Originally Posted by Reg
I am sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with your cat. Conditions like this become very frustrating and hard on the nerves to say the least.
I've been thinking about your problems today and after seeing Barkingdogs reply to your comments of earlier. I think his suggestion of using a chiropractor might be worth considering, considering what appears to be neck or spine problems. Something else I think might be worth looking into would be homeopathics or naturopathic medicine to see if a practitioner could shed some light on the problem. The way you speak it appears as if you have a vet that you can work with, and has animals well-being at heart. If you think he is open to alternatives I would be running it by him and getting his ideas, and possibly he could give you some referrals, and possibly suggest a chiropractor.
I had similar problems years ago where the vet had hit a brick wall and didn't know what to do, or where to go. A friend suggested alternatives, and we found a vet who had practiced regular medicine for 12 years, and decided to expand her knowledge into homeopathic medicine. She was able to put her finger on the problem, which proved to be a comedy of errors, vaccinations, spaying, long distance travel with strange animals and of course a new home, not to mention and overprescribing of antibiotics over extended period of time. This raised supreme havoc with her metabolism. The damage done left her with no alternative but to treat with homeopathics and the cat is still with us today.
I think your vet would more than likely appreciate knowing what the problem is that he is unable to solve. So have a chat and see what the vet suggests. We would be anxious to hear the outcome.
Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm not sure Brandy needs a chiropractor as his legs are fine, they are just very weak, but it is definitely an alternative. I am very tempted to try out homeopathy and in fact my vet is also well versed in this alternative.
Tonight we are taking Brandy to the clinic to have an XRay and ultrasound... hopefully this will shed light on something.
I spoke to my vet again this morning [he is indeed very supporting] and even after consulting with colleagues, they can't figure out what's wrong with our little one
i will keep you posted with the outcome of the tests... thanks for your caring
PS barkingdog - I also thought you were a male!