Do you think that a herniated disk would explain going from normal to not being able to be mobile in just an instant? The event that occured happened almost instantaneously. She was acting normally just minutes before whatever event occured. She is indoor only and no injury preciptated the problems.
There were no signs or indicators previous to the "event" yesterday.
I just now picked her up to move her to the cage for the night, and upon picking her up, she extends and stiffens all limbs. I tried to stand her up, but she just leans forward on her face. She cannot or does not attempt to stand. However, you can tickle the hair on her pads and she will pull away. So she is feeling even the lightest touch. I checked her pupils again and they are equal and react to light.
With all this, would you rule out a vestibular issue? Or could this just be a severe case. Would a cat with a lesion or a herniation of a disk still be able to move all limbs but not be able to coordinate movement?
The vet we are seeing is preparing us for euthenasia tomorrow. Obviously if there is any hope for a meaningful recovery and quality of life, I don't want to rush into that.
Do you know any vets in the Lexington Kentucky area that have MRI capability?