She’s been doing pretty well since the last attack. She’s been sleeping a lot, which isn’t surprising, but she’s eating and drinking fine, and she’s been cuddly as all get out. She even played a little today! Photo today is of her Claiming my lap. She’s been getting spoiled rotten - she’s going to be getting (spiked) gooshy food twice a day for the next two weeks. Upping pred to .5mL 2xdaily.
So many of us are so hard on ourselves about not doing enough to make the world a better place.
Seeing these kind of conversations in my timeline, I've suddenly just recalled something Jocelyn, a 90+ year old suffragette, said to me a few years ago:
You are no good to the revolution if you don't look after yourself first.
She is so right. And under capitalism, self-care is truly one of the most radical acts you can take.
Look after yourselves.
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Widg was doing so well, with no symptoms for two days, and then she had another small balance problem about 1am and another seizure about 10am. :( they were both less severe than the last ones, but scared the hell out of me nonetheless. Hoping that the lessened severity and time on both indicates lesser influence of whatever is causing this all. Emailed the vets, and continuing to watch her.
Widg is doing even better today! She’s not as skittish about being picked up, hasn’t been hiding from me, and didn’t go hide when my hubby got home tonight. (She hid yesterday because oh no the driver is home aaaaa) she played some last night, and has been walking around being a pain today, which is a good sign. XD
Widg finally zonked out. She’s been up all day and had a rough few days so I’m amazed she hasn’t fallen asleep before now. She’s in my chair all curled up in a ball. Fighting the urge to just sit and watch her. Fighting the worry that something will happen if I sleep. I think that may be what’s keeping her up too. She’s been really good - no attacks all day/night. Hopeful, if guarded. Will have to make offerings for Bast and Isis tomorrow. But tonight... *faceplant* and here’s a pic from 1w ago.
Today’s widget update part 2:
So something's going on neurologically. Vet's not going straight for MRI/CAT because treatment will be the same whether we get tests or not. We're to keep watching her for now. I have instructions on how to handle further attacks.
It's possible something just happened and she's going to recover on her own. If this only happens once more, and she's back to normal, we should be good. If they keep going and getting more violent, we’ll medicate with anti-seizure meds.
So, today’s Widget update part 1:
Ok so, diagnostic summary: It's not likely a polyp/tumor or cancer in the brain. Her EKG and BP are normal/normalish so it's not a hypertensive/cardiac event. Her diaphram is a bit more upright than one would expect, but doesn't seem to be a problem. Her airways are pretty decent for a cat who's had asthma for a long time. Her thyroid came back normal. Radiology showed that her abdomen looked good, kidneys, bladder, liver, etc all looked good.
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We’re back at the vet. Widget (our cat) had a seizure, and with yesterday’s incident in mind we’re in for a huge bill because of the diagnostics she’ll need to find out what’s wrong. Anything – ANYTHING – you can send to help would be deeply appreciated.
Hokay. Morning update. Well, "morning". Widget is doing better. She got up and down off my tall bed several times during the night without incident. Her gait is normal, she's eating, drinking, and being sleepy. She's tired today, but that's not surprising - she went through a lot last night. No more balance issues for now. Her regular vet gave me a call. We're to keep monitoring her for now since she seems better, and since additional testing will be aggressive (CAT scans, MRI, spinal fluid etc)
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Reposting this when it's not the middle of the night…
We had to run our cat to the emergency vet last night after she suddenly lost her balance and had trouble walking. She seemed to recover while we were there, but we need to keep an eye on her and could *really* use a hand with the bill and any follow-up visits. If you can spare a little, please send to:
Boosts are appreciated. Thanks ❤️
Ok. Home from vet and curled up in bed with Widget. Her bloodwork came back nearly perfect, so they gave her an antinauseant and an antibiotic, on the off chance it’s just an inner ear infection. Given that it’s not an organ issue, it’s likely it’s something neurological. We’ve been warned about possible cancer or tumors. Hoping to hear from her regular vet in the morning on where we take it from here. I hope it’s just an ear infection. I don’t want to lose my best friend.
My cat’s sick. We don’t know what’s going on. At the emergency vet because she suddenly started having problems with her balance. Fell off couch, couldn’t walk straight, then she couldn’t walk at all and started vomiting. It’s 470USD just for what the emergency vet is doing, and will be more when we get her to her regular vet this week for further tests.
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