Stroke symptoms in a cat

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Avatar n tn Twelve days ago my 15 year old cat had a convulsion, her vet said she had a stroke. She went blind. He prescribed her microsolone and candilat. She is still blind. Do you thonk she can recover at least some eyesight? Her vet said her right eye was bleeding internally, a little. Do I continue with the corticoid in spite of this bleeding?
Avatar n tn Should ever experience these symptoms collectively, get yourself to an ER immediately because some the damage done by a stroke can be reversed if anti-coagulants are administered within 3 - 4hrs of the clot developing. The anti-coagulant, in and of itself, is a potent drug, so the ER would thoroughly vet you before administering it--which will include a check-up by the neurologist on call. I'm not a doctor, but judging by your post, I doubt you're having a stroke...
633670 tn?1389227011 My cat, Calamity Jane Grey, had a stroke at age 21 1/3. She was bent to the left and used the wall as a support to get where she needed to go. Her box habits and appetite were good, though; she was a fighter. She responded to an enzyme treatment out vet prescribed for feline stroke patients, until age overcame her will to live. If your kitty is anything at all like my Cammie, he'll pull through, especially with the advantage of relative youth.
Avatar n tn Since she is old, I hesitate to try heroic measures with her if it is a stroke. Has anyone experienced this before? Any advice? If not a stroke, what else could cause these symptoms? Thanks so much for any suggestions anyone can offer.
Avatar n tn Robert was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a year ago, had a Whipple procedure, did chemo and is in an aggressive clinical trial at Emory Hospital to follow up with it. The only med he presently takes is Prilosec. Chemo ended 2 months ago. Any guesses?
Avatar m tn He had the classic symptoms, the doc ran the CAT, MRI, Doppler on neck and so on.. He was told he had a small stroke and that the arteries in his neck were 35 to 50% blocked. He has been on plavix and blood thinners since... Since the doctor said he had a stroke, he usually would have small to medium spells where he would have the same symptoms as the first and the doc said must be TIA's..... Well he had a fairly large TIA 2 weeks ago, numbness in face, problems talking.
Avatar n tn None of 3 Doctors diagnosed stroke but felt it was compressed disc or pinched nerve.For 1 week now he is in a stroke rehab unit in a wheelchair with catheter and very little speech and some disorientation,MRI and Cat scan and Doppler all show negative results.Is there any possibility that there could be another diagnosis that is being missed?
Avatar m tn I have had a neuralogist do a mri and a mri with contrast and all came back normal. When my symptoms were at its worse I had a cat scan and was normal. When I wake up in the morning I cough up yellow brownish mucas. I have been laying in bed for weeks and symptoms seem miner however when I walk or go out and be social my symptoms get worse. Or when my blood pressure is up for a long period of time.
691463 tn?1227422654 Have your cat checked out for Hyperthyroidism and feline diabetes. They're fairly common illnesses in a cat of that age...and both would fit the symptoms you describe.
Avatar n tn take her to the vet now. It could be a stroke or a tumour or any number of things. I wouldn't wait it out..get her to a vet.
Avatar m tn And sometimes there are no known risk factors as was the case with my stroke at age 56. So don't blame yourself or the doctors. Just know the symptoms of a stroke, because in most cases, if you get the person to the hospital within 3 hours, the sooner the better, they can reverse most of the stroke effects. Strokes can be very disabling and often kill. I know it's hard to take your mother's outcome. You take care.
397460 tn?1268537336 Hi.Can a Cat scan detect a TIA or a small bleed? Also , can it tell if the intracranial presure is high?
Avatar m tn However, different stressors can bring out symptoms of a previous stroke in people who have had prior strokes. Lastly, I strongly encourage you to not take your ativan and alcohol together. You should address this with your primary care physician.
207091 tn?1337713093 Hi, I'm not really sure what the symptoms could be, but I honestly don't think it's seizures or a stroke. Seizures you would've noticed twitching and loss of bowel or urinary control. A stroke would've affected one side of the body only, and she wouldn't have recovered so quickly. This could be a thyroid problem, or diabetes. You can try taking her food away for 6-8 hrs so she'll be ready to get tested for diabetes as soon as you get to the vet's office.
233915 tn?1218816727 As I read this, I remembered when my daughter was that age. She suffered with headache, dizziness, and nausea. It was also about the same time she began her menstrual cycles. Her doctor put her on the "pill" and she improved dramatically. Just a thought. A CAT Scan can "see" brain swelling which typically occurs right after a hemorrhagic stroke. If she had a stroke some time ago, one would assume the swelling has subsided.
Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
Avatar n tn Also, I should mention that the pharmacist told me that my father's memory could be playing tricks on him and he may be remembering symptoms from before his stroke and feeling them in his body. My father's memory has been affected by his stroke, so if that is the case with your husband that may be something else to consider.
Avatar n tn We went back out after a few hours and he still seemed to stop and listen a lot and tripped over a food dish, and was walking slowly, but he stopped about an inch short of running into my legs, so I don't know if smell or hearing tipped him off or if he was seeing just a little bit. Anyway, my question is if cold could make a cat go temporarily or permanently blind and if so, is there anything to do to try and help him?
Avatar f tn She is experiencing severe migraines, along with severe nausea, and the left side of her face has become numb, and droopy. The first thing we thought was a mild stroke, she was admitted into the hospital, after MRI'S, Cat-scans, countless bloodwork, and ultrasounds, stroke was ruled out. Now, her dx is vascular migraines. I am curious after reading alot of posts about similar problems after gallbladder surgery, if anyone has has similar problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn We have a ten year old cat called Sammy who sleeps a good part of the day in various parts of our house. Mostly in the living room on my husband's favorite chair on top of some really comfy, cosy , blankets. Just because a kitty is older doesn't mean your kitty needs to be put to sleep. I agree with Shannon. As long as Kiki is healthy and has a good quality of life, euthanasia should not be an option just because she is old. All animals age including humans.
Avatar n tn could be a stroke any case she badly needs to be seen by a Vet...she is in 'critical' condition with these symptoms...please take her to a Vet asap.
Avatar n tn Do not wait to be treated for these symptoms!!! Stroke treatment cannot be given in many cases if a patient waits more than a few hours after the onset of symptoms to get to the hospital. If these treatments cannot be given, the likelihood of disability is much greater.
Avatar m tn 10% of TIA victims go on to have a major stroke within 90 days (1 in 10), and you now have a 35 to 40% chance of having a major stroke. I don't want to scare you, but you need to press the issue with your Doctor.
Avatar f tn if the cat scan was negative then no it wasn't a stroke. neither "mini stroke". It might have been something else affecting the central nervous system. Take note of the episode, keep logging symptoms etc. over the next months it's very important to do that. Your symptoms in medical terms I think were mild Ataxia (bad coordination) and maybe Dysarthria if "mechanically" you were unable to speak.
739242 tn?1234221427 (The meds don't diminish the frequency, only the sensation). I am wondering if I had a stroke. They did a CAT scan in the ER, but I understand these are not always accurate at showing stroke. My symptoms are degenerating, into tremors and general exhaustion. I am at my wits' end.
Avatar n tn The doctor said that they have the same kind of symptoms. They did a CAT scan and said that it maybe bell palsy. Isn't there a way to tell for sure? Any extra insite to this would be very much appreciated.
Avatar n tn Could it be that since his speech was affected (and is MUCH better now) - and he even had SOME problem with swallowing for a few weeks after the stroke - that the muscles, etc in swallowing were also affected in some way that allows him to be continually swallowing air?
Avatar n tn I had a really bad headache and could not talk right my husband said he had to keep talking to me over and over to get any thing through to me.I'am also a Diabetic type 2 and my aic was a 9 which is way to high.They did a cat scan and a MRI and said there was no bleed Thank God!.They told me it was a form of Migraine head ache and a Light stroke.I know that it is very painful and scary too.Have you ever heard any thing like this?
Avatar n tn If you need a scan you need an MRI with dye contrast. Not a CAT scan. The issue in the broken hip revolves around why she fell. Was there a momentary loss of consciousness, or TIA? Closing one eye is a symptom and there are various possible causes, the most common of which is B-12 and folic acid deficiency. There are many kinds of degenerative brain problems, many of which are not clearly understood, that do not come under the heading of "stroke".
Avatar n tn While there are many good tests to check for heart disease (EKG, echos, stress tests, etc.), is there any good tests to check for stroke risk, ie; are routine CAT scans of the brain a good check for stroke risk, or is there too much cost and/or radiation with doing something like that?.. Also, when do you generally start treatment for hypertension, when someones BP is over 140/90, or when it is over 120/80?...And which number is more important, systolic or diastolic?....