Horner's Syndrome or Stroke

My cat had ear surgery (and at the same time his teeth were descaled, etc) for an ear infection detected by our local vet. Since the operation (a week ago, yesterday), he walks around very drunkenly, has third eyelids showing in both eyes and seems to be unable to hear anything. I was using panalog ear ointment and he is on an antibiotic as of today. He had a cortizone injection yesterday. The vet mentioned Horner's syndrome or a stroke. Prior to the surgery, he was perfectly normal and I had no idea he had an infection except for an aural heamatoma, which I took him to the vet for. Is the damage permanent and what can I do to treat him?

Best Answer

  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
    Accepted Answer
    Please remember that we aren't vets here, just cat lovers who like to share information. Even if we were vets or had a cat with the same symptoms, the only way to truly diagnose and treat your cat is to take him back to the vet's. They are the only ones who can tell you what's wrong. Take along a pad and pen to write down your questions and the answers. Ask the vet if they think referring you to a specialist might help. I'm sorry, but we could only "guess" what's wrong with your kitty and that would really serve no purpose. Please let us know how he is doing. We are sending many hugs, purrs and pawpats and hoping for his speedy recovery.
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