Issa , " Ok. Lots has been going on this past week here at the cottage.Since I'm the eldest critter , I am supposed to tell you all about it . It's Levon who has given us a big scare. Well as most of you know , he was supposed to get neutered last week but it didn't happen and this is why. The evening before his neuter and the morning of his neuter (that actually never was) , LP noticed Levon was pulling himself up onto the little chair in the kitchen using his front legs. He wasn't using his back legs to enable him to jump up. She started thinking about it and realized she hadn't seen him jumping up onto the cat tree for a while. Or onto the bed or up onto other high places. She thought she should mention it to the vet the morning of his neuter so as not to place him in jeopardy when under anesthetia.The vet did some tests and gave him an anti-inflammatory shot and told us to watch for any improvement. Monday , Levon went in for more tests because there was no improvement -he still wasn't jumping up using his back legs, although he could run and play and he was his usual little piggy self when meal time rolled around. The vet took various x-rays and had some bloodwork done to rule out potential illnesses.
Issa , " The good news is all his bloodwork came up "unremarkable " which is fancy for all is fine with his internal organs and there is no obvious signs of FIP or leukemia which are two sinister killers of young kittens . We were all scared waiting for the results of the tests and Daddyman and LP were very scared. His x-rays were normal as well. So all the critters started singing, "Sunshine and lollipops"! Which is why I am surrounded by sunny things."
Issa , " And Duffy is surrounded by lollipops! But we still don't know why Levon can't use his back legs to jump up. So the vet recommended we take him to a feline neurologist to see if he will be able to decipher what is going on. Levon gave us all a big, heaping plateful of worry this past week but we hope we are on our way to discovering what is happening with him."
Issa , " And we are really , really hoping everything comes up roses for him ."
Issa , " Cause we love him so ."
Have a good day.
We promise to keep you posted on his progress.
the critters in The Cottage xo