 
stated the bloodwork was okay a couple of months ago. Have you noticed an 
increase in fluids or urination? Keep us posted, I will be thinking of you. You 
have helped me in so many ways in the past. 
What meds did your vet give for the uveitis?
Good luck, Maureen!
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: ter...@tazzys.org 
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:43 AM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?
>She could be a CH Kitty..."Cerebellar Hypoplasia" this can happen in both cats 
>and dogs at a young age. Some are born with it. It is a Brain Neuro issue. It 
>can affect any kitty whether they are FELV or not.
>I have 2 kitties that have this as they are Siamese. One is about 6-7 months 
>old and the other is a senior. 
>You can also go to facebook and look this up under this. (Cerebellar 
>Hypoplasia Kitties) I'm on the group as well. It will give you more details. 
>There is help and a great deal of knowledge.
>You can google this as well.
>My suggestion is to take the kitty to the Vet for blood-work. If the 
>blood-work comes back clean ask your Vet about this. A good Vet will make it 
>more understanding for you.
>Some animal shelters will euthanized both kittens/cats/puppies/dogs that have 
>this. They don't want to deal with a special needs animal. 
>My kitties came from out of state shelters.
>These animals can live very full lives. They just aren't normal they can eat, 
>play, sleep, and use the potty like others but slower with handicaps.
>Sultan, WA. 98294
>Terrie Mohr-Forker
>Non-Profit national rescue
>Dedicated to the welfare of animals.
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>-------- Original Message --------
>>Subject: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?
>>From: molvey...@hotmail.com <molvey...@hotmail.com>
>>Date: Sat, April 28, 2012 4:51 am
>>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>I have a FeLV kitten that I'm fostering.  She's six or seven months old.  
>>She's the one I emailed about a couple months ago with uveitis.  The uveitis 
>>never has completely cleared up.  But now I'm not sure what's going on.  Her 
>>back legs are kind of wobbly.  It's not bad enough that my husband has 
>>noticed yet, but I can see it.  It's like she's slightly drunk.  She's 
>>walking okay with the front legs but her back legs give way a little or 
>>something when she's walking.  She's eating and going to the bathroom.  She 
>>doesn't run around and play as much as the other cats do, but never really 
>>has.  She's just a real mellow and loving kitten and I just thought that must 
>>be why she's not as playful.  I'm not sure though.  She's not growing a lot 
>>too.  The other kitten her age, not related, has grown much faster than she 
>>So any ideas?  Why do you guys think she's started getting wobbly in the back 
>>legs.  She can still jump on things but not as sure-footed as the others.  I 
>>don't know if her muscles are getting weak or if she's anemic or what.  A 
>>couple months ago her bloodwork at the vet's office was okay.  I assume this 
>>is FeLV related but before I go to the vet I'd like to be prepared and have 
>>some ideas of what's going on.
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