posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 04:48 PM
All my years of having cats, and I've never had this one.
We have this wonderful, mellow Ragdoll boy named Teddy Bear (just Teddy for short). He's the sort of big lump of cuddle who never met a stranger. And
yesterday afternoon, late, he suddenly has a seizure out of the blue. There were no other symptoms, no warnings. One minute he's peacefully sacked
out on the suitcase from this weekend I still haven't put away, and the next I hear a frantic thrashing and he's sidling across the floor and looks
like he can't control one side of his body and drooling like he's rabid.
It only lasted 30 or 40 seconds, but then he spends the next few hours acting like he's coming out of anesthesia.
We, of course, call and get him an appointment as soon as we can with a vet, but it wasn't until this morning.
Then last night we had some nasty storms, and my husband and I wake to more violent crashing. Sure enough ... he's having another one only this one
is much worse. It's his whole body and it had to have lasted longer than a minute because it woke us up. Strangely, once it had passed and he's
regained his breath, he acted like normal and came to us for reassurance and cuddles which we gave him. How could you not? He had to have been as
confused as we were.
So this morning I'm at the vet trying to explain why my cat who's acting and looking like the very picture of health and trying like mad to get her
to scratch his chin instead of palpating his belly is there at all.
And this seems to leave us with two options, assuming his blood work comes back clean tomorrow - epilepsy or brain tumor.
Big guy is only 7 or 8. Brain tumor would be a horribly rough thing. I suppose it could be metabolic - liver or kidney or diabetes - but those usually
come with other symptoms, none of which we've observed in him.
And do I want to hope my cat has epilepsy?