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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Thank you. I promise I'm not trying to argue with you guys. My vet did tell me this morning that he has no pain in his back limbs which I haven't mentioned on this forum. And I've been looking up similar situations and that's a very poor prognosis for any type of recovery. :(
  2. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Thank you for your replies. I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst (which I never am), but I want to talk to my vet thoroughly tonight before making any decisions. I honestly have no clue as to cost of a specialist but it's probably more than I can afford. And I hate to put him through...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Heartbroken update. The vet called this morning saying he's not progressing any. Still paralyzed and is not going to walk again. They said they have aggressively tried everything they can for his back. If I take him home, he will need his bladder expressed twice a day. I asked about being...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    This is a great suggestion to bring up, I definitely will! Thank you so much!
  5. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Maybe so. Ugh I dread it because I tried this before with my CKD cat and never got the hang of it. All the prayers for this anxious kitty Mama.
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Hey everyone. For all who's been keeping up with Jo, I took him back to the vet this morning. He was acting like he didn't feel well last night, even after a large bm finally happened. No purrs when I petted his favorite spots. This morning was the same. Did not want his canned food that he...
  7. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    It's not a slipped disc. It's disc disease. He has a narrowing between two of his vertebrae. It's compressing the disc, inflamed and causing the paralysis.
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    We just had a poop ball emerge! Haha hallelujah lol
  9. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Thank you
  10. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    So at this point, what type of specialist would he need?
  11. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    So at this point, what type of specialist would he need?
  12. Cesrenia

    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Feeby's owner, thanks, truly. I had read about stress and dehydration affecting the kidney levels, I was hoping the ER vet might have mentioned that but I didn't suggest it either. But that's a great idea to get the bloodwork from both recent trips and compare myself. I hadn't thought of that...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    We're back home after the emergency vet trip and I left more confused than before. They couldn't feel any constipation and decided on bloodwork instead of x-rays. They said there was no need for an enema. Turns out they say he has kidney failure as his kidney levels were really high. (Not sure...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Thank you for this thorough information, especially the info about specialist and the pain medications. I do think the constipation probably has to do with his age (he's been constipated lately, but has never gone this long) and definitely the pain. I hope nothing else. Upon calling the...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    But his tummy feels tight :(
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    1/4 tsp twice a day with wet food. I started giving it to him Friday night. He eats the wet food up and he wants treats but I'm not giving him any more now and he hasn't eaten any dry food, which I'm glad. I did give him a little extra Miralax today.
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Hey y'all. I have another problem I'm worried about. He hasn't had a bowel movement since his injury Wednesday. He is eating and drinking. And he's still urinating. I've been giving him some miralax hoping that would help but since he's not really moving around he hasn't pooped. I'm starting to...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    I'm not really sure. I'm wondering if the coughing was a fluke because the paralysis really came on after he jumped on the bed and the coughing was right before that. It was like a very light coughing up a hairball type cough. And it hasn't happened again. They did full blood work and said...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Thank you fionasmom! I'm definitely going to ask about a referral or the teaching hospital, everything you guys suggested lol, when I call on Monday. I do agree this is complicated and I still quite don't understand it. I've never had to take a pet to a specialist before so this is a whole new...
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    16 yr old cat - sudden temporary hind leg paralysis

    Okay. My veterinarian is closed on the weekends but I'm going to call Monday with another update. Maybe it's because they want to take this one step at a time to see if he respond to the meds and that's why they haven't told me any other options yet. But I'll definitely ask about a specialist...
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