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Sunday, April 21, 2013

... about what could be wrong with georgie.

we've been through it all. vestibular disorder, infection, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, Addison's disease, meningitis, lyme disease; they all fit and at the same time, nothing fits.

now I see similarities to Parkinson's. maybe he's having a series of mini-strokes which are destroying brain cells, then neuro-impulses don't make it to the muscles. so he topples over.

he can't get a grip when he jumps onto smooth surfaces, but he can climb up his cat-tree to sleep on top of the closet.
his head is tilted to the left, sometimes more, sometimes less.
his appetite is good, but then again, sometimes less, and he is slowly losing weight.
the vets think he is blind and deaf, but he isn't... at home, anyway.
I believe his voice has changed a little, it's deeper and scratchier now.
even while resting, he sometimes has a strong heartbeat and breathes heavily. then sometimes he is quite peaceful.
he is losing control, but at the same time is learning to compensate, and he has become extra-cautious when he hears strangers or cars approaching. nevertheless, nothing can keep him indoors when he has decided he wants out.
for a while he had stopped marking everything up (which he did ever since I got him 14 years ago) but he has resumed claiming the apartment for himself in this fashion.

antibiotics did him absolutely no good; he no longer takes the liquid pain medication; and of 4 attempts at getting cortisol into him, only one worked. so I can't really say if that is helping. I see him weakening... until I try to get a pill into him!

might as well go chasing after moonbeams.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANINOTTAWA 5/4/2013 5:28PM

    Have you ever heard of a Vet who has a radio programme and other things including books called, Tracie Hotchner? Google The Cat Bible and I will try to see if I can get you a link directly to her site. Perhaps you can gain more information from that source. I love your kitty. He is a real fighter! is that him on the background? Nan

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GOANNA2 4/22/2013 11:09AM

    He is a fighter. I hope he will be OK.
Must be very painful for you to see him suffer.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 4/22/2013 5:00AM

    Sounds like he is fighting all the same and that is a good thing. Hope you both have more days and he is lucky to have you. emoticon

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ISLANDNESTER 4/21/2013 9:08PM

  Sounds so similar to my sensory condition! When I get over stimulated,could be light,smells,sounds,touch.....,the sensory part of my brain shuts down.I look and behave as though I am having TIA's,this took the doctors years to figure out,oh yes I also tremble like I have Parkinson's. I don't know where you would go looking for help with a kitty,but it is a neurological problem,and partly psychological as it intensifies anxiety.Hope this my help you out.

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JEANNETTE59 4/21/2013 5:43PM

  Love him for the blessing he is emoticon

I hope you can find the answer to what is causing his problems, the know knowing is so frustrating emoticon

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JEANUT 4/21/2013 10:20AM

    Poor baby, hugs for both you and him.

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/21/2013 9:37AM

    emoticon to you and the dear boy. May we all be such fighters.

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