Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael SalkinI'm sorry to hear of this with Fliss 2. Her backward somersault and subsequent ataxia ("drunken sailor") indicate a severe vestibular (balance) disorder in a geriatric cat. Vestibular disorders are further clarified into idiopathic (unknown cause), peripheral (involving the inner/middle ears), and central (involving the cerebellum and/or brainstem). I would be concerned about a malignant process at her advanced age. I need to consider a partial seizure resulting in her vestibular behavior as well. A careful neurologic exam is indicated and we're likely to need to MRI such a patient - an advanced diagnostic inappropriate for Fliss 2 in my mind. Please let her vet know what you're witnessing. I'm afraid, however, that we're quite limited as to what we might do for Fliss 2 at this time. It's 4:30AM here but I promise to reply late this morning if need be.
Thank you for this. She disappeared for 3 years and has lived rough. I aim to make her last weeks/months comfortable for her.