Thanks for the info. That is kind of what I was thinking but didn't know
anybody that's been through it. Wolfie has probably been weak in the legs for
about 2 weeks. I know it's always different with every cat but any sort of
time frame as to how quickly they completely lost the back end - days, weeks,
months? He still acts like he feels fine. He eats, goes up and down the
stairs, etc. I've had way too much experience with this disease, though, so
it's hard to stay optimistic knowing what he's up against.
As far as the lesions or tumors on the spine go, is that what you or the vet
thought was going on or have you actually seen them in x-rays or ultrasounds?
I was sure that's what we were going to find but they checked his spine pretty
thoroughly and saw nothing. He his on pred, though, and I know that can mask a
lot of stuff.
--- On Fri, 6/25/10, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote:
From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Re Weakness in hind legs
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010, 3:38 PM
Amy, I've had several cats die from
this. First they get weak
in their legs then they can't stand up at all and they
lose bowel and bladder control. It seems to be fairly
with FelV cats. Lesions or tumors on the spine I
Wolfie has been very fortunate to go 6 years with no
and since his ultra sound was okay perhaps he will not get
On 06-24, Amy wrote:
Just wondering what sort of experience people have had
positive cats getting weak in the back legs. My
cat, Wolfie, is 8
and has been positive since we rescued him 6 years
ago. He's been
pretty healthy other than the last year or so.
Last September he
was diagnosed with non-regenerative anemia but has
stable since then. I recently took him to the
vet as I noticed he
was getting weak in his hind legs, walking differently
putting weight on them for long periods of time.
His HCT is down,
WBC and RBC are a bit lower than usual.
Chemistry looks ok.
I've had 9 cats die from this disease and only ever
saw one with
leg issues. She woke up one morning and had lost
all use of her
back legs, no warning. This is different from
that situation and
just wondering what could be going on. We did an
No sign of lymphoma or anything pressing on the
spine. No real
loss of muscle mass on physical exam. We are
putting him on
doxy/pred in case hemobart is causing the
anemia. The specialist
at Cornell mentioned it could be something with the
affecting the muscle or nerves directly but she
couldn't find any
literature on this. I told her I'd post here and
see if anybody
has had a similar experience or has anything to add on
be going on.
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