Oh dear. Zachary my PICA kitty was laying in a shoebox and I thought it would be funny to close the lid. Not so funny. It totally freaked him out and sent him into a "fit" that ended up in a seizure. He has had these episodes before about 2-4times that I know of. I notice it happens when he gets scared. That really must have scared him, me closing the lid. He darted out, tailed bushed out and flung and flopped all over the house, incontinent of urine as he is running and ended up under my bed in a full blown seizure twitching, drooling and foaming at the mouth. Eyes dilated. He came out of it slowly and is slowly reorienting himself. He is walking fine and I went ahead and fed him a treat and he ate good. He's still a little nervous but he is a nervous kitty anyways. What the h e l l was I thinking! I feel HORRIBLE that I did that to him. I was just trying to play with him he looked so cute in the box. This has happened several times. The very first time I called the E-vet and they said just monitor him and I took him in the next day and the blood work was all normal. They said they could do a cat scan but I refused at the time because he seemed fine. He is OK now. I held him the whole time after I tore my bed apart and got him out and wrapped him in a towel and just kept telling him " Mommy is soooo so sorry Bubs" " I love you so much". He drooled all over me and peed on me. He is very clingy now and that Is FINE with me. Im trying to get him calmed down to go to sleep with me and Beener. Beener was right by my and his side the whole time he was seizing. So my question is: Should I take him in again? I know he hasn't ate anything that I know of. His eyes are still glassy and pupils are large. But he is in his sitting duck pose and kinda looks a little sleepy. Im not sure if this is considered epilepsy -or just a "fit". I DO know that if it happens again and keeps happening-we have a problem. This is like a once a year occurrence. Any suggestions? Thanks Guys. Im not a mean momma. I love my boys so much. My heart is broken that I did this to him. :(
Ohmygosh bkitty, please don't blame yourself here, in fact, stop that right now! It's not like you purposely set out to hurt Zachary. Yeah, now you know not to do THAT again, but forgive yourself please.
I think you might have the Cat Scan done, and here's why. My last kitty, Abby had something going on like this although not nearly to this extent. We do believe she was having some kind of seizures though, as several times she came home looking freaked with her eyes dilated. We think it from from a neighbor boy kicking her in the head when she was tiny. Anyway, one day she drags herself to the house (she had been gone ALL day, I couldn't find her; she was probably lying somewhere unable to move) with paralysis of her back leg. We also see she has a deep scrape on her tummy that ended up being stitched. We looked EVERYWHERE outside for a clue to what happened. We found a tiny bit of fur on a tree branch and could only assume she fell from the tree having a seizure acquiring a brain injury.
My point is, Zachary could be up high in your home somewhere, have a 'fit', seizure, whatever happened, and fall hurting himself badly. I realize you say it's only happened when he's in a frightening situation, but if you have the time and money, I think I'd investigate further.
He is doing good today. Things are crazy as we are in the middle of moving and I can tell he seems a little "unsettled". He is acting normal. Im afraid to move him Friday night to the new house. He does not like the car or the carrier and last time he was in the carrier he had a "fit". Im going to move him and Beener together in the kennel I think. Its not a far drive at all less than a mile. The Vet isn't too concerned. But he is due for a check-up soon so I will address this again with him. I want his thyroid checked. He still isn't gaining weight from the easter grass incident a few years ago. I just feel so bad I did that to him :(
Hon, I did nothing for him! It was just a game, who could expected such reaction for him???
My cats enjoy to be closed in a box and even if a cat doesnt ,the more I would expect about was it running away...
Hoping move go well and smooth...
Hi, I've got 2 suggestions for you. First, before transporting kitty to the new home ask the vet for a sedative(in pill form) that you can give him before the trip. That will probably prevent a seizure.
And, suggestion 2, maybe the vet can put your cat on a trial of epilepsy treatment to see how he does on that. Hopefully, your vet will be willing to do this trial!
We put Zachary in the big open kennel when we moved him. The other boys we picked up and put in the car and they rode on the front seat and floor. I pulled into the garage and closed it and left my car doors open so they could come out when they wanted and felt comfortable. Had the litter boxes and food set up so that when they came out of the car they would know where it was :). Beener had no idea and bolted in the house-so he was fine LOL. Elmo/Gizmo the babies were fine. Pepper/Milo took a little time and Zachary hid for a few hours LOL. But he is out and active and they are all doing great!
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