It is totally understandable why you are so worried. Do not
apologize, that is why we are here. You know my cat, Griffin did the
same thing awhile back, only without the mucus. But, he did run
about the house a bit and lost a small amount of control of his back
legs for a moment. And, then he ultimately lost control of his
bladder too. He righted himself fairly quickly though, however he
still went for a vet visit. She listened to him and everything
sounded normal, or as normal as it can with a heart kitty. His back
legs and paw pads looked and felt normal and she had a normal bp in
both of them. In his case, she did not suspect a stroke and he has
not had an episode like that since. How are her back legs now? Is
she still wobbly? Are the paw pads warm and is the coloring good? My
personal opinion is that it was the atenelol that brought the
episode on with my Griffin. It was shortly after we started it that
it happened and we did take him off of it. It was causing all sorts
of complications for him. Please let us know what your vet says!
Thinking and praying for you and Anna, Amanda and Griffin
> Dear All,
> I'm just waiting for the vet to call me. Anna woke me this
morning retching some white froth, this happens occasionally which
we usually put down to her early crf.
> Anyhow, in the middle of retching she suddenly started flying
around the rooms in a frenzy, believe me she is still fairly
lethargic and this was terrifying to see. I ran to her to hold her
and stop her hurting herself, her back legs were not coping with the
frenzied running they were wobbling and she lost control of her
bladder just as I reached her.
> She threw her head back and came out with a raspy dry sounding
cough which produced clear liquid and white froth. She did sit and
calm but I could hear a lot of mucus which seemed to be caught in
the back of her throat and nose. Her resp rate was okay as she
calmed about 22 to 24, she has had abdominal breathing for the last
18 months, which was more laboured while this went on.
> She settled and slept still sounding wheezy, this morning she
was up and about with no difficulty, but off her food
understandably.No real wheezing as such and her resps were 20 at
> She has eaten some chicken this afternoon, but is lethargic,
either sitting in sternal recumbency or curled up on her side. This
isnt unusual but I can tell she's more whacked and quiet than
normal. Her sight which has been coming and going isnt so good but
her pupils are reacting to daylight.
> I did notice last night and saturday that her pupils were
overall more dilated and yesterday evening she had had another bout
of pacing and restlessness for an hour so, I was already concerned
about her Bp,
> She takes 0.0625mg of amlodipine which I have never been happy
with she has been a lot weaker and conked on it all round. she
initially had the higher dose which brought her completely to her
> She still has a gallup rythmn which has increased to 220 or
higher from 200 at rest and a murmur albeit I havent found out yet
what grade. This is secondary to her hyperT.
> My feeling was that she started to choke on the mucus she
couldnt clear and went into a bit of a panic of sorts, it looked
like an adrenaline surge, something similar happened with choking
six weeks ago on very thick rubbery mucus she couldnt expel but she
didnt dash around or lose control of her bladder then.
> I'm just worried it might have been a small heart attack or
stroke instead, I'm not sure of the presentation and wether this
> Sorry to yaw on so, I'm just very concerend for Anna she has
already been through so much,
> Many hugs for listening,
> Best Wishes
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