Stroke signs in cats

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Avatar f tn Unfortunately, her advanced age was against her and she had another, much more severe stroke. Dora has youth in her favor. There are good treatments available, and having loving people bodes well for her, too.
Avatar n tn A stroke secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
Avatar f tn That last weekend we knew, she was no longer comfortable, stopped eating on Saturday (not even people tuna) then stopped drinking on Sunday...she still liked when we brought her out in the yard to sit in the sun on the grass, but she was so weak that the breeze nearly knocked her over when she tried to walk. It is the hardest act of love you will ever have to do, but it does read like Callie wants that Last Good Sleep.
Avatar m tn Now, she is what we call, 'presenting' herself by pushing her backside up when we try to stroke her. She goes into the position she would when mating. She is wanting to go outside at night, which we have tried not to do, as we have 2 rescue cats which we keep inside at night. Our other cat is male and gives her a hard time by jumping on her which hurts her as he is 6.6 kg and she is only 4.2 kg. Could she be giving off a scent we can't smell?
Avatar f tn By the way, my stroke was a carotid artery dissection stroke which is far more common in younger people. Was your stroke this type? I really appreciate you responding back to me and reminding me of the good. I'm sure that you will keep making gains. There is a lot of good ahead for you.
Avatar f tn He never showed signs that he had heartworms either so we never thought that was the factor in his death. He was always playing and running around with no problems breathing or anything afterwards. If your dog showed signs of having heartworms, then that could possibly be the reasoning. But, either way, you shouldn't blame yourself in any way, shape, or form for your pet's death. It was just her time unfortunately...
Avatar n tn I do have ringing in the ears which I have been able to deal with...but this beating of my heart in my head/ears really does drive me nuts. I know it is a type of tinnitus, but haven't been able to find any info on it except that I read once that it can be produced by plaque build-up in the carotoid (spelling?) arteries. Can someone give me more information on this particular type of tinnitus or tell me what site to go to?
Avatar f tn I am so sorry you are going through this with your kitty! Until you are able to get her to the vet, you are going to need to make sure she keeps eating, even if you have to force feed her. She needs to maintain her strength, but with cats, if they stop eating, they are prone to developing feline hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver disease. Some cats can go without eating for quite a long time without developing this, others develop it after not eating for as little as three days.
572651 tn?1531002957 I drove a big service van and carried hundreds of pounds of equipment up ladders sometimes three stories high all day long. I worked on 135 degree roofs in summer and below freezing in winter. I still love mechanical things. Oh and I did this after dropping out of Grad School for Art History.
Avatar n tn Are you affected worse during weather changes or rainy or humid weather? Or in summer or winter or all the time? I ask because I live in a mild sub tropical climate and mine used to be worst at the start and during winter which is dry, but the last couple of years I'm affected really badly when it rains and in the humid stormy summers.
Avatar n tn One of those two started showing signs of losing coordination in its legs. I immediately bathed them and separate them in different rooms of the house. I was suspicious the the first two had come in contact with a toxin of some kind and had spread it. the last two cats seem to be fine at the moment but I am watching them closely. In the morning I am taking the sick one two the vet and hoping for some kind of good news.
Avatar n tn You'll probably notice signs of impending menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in your 40s. But some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s.") ...just thought I would post this because someone mentioned that everyone posting here is female...and just wondered if it could be related to perimenopause...
Avatar n tn I have no pain in the nodes themselves but have developed pain in the neck which seems like a stiff neck, and pain exists with any pressure from straining or lifting, also movement related pain in neck, chest and spine in the same region. No signs of infection at all, but do have extreme fatigue, back pain, some weight loss, among other varied symptoms. My Primary Dr said since no other enlarged nodes were found in other regions, he is not concerned about lymphoma.
2186126 tn?1384961026 He took Vetoryl for months and in his monthly stem test vet noticed he is starting to show signs of Addison's disease (opposite of Cushings) so took him off the Vetroyl for 30 days. Ill tell you that he was a completely different dog while being treated with the meds!! On the meds he is like a puppy again and totally worth he money. Our family had to give up a couple things to be able to afford his treatments but our dogs a member of our family so we don't mind.
