Do you know about the Bailey chairs, which hold them upright to get the food down? Maybe she'd prefer that to being held. Honestly, I expect you'll have to come up with (invent) some sort of arrangement you and Stryker can both agree on.
Anyway thanks for the idea on the Bailey chair. Kind of had the same idea, but was'nt sure if they even made one small enough for her, she's a fairly small cat. I considered maybe geting a baby swing, and seeing if one of my friends could fashion some kind of harness to hold her upright, and to where should would be able to still eat. Thanks again Critters.
This is Stryker (the black kitty) and her housemate Rashke.
Even though she has had few episodes of ME, I'm still trying to figure out some contraption to help her eat, not there yet but it's still being worked on, and will share what is finally figured out.
I found some video of Stryker that I showed the Specialist to help diagnose her that I thought I would share, might help some other folks in the future. The following link is to one of the image sharing sites I use. This video was shot just after we returned from her vet's office when they thought she may have had a stroke. At the time she was only able to walk about five feet before she would get to tired to go further. One thing the video dose not show is her body posture. If you were to see her from the side, when walking her front shoulders were elevated, buet her head was down low, looking downward. In my mind I thought it looked like she had a terrible headache.
http://s18.photobucket.com/user/galansw ... sort=3&o=0
RichardRahl wrote:(Stryker will be going in for radiation treatment for the Hyperthyroidism in the near future)
My cat got radiation treatment for his thyroid and he did really well. The thing I remember most was that afterward we had to be careful disposing of his kitty litter because he was supposedly eliminating radioactivity in his urine for the following month or something after he came home. It's been a while, don't remember all the details. I just remembering putting the garbage can at the very back of the yard to dispose of the kitty litter, and wiping down the kitchen counters a lot. Anyway, I was very, very happy with the results of his treatment.
I think Rashke (who will be 17 this August) took it as hard as I did, no real interest other than eating a little, and sleeping which worried me greatly. I adopted a young female tabby named Rosie, from Angles With Paws, a shelter here in Colorado. The two have bonded, bringing Rashke out of her funk, and have made my home complete again.