Ishkur has a symptom that reminded me a lot of my girl Mimosa, who had severe brain damage from an anoxic event under anesthesia (she stopped breathing).
Ishkur is improving. Doug the vet, when he saw her over a week ago, was very surprised at how much better she was. He thinks she will walk again given time.
Tonight I noticed something about her. She wasn't curling her body spasmodically into a C shape. She still has some twitches, but that big one had stopped. I didn't give her any Gabapentin this morning since last night she got a little dopey, so this improvement is not from the medicine.
That is a symptom I saw in Mimosa when she first came back from surgery, it is unmistakable. Hers stopped after two weeks.
I have spoken with the person who brought me Ishkur to see if we can get more information on this kitten's history. I think some kind of accident happened. Maybe momcat slept on her, who knows. As often happens the person who gave the kitten to my rescue friend was not the original owner, but the granddaughter of the owner so we don't know how much information we can get. Until someone can tell me definitely otherwise I believe she had some sort of trauma/accident/something that caused her brain to be deprived of oxygen and resulted in brain damage.
This is alittle video I did when she had just woken up. She stretches out her front paws and waves them at me to say come here. It is very cute.
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