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar n tn All of my tests came up normal, except for my urine test. There were signs of blood in my urine. Have you all been tested in this capacity? I did not have a burning sensation symptom,but my doctor says that it is quite common for others not to have this symptom with a kidney infection. Nausea, flank (back) pain, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever all associated with kidney infections. These two treatments of antibiotics has made some of my pain diminish, but not all the way.
Avatar n tn I too am having this strange wet, warm sensation on my inner left thigh. It's been going on for the last month or so. It will happen somtimes only a few times a day or as much as 3 or 4 times an hour and lasts only few seconds. As best as I can determine it doesn't happen while I'm sleeping. SO....I did some checking and as many have already mentioned, this symptom can sometimes mean a potential blood clot.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn - one sacked out on the couch who'd been with me for at least 14 years, one woofing sweet dreams on the other couch, and all the cats, all fat and happy, piled high up on the warm TV, another dog curled up in the recliner, and at that particular moment (I'll never forget it), all I cared about was them -- I wondered what would happen to them when I died.
405614 tn?1329147714 I know that Fluffy's spirit will be around you, watching to see that you are okay; I know I see cats in my house that I am not feeding. =) Take care, and DO lean on your friends at group. It looks like they truly care for you and your feelings.
Avatar n tn I've had numerous neurological symptoms. I do have a lump in my skull in my forehead called a Haemangioma of the Skull which caused severe pain and also spots on my brain MRIs so I am not sure what my problem is. My best wishes to you and I hope you find out what the problem is, it's very hard to be suffering so much all the time. keep looking for answers there must be one out there.
Avatar n tn I try coughing or drinking but the throat noise does not go away or even change it. I can tell it is not in my lungs, but in my throat. I can breathe shallow and minimize the noise but I feel out of breath then. My daughters say this wheeze is not my snore.They say I wheeze before the snore on intake and then exhale. I hear the noise during the day but I really have to listen to hear it as there is always too much back ground noise.
Avatar n tn The only really obvious sign of stroke in a cat that's telling is an abrupt personality change. And that's assuming your cat isn't in pain and just p-offed because of that. Otherwise, short of seizures (which you haven't seen yet, but can start after a stroke), there's no way to be sure in the short term without testing. Good luck, and glad to help!
Avatar n tn Strokes are formed when blood cloughts are found in the veins near the brain. Twitching in Veins are signs of Atrial Fibrillation or having a stroke down the line is almost certain to occur. Ways to help reduce the chance for getting Atrial Fibrillation is by not using any of the Following 1. Consuming Alcohol 2. Smoking 3. Eating Chocolate 4, Drinking Soda 5. Eating Salty Foods There may be more, but these are the main ones off the top of my head! TO REDUCE THE CHANCE FOR A.
Avatar f tn Hi. I was wondering if anyone else feels like this.. I never posted a topic explaining my feeling. It is hard to explain. Ever since my first panic attack at age 13 I feel as if I have fallen into a coma. I feel like I am asleep. My head feels lightheaded, like there is a soft fog right beneath my eyes that cause me to be unable to see, feel, hear... etc. When I dream at night I wake up not knowing if it was a dream or if it was real, because i feel almost the exact same.
Avatar m tn Bless you all for being a foster parent to these kitty's in need. If I were in better physical condition, fostering cats and getting them ready for their "forever" home is something I've always dreamed of doing. That's great, your kids are all into it too. This must be very rewarding for you all :) Keep us updated!
Avatar f tn you mentioned she is 16, although this is considered her senior years she could still have many more left ahead. I used to work at a vet clinic and we frequently had cats coming in that were in their 20's! With all the advances in vet. medicine pets are living longer and longer these days. I hope you are able to figure out what is going on. Good luck and let us know how she is doing!
670929 tn?1226176781 ( .He didn't show any signs, even the day before he ate normally and went to their "bathroom" as usual. I'm very grateful for these 4 years my cat gave us love, and we loved him so much. Cats are angels, and I know he is now watching us from Cat Heaven.