can cats have ms?
Monday, September 02, 2013
if you've been following my past blogs this year, I don't need to introduce you to my treasure georgie (see wallpaper), who started falling off the closets and showing other drastic symptoms until I took him to vets no. 1, then 2, then 3.
glaucoma? vestibular disorder? an infection? epilepsy? a brain tumor? it was all on the slate. no. 3 was getting ready to put him down, I swear it was the antibiotics from no. 2. hey! not my George.
so the latest theory is ms, but I couldn't find any info at all on the internet about ms in cats. and I've been through nos. 4/5/6 as well, all I get is bills and trouble, I've had it with them all.
only thing that seems to crystallize out of all his symptoms is that it's definitely a neurological disorder, and that vets can't do anything about it anyway except write bills and cause more trouble.
it's up and down; when it's down he seems to be able to compensate.
so if anyone has any sort of experience like this, i'd like to know: can cats have ms? what's the outlook? he's about 16 so anaesthesia for any reason is out of the question. i'd rather leave well enough alone.
but i'm looking for some kind of definition of the situation. what can I do for him? what can I expect? what should I watch out for? he's my boy.