Kitten with spina bifida
I am fostering a kitten since yesterday (she's about 6 wks old) that has been diagnosed as having spina bifida. There is no opening to the spine, but she isn't able to use her back legs. If I stand her up and hold her tail lightly, she seems to stand, although her hocks tip inward. If I pinch between her toes, she can feel it and will jerk her foot and object. She seems to be able to move her legs under certain conditions. She pees and poops, but I don't know how much control she has, if any.
I tried looking for this condition online, and I might as well be trying to find instructions on flying by flapping my arms.
She's quite a happy kitten, eats and drinks well, demands attention, purrs, pulls herself around, plays with a pingpong ball.
Since she does feel pain in her feet, does this mean there's enough nerve sensation there to ever have a possibility of walking?
And is there any kind of physical therapy that might help a kitten like this improve?
Are you aware of any websites on this condition in cats, other than an old post by Dr. Mike?
Thanks for any info!