Thursday, December 1, 2016

2969. An 8-year-old female cat has seizures from midnight to 5 am. Why?

Dec 1, 2016

Cat, Female, Spayed, 8 years
Dec 1, 2016. Seizures from midnight to 5 am. What is the cause?

History: Left eye infection on Nov 27.  Diarrhoea on Nov 30, and a blood test was taken.  Then
from midnight to next day 5 am, the cat had a series of seizures.

Nov 30, 2016. Blood test showed low platelet count, creatine and urea. High blood glucose.

Dec 1, 2016. X-ray shows enlarged kidneys. The stomach and intestines were full of food as if the cat had eaten a lot.

                      Abdominal palpation - enlarged kidneys, mid-abdominal pain.

The cat was no longer having fits when I saw her on Dec 1, 2016 at 9.30 am. She was hospitalised and given an IV drip with Vit K1. In the afternoon, the cat vomited food and passed out lots of stools. No fits or vomiting.

The cat is on phenobarb and has no more fits for the last one month.. 

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