Emma was found as a four-month old kitten at one of our colonies. She was adopted with her adult friend, Fritzie, and stayed with the new family till they became homeless. Back to us after five years. She was a mellow, quiet lady, with just a little something amiss...as if she'd had a slight head injury, or...kind of a blankness in her eyes, but no biggie.
Just two days ago, she started walking around, slowly and deliberately, and sniffing everything. It was as if she were trying to figure out where she was. Her movements were awkward. She had one episode of foaming at the mouth, but no seizure before or after it. Within a few hours, she was turning in circles, slowly, to the right, and staying in her bed. After she settled, her head still turned to the right.
Odd systemic conditions are perfect for homeopathy. I called my go-to homeopath, and had a chat. She suspected that Emma was experiencing the mysterious vestibular disorder: a condition in which the vestibular area of the inner ear is affected. It is unknown what causes these disorders, and there is no known treatment save time and...the homeopathic remedy Lycopodium.
This morning I got some Lycopodium, but by the time I got back from the store, she had improved! The doctor had said that it could take days, weeks, or much longer to resolve, or that the condition could be permanent. So I'm still in a happy daze here! We gave her one dose of the remedy, and the doctor said to wait and see how she does. Three doses eight hours apart had been prescribed. She is still sniffing a bit, curiously, but is up out of bed (she was immobile for almost all of yesterday). She can walk in a straight line, and there's no more circling.
THANK YOU CAT GODS! And thank you, dear doctor!