[Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread molveywda
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 has.

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.

Maureen


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Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread Lynda Wilson
Maureen, 

Get her to the vet ASAP, it could be diabetesI treated my cat for it for 
over 8 yrs. 

Lynda
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  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 has.

  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.

  Maureen


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Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread terrie
Maureen,
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 anykitty 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.

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 Original Message Subject: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?From: molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.comDate: Sat, April 28, 2012 4:51 amTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgI 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 has.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.MaureenSent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on ATT

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Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Lynda Wilson
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!

Lynda
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  Maureen,
  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.



  TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
  Sultan, WA. 98294
  Terrie Mohr-Forker
  http://tazzys.org/
  Non-Profit national rescue
  Dedicated to the welfare of animals.


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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 has.

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.

Maureen


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[Felvtalk] update on Sylvia

2012-04-28 Thread Anna Waltman
Hi all,
Thanks to everyone who responded last week. Your advice means a lot to me,
as do your kind words of support. Most of my friends here are not pet
owners, so hearing from folks who have been through the same thing makes me
feel way less alone. So again, thank you.

At our last vet appointment, Sylvia's hematocrit was up to 31 from 28,
which may be a good sign re: the anemia. I've switched the cats to EVO
Herring and Salmon because that's the smelliest and seems to be Sylvia's
favorite (she prefers it to A/D soft food). Her fever, unfortunately, has
not responded to antibiotics. She's had a shot of Convenia, and I'm giving
her antibiotics at home, too; we started with zeniquin, but it didn't seem
to help, so the vet switched us onto doxycycline. She's eating enough on
her own that the vet doesn't think we need to worry about assisted feeding
or tube feeding, but she does have me giving subcutaneous fluids at home
daily as long as Sylvia's fever is over 103 (she's been steady at 104 for
over a week). We do have some new symptoms, too: her nose is extremely
runny/stuffy, she's sneezing a lot and sniffling, and her eyes look very
watery. The discharge is clear. Because she's not responding to
antibiotics, the vet started her on steroids (prednisolone) today. She
suspects that Sylvia has either an immune-mediated anemia or potentially
FLV-related cancer, and thinks the steroids might help. I am under strict
instructions to continue giving subcutaenous fluids and antibiotics along
with the prednisolone.

Sylvia seems to be feeling better than she was when I originally posted.
She's not hiding under the bed, but has been sleeping out in the open on
the couch and occasionally getting up to watch birds out the window on the
armchair or hang out on the floor for a bit. She purred a little last night
and seems quite happy to get attention/cuddles. She's still interested in
treats, too. I'm trying to encourage her to eat as much as I can, and the
vet says the steroids should help with that.

Anything I need to look out for with the steroids? Have any of you had
treatment go this route? I'm not at all clear on what the prognosis is for
Sylvia right now, though I'd assume that if we're dealing with cancer that
the steroids aren't a permanent fix. Any information you have that can help
me figure out what to expect would be immensely helpful.
Many thanks, and lots of luck to all of you and yours.
Best,
Anna, Sylvia, and Beatrice


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Re: [Felvtalk] update on Sylvia

2012-04-28 Thread Christy Buchin
I have been where you are! Unexplained fever for months, fluids weekly, anemia, 
steroids, (which we are now weaning after 3 years), weekly CBC's, splenectomy, 
bone marrow aspirations, chemo drug, LTCI injections, Interferon.for the 
last 2 years, he has tested negative.

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On Apr 28, 2012, at 11:17 AM, Anna Waltman anna.walt...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi all,
 Thanks to everyone who responded last week. Your advice means a lot to me, as 
 do your kind words of support. Most of my friends here are not pet owners, so 
 hearing from folks who have been through the same thing makes me feel way 
 less alone. So again, thank you.
 
 At our last vet appointment, Sylvia's hematocrit was up to 31 from 28, which 
 may be a good sign re: the anemia. I've switched the cats to EVO Herring and 
 Salmon because that's the smelliest and seems to be Sylvia's favorite (she 
 prefers it to A/D soft food). Her fever, unfortunately, has not responded to 
 antibiotics. She's had a shot of Convenia, and I'm giving her antibiotics at 
 home, too; we started with zeniquin, but it didn't seem to help, so the vet 
 switched us onto doxycycline. She's eating enough on her own that the vet 
 doesn't think we need to worry about assisted feeding or tube feeding, but 
 she does have me giving subcutaneous fluids at home daily as long as Sylvia's 
 fever is over 103 (she's been steady at 104 for over a week). We do have some 
 new symptoms, too: her nose is extremely runny/stuffy, she's sneezing a lot 
 and sniffling, and her eyes look very watery. The discharge is clear. Because 
 she's not responding to antibiotics, the vet started her on steroids 
 (prednisolone) today. She suspects that Sylvia has either an immune-mediated 
 anemia or potentially FLV-related cancer, and thinks the steroids might help. 
 I am under strict instructions to continue giving subcutaenous fluids and 
 antibiotics along with the prednisolone.
 
