Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MEMPHIS SAGA 6:

MEMPHIS HAS A MEDICAL INCIDENT

Yesterday, Memphis had an incident in the night. She began crying and walking oddly! I was terribly afraid it was FIP, the disease that killed Baxter, my former cat. But the symptoms were slightly different: she was able to walk, though stumbling, and the crying was different. I was up all night with her.

Off to the vet first thing this morning. The vet said it could be a stroke, a seizure, something called Vestibular Disease which involves infection of the inner ear (But that was all but ruled out by the symptoms and is rare) or a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), which usually resolves itself in 24 to 48 hours. To determine exactly what it was would take extensive investigation including a cat scan. So the vet suggested not to do that as the prognosis and follow-up are the same: We're just to do watchful waiting and hopefully she had a TIA and will improve soon.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Poor little kitty. She's so beautiful. Hope she gets better.
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Caliban said...

I hope it was a TMI. Your such a good care giver, I'm sure it will be a big boost to her reecovery. Such an adorable cat.

Don Voth said...

Thank you for Memphis Mark. She seems better already.

Don Voth said...

I think is WAS a TMI! Hopefully Robert.