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 Beemer not Yogi) 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 our baby??

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  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    Whoa! Your question is way out of my league, but I think that if your vet tells you not to worry too much when you have a partially paralyzed cat, you should find another vet and get a second opinion. Your cat sounds very sick (vomiting blood, perhaps?)--do it ASAP, please! And we'll be purring for you!
  • Cynthia LeathersCynthia Leathers Member Posts: 131
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    Dark colored and smelly vomiting indicates poisoning. Take Beemer to the vet right away, no matter if he looks "right" or not.
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
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    You may want to consider seeking the expertise of an internal medicine specialist or perhaps even better, a neurologist. It's difficult to say what could be going on with Yogi. Ask your vet for a referral, and don't be afraid to self refer if they won't. http://www.acvim.org/Specialist/Search.aspx Purrs!
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