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 Post subject: Polyneuropathy?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:57 am 
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Update (12/29/11):

Apollo's tensilon test was positive and vet thought myasthenia gravis was a strong possibility. We tried treatment and saw improvement for about a month. This past week he has deteriorated to his prior condition. We are now seeing actual muscle deterioration in his back legs.

The neurologist believes it's most likely polynueropathy. She is running the blood test to rule out toxoplasmosis and, once we hear back tomorrow, we will start treatment.

Thank you for all of the comments, they are very sweet and supportive. Very much appreciated!

- Apollo's (Worried) Mom

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:19 am 
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I've not heard of it, but I wanted to say I hope that you find some answers and that Apollo recovers ASAP. Hugs to you both.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:07 pm 
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This polyneuropathy associated with Revolution, is not the same as that described, experienced and associated with many Bengals.

Polyneuropathy is a general term which merely means a disease which affects multiple nerves.
There are many many causes and conditions that cause polyneuropathy. Infections, drugs, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, toxins, vitamin deficiency etc. etc.

That seen in Bengals is thought to be a genetic predisposition, my Bengal had not had any Revolution or similar compound.

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Wow! I have no idea, but like Fenstar, I hope you find a solution soon and that he gets better.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:39 pm 
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Thank you for your well wishes!

I tried to capture a video of his condition yesterday but he wasn't up to taking more than a step.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5mlcZUxcE

You can see that he's hunched in on himself. Saturday night and this morning (Sunday), he refuses to do anything but roll on his back.

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LOL the music... I feel bad for thinking this video is cute when the lil guy is obviously not well... :oops:

Get better soon, Apollo!!!

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pylea wrote:
LOL the music... I feel bad for thinking this video is cute when the lil guy is obviously not well... :oops:

Get better soon, Apollo!!!



Is there music in the video? I had to place some sort of audio over it because my phone's camera doesn't work right and there's a loud screeching noise. I added one of the YouTube choices that I couldn't actually hear so thought it was silent. Just ignore that part =)

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OMG that makes so much more sense... it's like this really dreary/despairing choir of doom... I was like "why is she making this really sad video also kind of hilarious????" :roll:

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Poor boy. Could it be a side effect of the vaccination? Have the vets looked at all possible scenarios as seems to also tie in with that. Did the vets say that selamectin poisoning had these symptoms? It must have something to do with either of those two things... If they're not being very forthcoming you may need to see another vet practice soon!!

I hope he gets better soon and it all gets sorted out, it must be very worrying for you.

EDIT: Sorry I misread the part about vaccinations :oops: -you said he was lethargic like he was after his vaccination, so its clearly not down to that then! I do hope he has improved.

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My Bengal kitten is actually suffering from what seems to be the same thing. So far they seem to think that it is Distal Neuropathy. Have you found anything else out? I noticed there haven't been any replies in over a week now. I was just curious how your little guy was doing now. Hopefully he is much better!


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OmNom, any updates? I hope Apollo is okay...

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Hi OmNom,

I hope Apollo is ok, I hav a Bengal boy who has Bengal Polyneuropathy. We don't know what brought it on, but it most cases in can be treated.

The vet treating Ziggy at the Royal Dick mentioned that trauma, stress, etc can bring on this. There is no cure as such, but a steroid (sorry can't remember the name) subdues the polyneuropathy.

Ziggy our boy, who has had a clinical diagnosis is doing fine. He has not had the steroids for over a year.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:01 am 
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Thank you everyone for the comments! I updated the OP. Unfortunately, we are back to where we started. Vet believes polynueropathy is most likely. I guess we will know more after treatment :(

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Prednisone is the steroid used to treat Distal Polyneuropathy in felines.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Oh sorry to hear that.. I do hope he gets better following treatment, at least they are closer to the cause and if it is polynueropathy the treatment from other peoples experiences on here sounds hopeful. All the best to you and Apollo. Do keep us updated x

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