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      Thursday, August 10, 2006

11:04 AM - 08/10/2006

The topic: I just dropped Bart off at the vet’s


I was finally settling in to have my first morning cup of coffee when he came stumbling into the living room.  I mean stumbling.  He seemed very disoriented and was having a hard time keeping his balance.

I grabbed him up and held him and he just held on to my shoulder, purring.  I called the vet, said I’d like to bring him in.  I did.

Please, say a prayer this is nothing serious. 

A Little Bit Later

Of course, I come home, do a websearch for “cat suddenly disoriented” and find it might be “Feline vestibular disease” which comes on quickly and leaves quickly.

Remember, that’s what we thought Annie had at first.  *sigh*

And He’s Home

Vet didn’t find anything awful with him, said it was probably the vestibular disease.  Since Bart isn’t doing badly, we now just wait for it to resolve itself.  He said that some vets prescribe Dramamine when it’s really bad and the kitty can’t eat, but Bart isn’t that bad.

So, we dodged something there.

Well, just keep dodging!
Good thoughts going out to Bart to get better soon. Have you had your blood pressure checked lately?  It seems to me that your heart has been working overtime! (((Hugs)))

Posted by Wilkal @ Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 3:37:07 PM

Girl, something has got to go right or at least not go wrong for a while!  I’m glad Bart is doing okay and doesn’t have something more serious wrong.

Posted by Lisa @ Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 7:48:08 PM

This must be somewhat like labyrinthitis and nystagmus in humans-poor little guy, he must have been frightened for sure. I hope he’s over it quickly. I’ve had this and I think I’d rather have a root canal without anesthesia than have it again.


Posted by Mary @ Friday, August 11, 2006 - 12:20:19 AM

Damn—our blind kitty Bunny is suffering from this as well.  She started stumbling around just before the Fourth of July which prompted emergency calls to the vet clinic over the holiday.  Being blind, I think the effects were particularly difficult for her to manage.  The vet we saw says it will either clear up on its own or she will learn to live with it.  She is better now but still walks around with her head cocked to the right.

Fingers crossed that Bart recovers soon!

Posted by laura (alaska) @ Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 1:17:45 PM

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