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Thread: Luna: vomiting and weakness in her hind legs; very worried!

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    Luna: vomiting and weakness in her hind legs; very worried!

    This is the second time today that I took Luna to the vet. She vomited a couple of times tonight (first her food, then liquid with grass), and when she vomited again this morning (clear liquid with a lot of grass), I took her to the vet. I was a bit worried because yesterday, I caught her eating a tiny bit of a ficus leaf (usually the ficus is completely ignored by the cats), and I thought she may be vomiting because of that.

    My vet thought it was a stomach bug (her belly was soft, no constipation), and gave her an antibiotic and an anti-inflammant, and she also gave me Hill's i/d food. Back at home, Luna started begging for food, and during the morning hours, I gave her two small portions which she kept down. So far, so good.

    Then I noticed something horrible: When I saw her walking, it looked strange, her hind legs look kinda wobbly, as if there was a weakness in her legs, especially the left one. Believe me, I felt like my entire world was falling apart that moment!! I watched her for a while and noticed that she was still able to jump onto the table and the cabinet without any problems, she was playing, and she's still begging for food. But her walking is definitely NOT normal, so I took her back to the vet.

    The vet saw when I meant, she said it's still a mild form of weakness, and she doesn't think it's a stroke, or thrombosis. The reflexes in her legs were strong, so it's obviously no stroke, or herniated disc, the reflexes of her eyes were also okay, her heart sounded healthy, and her gums were pink. My vet thought the weakness may either be a poor blood circulation as a result of the stomach infection, or in fact a mild toxic reaction. She got a shot to boost her metabolism, it's a herbal med that's given to support the body fighting down infects, or poisoning. I hope it helps.

    We're back home now, and right now, Luna is crying in front of the kitchen door because she wants me to open it, she wants to eat. Time for her next portion of Hill's i/d, I guess. I seriously doubt that this is really a stomach bug when she's THAT hungry! But whatever it is, it is strange, and I'm really worried!

    Please keep my Luna in your thoughts,
    Kirsten

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    Keeping her in my prayers. Hope it is just a kitty stomach bug.

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    Hoping this is just one of those things and that Miss Luna will be fine. Good that she's so hungry. Hugs for you both. Purrs from Cali and Diego.
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    Oh Kirsten, I'm so sorry. It's so hard to watch our furkids go through stuff like that. You and Luna will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted.

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    Thank you for keeping my girl in your thoughts! You know she means the world to me!

    She's really hungry! She just got another portion, and she RAN to her food bowl, with her tail high in the air, and now she's begging for food again is trying to open the sliding door of the kitchen cabinet where the cat food is stored. I really realyy hope this weakness in her legs will go away!

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    Poor Luna
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    Kirsten, you must be relieved hearing what the vet said. It might be someting entirely different, like she hurt her leg at some point, or arthritis perhaps? Has she been very active before this happened?

    It's a good sign that she is hungry, so I hope she'll be OK. Sending lots of positive thoughts anyway.

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    Thanks, Gary and Randi!

    Well, I remembered that when she got her shot at the vet's this morning, she fought and for a second, she stood up on that leg. She got the shot into her butt (on the left side), I was thinking that - since she was struggling - the nerve in her left leg may have been affected (I remember that I often had a nerve pain in my leg after butt shots), maybe it's just that. However, I saw her licking that part a while ago.




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    Kirsten,
    You must be so worried. {{{{HUGS}}}}

    Two things came to mind re: wobbling. 1) the shot location and it causing some temporary pain/nerve tingling. 2) the vomiting...maybe she is totally fatiqued by the loss of energy?

    Whatever it is, prayers coming to you 3!

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    Kirsten,
    You must be so worried. {{{{HUGS}}}}

    Two things came to mind re: wobbling. 1) the shot location and it causing some temporary pain/nerve tingling. 2) the vomiting...maybe she is totally fatiqued by the loss of energy?

    Whatever it is, prayers coming to you 3!
    This is exactly what I was going to post. My RB Puddy had a vomiting spell and she was so weak from it that her legs wobbled and once she even collapsed. Or it could be soreness from the injection. Either way please know that prayers are going up for you both right now. Keep the faythe.
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    Thanks a lot, it's very appreciated!!

    Well, I don't think the weakness in her legs is caused by fatigue/exhaustion from the vomiting, she doesn't look tired or exhausted to me. And she hasn't thrown up for 12 hours now. But maybe this was really caused by the injection this morning? Whatever it is, I hope it goes away!!

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    It might very well be a reaction to the injection there. What a relief that it wasn't a stroke or thrombosis!

    Prayers and healing energies and loving wishes are sent that Luna is soon over this and back to her usual sweet self.

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    Thanks, Pat!! Well, I hope my vet is right about that!

    Just saw that you're going through something similar with your Sydney. Best wishes to him!!! (((HUGS)))

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    Kirsten, I'm so sorry to hear about Luna. Whatever is causing this, I hope she'll recover quickly. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent her way.
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