RE: [feline-heart] I think TC has had a stroke
- i am so sorry to hear about tc's discomfort; i know that it means alot to
him to have you there to comfort him...forgive my ignorance but what do you
mean when you say that he cries: pum sometimes does what we refer to as
"yeowling" and i have often wondered if it is bec he is in pain but i just
don't know....i always go looking for him when he does and cuddle
him....sometimes he seems fine and other times is just very
From: Jonathan Rosenberg [mailto:jr40@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:39 PM
Subject: RE: [feline-heart] I think TC has had a stroke
> -----Original Message-----This sure sounds like a blood clot to me. These are the same symptoms Lynx
> From: the chunns [mailto:chunn@...]
> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:13 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [feline-heart] I think TC has had a stroke
> TC has been doing so well and the last nite,he
> started crying - and it was his right front paw
> again. We couldn't get out (recent snow and
> very icy conditions) so I just sat with him. He
> is eating a little today and seems still interested
> in things going on around him. But his little paw is
> sort of folded inward and he limps when he walks.
> His paw is cool but not icy.
showed all 3 times (though it was a rear paw). The fact that the toes are
warm makes me think he is already working around the clot, which is a very
good sign. Lynx didn't cry, gut these clots can be very painful.
> The vet gave me someDid the vet think he had a stroke? Were there any signs of lack of oxygen
> prednisone this afternoon which he said was an
> antiinlammatory and would make him feel better - and
> also a pain pill - which he said might help or might
> have the opposite effect. So I hope I won't need
(blue gums or nail beds)? Did they take an x-ray to look for fluid in his
chest/lungs? How did he diagnose the stroke?
> I have to go to work this evening at 630 - andWell, I'm an amateur (obviously), but if this is a(nother) clot, give him
> be gone all nite - my husband will be here with
> him. I just don't know if I should go ahead and
> put him down or if he may come back again. This
> is so horrible. Thanks for listening - and for any
time to improve. Most of the improvement appears withint the first 2-3
weeks (though he may keep improving for months). Watch him to see whether
he looks like he is improving slowly.
I'm still suspicious of the stroke diagnosis ...
& Tabby (RB), Lynx (RB), Licorice, Tigger
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