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Re: Feline Thromboembolism

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  • Brooke
    Hi Bev, Here s a link to a PDF you can download that has a simple description of what it is, prognosis, and what to expect . These are just
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 4, 2010
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      Hi Bev,
      Here's a link to a PDF you can download that has a simple description of what it is, prognosis, and "what to expect". These are just generalizations...every cat is different...but it will give your friend an idea of what is happening. Some good basic info here.

      http://www.cardiospecialist.co.uk/ATE.pdf

      My boy, Nelson, had a thromboembolism two months ago that affected just one of his rear legs. He regained full use of his leg after 4 days. He's been taking Plavix and aspirin ever since. While the leg was paralyzed, I kept him on a heating pad (on the lowest setting), used passive range of motion exercises on the leg, and massaged the paralyzed leg as often as he would let me. All of these were to try to increase blood flow to that leg.

      I would recommend that your friend ask their vet to teach them how to do passive range of motion exercises. I have a friend who's cat was paralyzed in both hind legs for over a month before he regained use of them completely! They did the exercises with him every day, and eventually they would start to notice him gaining strength and starting to push back against their hands, until one day he stood up, and the next day was jumping on the kitchen counters! So don't give up hope.

      Best of luck to your friend and Kee!
      ~Brooke



      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "bevfriz" <bevfriz@...> wrote:
      >
      > Can anyone give me information on this subject and what to expect.My friend has a cat just diagnosed with this condition. The cat, Kee, is paralysed in the rear legs and is on plavix. This is a new condition and he was just sent home yesterday.
      > Bev
      >
    • jruthaitken
      hi my cat Rigsby had an embolism in his foreleg december 19th 2009. I was given a terrible prognosis for him. but within about 3 days he was hobbling around
      Message 2 of 8 , Sep 4, 2010
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        hi
        my cat Rigsby had an embolism in his foreleg december 19th 2009. I was given a terrible prognosis for him. but within about 3 days he was hobbling around and within 3 months he was walking/running normally. He was however very low in mood, slept more and ate less so I was very worried he was about to either have another clot or die.

        he had an echo two months later and a large clot was visible in his heart - so again I was worred about bits of it breaking off and causing another embolism or worse - but by last month the clot had gone. He still has a risk of a clot, but his heart has not worsened. he was originally given lasik and fortekor - both almost killed him because he has kidney failure - but now he is just on plavix and takes approximately 80-100mls per day of subq fluid for his kidneys. he is stable....something I never thought I would write about him again last december.
        the help, advice and support I have received from this group, the CRF group and the CRF-diabetes group have kept me going and given me the knowledge I have needed to figure out the best care for him.
        fingers crossed for your friend's little cat - tell her there is hope!
        take care
        Ruth

        --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "bevfriz" <bevfriz@...> wrote:
        >
        > Can anyone give me information on this subject and what to expect.My friend has a cat just diagnosed with this condition. The cat, Kee, is paralysed in the rear legs and is on plavix. This is a new condition and he was just sent home yesterday.
        > Bev
        >
      • SandyB
        I had a 22 month old Ragdoll, Bandit,
        Message 3 of 8 , Sep 4, 2010
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          I had a 22 month old Ragdoll, Bandit,
          > who was diagnosed in 2003 with HCM and two days later he
          > threw one and was paralyzed. My vet wanted to
          > euthanize but I couldn't do it so they treated him with
          > Heparin and within 24 hours he was back up on his
          > feet. It took me a couple of months to get him to
          > start eating again and within 4 months he was running once
          > more. Bandit was truly an amazing boy who went to
          > Rainbow Bridge June 29th of this year. For the last
          > year and a half he was in chronic renal failure as
          > well. Bandit lived a whole lot longer than anyone ever
          > expected. Usually when they throw one blood clot, they
          > throw a second one. Bandit never did. I could
          > never have put him through the pain that he had with his
          > first one, and I would not have let him suffer. This
          > is a terrifying experience, but there is hope. Bandit
          > was living proof of that having lived over 7 years with his
          > HCM, much longer than was ever predicted. He passed
          > away 5 days shy of his 9th birthday.
          >
          > Bandit is always in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
          > He was my soulmate and the love of my life. Good luck
          > to everyone who is now going through the same thing. I
          > wish you well and I am always available if anyone needs to
          > talk. Bandit's life was not an easy one but he was a
          > true blessing and inspiration to everyone who met him.
          > He was one in a million.
          >
          > Sandy Breeden


          --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "bevfriz" <bevfriz@...> wrote:
          >
          > Can anyone give me information on this subject and what to expect.My friend has a cat just diagnosed with this condition. The cat, Kee, is paralysed in the rear legs and is on plavix. This is a new condition and he was just sent home yesterday.
          > Bev
          >
        • penny33@earthlink.net
          our zach came home fri doing really good considering no limp or anything almost like nothing happened he is on bp pills . keeping fingers crossed.. penny
          Message 4 of 8 , Sep 7, 2010
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            our zach came home fri doing really good considering no limp or anything almost like nothing happened he is on bp pills . keeping fingers crossed.. penny



            ""Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket""
          • Judi Levens
            what wonderful news Penny...give Zach a big hug for us...Judi and Max To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com From: penny33@earthlink.net Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010
            Message 5 of 8 , Sep 7, 2010
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              what wonderful news Penny...give Zach a big hug for us...Judi and Max










              To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
              From: penny33@...
              Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:27:30 -0400
              Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Feline Thromboembolism






              our zach came home fri doing really good considering no limp or anything almost like nothing happened he is on bp pills . keeping fingers crossed.. penny

              ""Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket""




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