cat with muscle damage and nerve damage

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cat with muscle damage and nerve damage

Post by geraldi » Fri, 19 Oct 2001 01:47:44



Wondered if anyone can help me or has been in a simular situation i
recently lost my cat and after 9 weeks i found him only to find he had
a very bad limp on the face of it ,it looked as thou he had broke his
leg but after i had taken him to the vets ,they told me he had not
broken his leg but had actually got very sever muscle wastage and very
bad nerve damage . the vet reckons it happened at least a couple of
weeks prior as a result it is to late for any *** and to bad for any
operation they have told me that he doesnt feel any pain. and
suggested excerises to try and stimulate the nerves and the muscles to
try and build them up ,other then that if i find his leg is becoming a
problem to him ; starts to drag on the floor and he cant keep it up
then i will have to have is leg amputated. i do not want this to
happen does anyone know of anything that may help or suggest a good
physiotheraphy routine to do as i cannot find anything on the web to
help me . seems as thou no one knows about this sort of thing thankyou
for any help given.
 
 
 

cat with muscle damage and nerve damage

Post by Squiggle » Sat, 20 Oct 2001 02:09:32


Quote:

> Wondered if anyone can help me or has been in a simular situation i
> recently lost my cat and after 9 weeks i found him only to find he had
> a very bad limp on the face of it ,it looked as thou he had broke his
> leg but after i had taken him to the vets ,they told me he had not
> broken his leg but had actually got very sever muscle wastage and very
> bad nerve damage . the vet reckons it happened at least a couple of
> weeks prior as a result it is to late for any *** and to bad for any
> operation they have told me that he doesnt feel any pain. and
> suggested excerises to try and stimulate the nerves and the muscles to
> try and build them up ,other then that if i find his leg is becoming a
> problem to him ; starts to drag on the floor and he cant keep it up
> then i will have to have is leg amputated. i do not want this to
> happen does anyone know of anything that may help or suggest a good
> physiotheraphy routine to do as i cannot find anything on the web to
> help me . seems as thou no one knows about this sort of thing thankyou
> for any help given.

I would try another vet  -- see what the positive options are.

Does the cat seem healthy emotionally - is he hiding, or is he
afraid, or seem to be in pain?  If you do amputate, you may
be surprised that the puss will not feel as bad about it as people
do (4 legs, and their balance is better).  As for physiotherapy,
I really don't know.  Have you looked at the net for sites on
crippled cats?

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

Please give your cat my affectionate wishes;

Squiggles

 
 
 

cat with muscle damage and nerve damage

Post by John McCa » Sat, 20 Oct 2001 16:56:54




Quote:

>> Wondered if anyone can help me or has been in a simular situation i
>> recently lost my cat and after 9 weeks i found him only to find he had
>> a very bad limp on the face of it ,it looked as thou he had broke his
>> leg but after i had taken him to the vets ,they told me he had not
>> broken his leg but had actually got very sever muscle wastage and very
>> bad nerve damage . the vet reckons it happened at least a couple of
>> weeks prior as a result it is to late for any *** and to bad for any
>> operation they have told me that he doesnt feel any pain. and
>> suggested excerises to try and stimulate the nerves and the muscles to
>> try and build them up ,other then that if i find his leg is becoming a
>> problem to him ; starts to drag on the floor and he cant keep it up
>> then i will have to have is leg amputated. i do not want this to
>> happen does anyone know of anything that may help or suggest a good
>> physiotheraphy routine to do as i cannot find anything on the web to
>> help me . seems as thou no one knows about this sort of thing thankyou
>> for any help given.

Sorry - missed the first post, but this sounds very similar to the
situation my cat is in (have a look on Google Groups and search for
threads with the title "Paralysis" on rec.pets.cats.health+behav. My
cat was (probably) hit by a car at about the same time as yours, no
broken leg, but no feeling or use of his paw (from the wrist) and now
very extensive muscle wastage. The advice I've been given is if the
nerve has been severed there is nothing they can (or should that be
'will'?) do except amputate. I'm not looking forward to it, but it
looks inevitable to me.