I have cut and pasted this from my post on Facebook because I know some of my cat-owning friends won't be able to read it there. I wondered if anyone had come across FHS, and/or if anyone has advice.
It's been an awful day! I thought we were doing so well. Thank you for reading......
Scooter had another seizure. I was there when it started, at 12.40 It lasted a long time. He wasn't really alert and up and about till after 4pm. He's eaten very little. He ate little yesterday too, and he was out in the sun. I wonder if he got dehydrated and the knock on effect was a seizure.
HOWEVER I've been reading about something called Feline Hyperasthesia.
One of the features of this is hypersensitivity around the tail/hips. He definitely has this, but I always put it down to his spondylitis.
BUT- right before the weird seizing, today, he turned and bit and attacked the base of his tail. Something he does now and then. I didn't think anything of it, but it's in the list of symptoms- along with glassy eyes, enlarged pupils, etc.
What it doesn't mention is the twitching. Maybe it is a combination of both. The FHS and seizure too.
I think either way it's down to the tumour or polyp the vet thinks is in his forehead. He's too old for a scan to look into this growth, whatever it is.
I'm shocked to read though, that there are anti-seizure treatments for cats. He's been having them a year now and the vet has said nothing about them. I've seen different vets at the same practice, nothing. The one I usually see is the head of the business.
Time to go to another vet practice, I think. I'm going to email the other one I know of- it's the same sort of distance away......
I know Scoot's 19 and I know it's reasonable to assume this is his last summer, but I want to know what's going on, and whether he's in pain or distress..... also, I've thought for a long time that mistakes were made in Fluffy's treatment in the months up to her death. THIS time I need to listen to my gut, and my gut says something isn't being done for Scooter...