6 year old with partial paralysis and vomiting...??

Tiffany WilsonTiffany Wilson Studio CityMember Posts: 9
okay well lots of details. Back in December our cat went missing during some bad weather and then he showed up finally but he wasnt using his back leg. He spent a few days in the vet and they couldnt figure out what was wrong. No trauma, and his bloodwork came back normal. So he was sent home with antibiotics. He stayed two more days at the vet then he was well enough to come home for the second time. Now mind you during all of this he still wasnt using his back leg but the vet said he was a healthy cat overall and that we should just watch him and keep him inside until feeling came back in the leg. So eventually he started using his leg sometimes he uses it pretty well but other times not so well. So there is the foundation story. So here we are a few months later and this morning we woke up with the cat unable to use both his back legs and vomiting( dark colored and smelly)!! An hour later he is using his back legs and looking alert! What is wrong with out baby??

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    I'm no expert, but it sounds like he got poisoned and it didn't show up in his bloodwork but did lasting damage. It almost seems like he's having seizures of some sort. Whatever it is, I'd be tempted to ask my vet to recommend a specialist, maybe a neurologist.
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    I would say a second opinion is necessary PRONTO. I have my doubts about any vet who would send home a partially-paralyzed cat as "a healthy cat overall." Unable to use his back legs AND vomiting something that could be blood...if I were you, I'd look for an animal emergency room, NOW.
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