 Sylvia seems to be feeling better than she was when I originally posted. 
 She's not hiding under the bed, but has been sleeping out in the open on the 
 couch and occasionally getting up to watch birds out the window on the 
 armchair or hang out on the floor for a bit. She purred a little last night 
 and seems quite happy to get attention/cuddles. She's still interested in 
 treats, too. I'm trying to encourage her to eat as much as I can, and the vet 
 says the steroids should help with that.
 
 Anything I need to look out for with the steroids? Have any of you had 
 treatment go this route? I'm not at all clear on what the prognosis is for 
 Sylvia right now, though I'd assume that if we're dealing with cancer that 
 the steroids aren't a permanent fix. Any information you have that can help 
 me figure out what to expect would be immensely helpful.
 Many thanks, and lots of luck to all of you and yours.
 Best,
 Anna, Sylvia, and Beatrice
 
 
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 PhD student  Teaching Associate
 Department of English and American Literature
 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Here is a beautiful little film about a cat with CH.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY

 

Diane R.

 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:48 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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!

 

Lynda

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Maureen,

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.

 

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
Sultan, WA. 98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
http://tazzys.org/
Non-Profit national rescue

Dedicated to the welfare of animals.

 


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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 has.

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.

Maureen


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Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread Lorrie
I've had several FelV positive kittens who have been exactly like
this..Less playful than others their age, and finally wobbly
in the back legs then complete loss of the use of the back legs.

Lorrie


On 04-28, molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:
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 has.
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.
Maureen

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Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey

I don't like the sound of this.  What happened?  Did the kittens die shortly 
after they lost use of their back legs?  Did you ever find out what causes it?  
I've been telling myself that she'll probably die young and not to be surprised 
if it happens before she's a year old but I can't help but love her and want to 
keep her around as long as possible.

“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
  Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:35:27 -0400
 From: felineres...@frontier.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?
 
 I've had several FelV positive kittens who have been exactly like
 this..Less playful than others their age, and finally wobbly
 in the back legs then complete loss of the use of the back legs.
 
 Lorrie
 
 
 On 04-28, molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:
 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 has.
 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.
 Maureen
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey

Not sure about CH because she has just now gotten wobbly like this.  She hasn't 
always been this unsteady on her feet.  I haven't watched the video yet though. 
 I wish it was just CH because they say that doesn't progress any further. 
“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: drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:11:20 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

Here is a beautiful little film about a cat with 
CH.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY Diane R. From: 
felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:48 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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! 
Lynda- Original Message - From: ter...@tazzys.org To: 
felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:43 AMSubject: Re: 
[Felvtalk] What_could_it_be? Maureen,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. 
TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
Sultan, WA. 98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
http://tazzys.org/
Non-Profit national rescueDedicated to the welfare of animals. 
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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 has.

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.

Maureen


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Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey

She's not really walking on her hocks like they say diabetics do.  I haven't 
noticed a lot of drinking either.  But I'll definitely have that checked out 
just in case.  The bloodword that was done wasn't sent out to the lab.  It was 
just the real basic stuff like in the vet's office so I don't know if that 
would show diabetes or not.

“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
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Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:09:39 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?








Maureen, 
 
Get her to the vet ASAP, it 
could be diabetesI treated my cat for it for over 8 yrs. 
 
Lynda

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  From: 
  molvey...@hotmail.com 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 6:51 
  AM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] What could it 
  be?
  
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 
  has.

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.

Maureen


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Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey

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!
 
Lynda

  - 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?
  

  Maureen,
  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.

  

  TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
Sultan, WA. 
  98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
http://tazzys.org/
Non-Profit national 
  rescue
  Dedicated to the welfare of animals.
   
  
Copyright © 1999-2012 tazzys.org. All 
  rights reserved.
   
   
  
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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 
has.

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.

Maureen


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Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Amy Dalgliesh
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!
 
Lynda
- 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?

Maureen,
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.



TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
Sultan, WA. 98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
http://tazzys.org/
Non-Profit national rescue
Dedicated to the welfare of animals.


Copyright © 1999-2012 tazzys.org. All rights reserved.


 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 
has.

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