We adopted Cheetos last November 5, 2019. He was loving and active cat. Until he was diagnosed with Vestibular Imbalance Disease. This disease is a condition in which a cat suddenly develops incoordination, falling or circling to one side, involuntary darting of the eyes back and forth (called nystagmus), a head tilt, and often nausea or vomiting.
We first noticed Cheetos to be bumping on the walls, chairs, table, anything that he can bump to. Then he started to take few steps back and walk in circles. He also wobbles when he try to stand from laying down. Though he has a lot of appetite and he poop regularly. He doesn't have nausea nor vomitted or lose his appetite. But everything changes on the first weekend of December. He was in one position walking in circles a lot of times. We just carry him around to stop him from circling.
We brought him to the vet, took some test such as CBC, Vaccicheck, Viral Infection test, Electrolyte test. Until he was found to have WBC (White Blood Cell) count of 40. The normal is 9-19. Which makes him prone to other infections. On top of this he has Calicivirus (FCV) its a virus that causes disease in cats. It is one of the two important viral causes of respiratory infection in cats. FCV can be isolated from about 50% of cats with upper respiratory infections. He also have Electrolyte Imbalance due to his low Potassium and Calcium. Besides from those he also have Middle Ear Inflammation.
He was confined for 4 days with proper and close observation. Last Saturday (Dec. 14) his WBC count was down to 29. But his Vestibular Disease is still at risk. Together with his other illness. He was a nice active boy when he doesn't feel dizzy. But when he does he just stops and involuntarily wobble, fall down or just laying on his box. There's no specific duration when he would heal since the vet has told us that this might be cause by his Nervous system. So continuous check up and medications are advised.
With your help, we will have hope for him. Thank you so much for your donations and support him in his Vestibular Imbalance Disease.
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