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[FH] rear end staggering again

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  • arkrabs@aol.com
    Hi, Some of you may remember my writing in Mar when I was concerned about Chelsea s rear end staggering and the possiblility of a partial saddle thrombus.
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 1, 2003
      Hi,
      Some of you may remember my writing in Mar when I was concerned about
      Chelsea's rear end staggering and the possiblility of a partial saddle thrombus.
      Since then her specialist increased her bp med, her aspirin dose and I've added
      vit E (every other day) to her CoQ10 and vit B. Unfortunately, her gait is
      getting worse again - often the rear end swings around to the side when she
      walks. Her specialist said that does not sound like a blood clot and suggests
      having her seen again by a neurologist, which we will probably do. But in the
      meantime, has anyone seen this particular type of rear end staggering w/ a
      clot - or w/ any other problem for that matter?
      Could someone also please send me the details as to how to give heparin (how
      much and how often) if there is a clot emergency? I checked and the ER clinic
      has heparin, but this is a rural area and chances are the vet on duty may
      never have administered it before.

      Love to all the sweet kitties and best wishes to all the wonderful people on
      this list who care for them,
      Sandy and Chelsea


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    • Debbie Raikes-May
      Treacle exhibits this behaviour and hers is due to nerve damage sustained when younger, in a fight with a feral that bit her. She is on Prednisolone twice a
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 1, 2003
        Treacle exhibits this behaviour and hers is due to nerve damage sustained when younger, in a fight with a feral that bit her.
        She is on Prednisolone twice a day to help control the swelling and lameness.
        Debbie
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: arkrabs@...
        To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 6:11 PM
        Subject: [FH] rear end staggering again


        Hi,
        Some of you may remember my writing in Mar when I was concerned about
        Chelsea's rear end staggering and the possiblility of a partial saddle thrombus.
        Since then her specialist increased her bp med, her aspirin dose and I've added
        vit E (every other day) to her CoQ10 and vit B. Unfortunately, her gait is
        getting worse again - often the rear end swings around to the side when she
        walks. Her specialist said that does not sound like a blood clot and suggests
        having her seen again by a neurologist, which we will probably do. But in the
        meantime, has anyone seen this particular type of rear end staggering w/ a
        clot - or w/ any other problem for that matter?
        Could someone also please send me the details as to how to give heparin (how
        much and how often) if there is a clot emergency? I checked and the ER clinic
        has heparin, but this is a rural area and chances are the vet on duty may
        never have administered it before.

        Love to all the sweet kitties and best wishes to all the wonderful people on
        this list who care for them,
        Sandy and Chelsea


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      • pegfrench6
        Torrie has a little hitch in her gait. I notice it more when she is trying to go faster. One leg is a bit weaker than the other. She survived a saddle thromus
        Message 3 of 4 , Jul 2, 2003
          Torrie has a little hitch in her gait. I notice it more when she is
          trying to go faster. One leg is a bit weaker than the other. She
          survived a saddle thromus on April 7. Sometimes too, she is very
          deliberate about picking up and placing her feet and I also notice
          that she stretches her back legs each time before starting out. Peg




          and the hintkj--- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, arkrabs@a...
          wrote:
          > Hi,
          > Some of you may remember my writing in Mar when I was concerned
          about
          > Chelsea's rear end staggering and the possiblility of a partial
          saddle thrombus.
          > Since then her specialist increased her bp med, her aspirin dose
          and I've added
          > vit E (every other day) to her CoQ10 and vit B. Unfortunately,
          her gait is
          > getting worse again - often the rear end swings around to the side
          when she
          > walks. Her specialist said that does not sound like a blood clot
          and suggests
          > having her seen again by a neurologist, which we will probably do.
          But in the
          > meantime, has anyone seen this particular type of rear end
          staggering w/ a
          > clot - or w/ any other problem for that matter?
          > Could someone also please send me the details as to how to give
          heparin (how
          > much and how often) if there is a clot emergency? I checked and
          the ER clinic
          > has heparin, but this is a rural area and chances are the vet on
          duty may
          > never have administered it before.
          >
          > Love to all the sweet kitties and best wishes to all the wonderful
          people on
          > this list who care for them,
          > Sandy and Chelsea
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • diane
          Frisky (with CRF) used to not pick up his back legs and they d actually drag the nails on the floor a bit. The vet contributed it to old age/arthritis. As he
          Message 4 of 4 , Jul 2, 2003
            Frisky (with CRF) used to not pick up his back legs and they'd
            actually drag the nails on the floor a bit. The vet contributed it to
            old age/arthritis. As he went into CRF more, anemia played a role.
            And then some muscle atrophy as he wasn't using them like he used to.


            Diane
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