We have a female Persian, 19 years old. She hasn't been doing so well for the past month or so. Not eating, losing weight, won't poop or pee like she used to. Last night, it appears that she suffered a stroke. She's in good spirits, doesn't seem to be in any pain, has some appetite, but she can't walk. Her right legs are both non-op. Its been about 20 hours. I was hoping for a gradual improvement, but nothing has changed. She can't do anything on her own and gets tangled up with her legs. I don't have any pet experience prior to this cat. Didn't grow up with them. My wife is going to be devastated about losing her, although we both know its going to happen one of these days. For those of you that have been through this, what did you do? We can't really stomach the thought of putting her down when she's not in pain, but basically her quality of life is now gone and she requires round the clock watching. I'm still hoping for some recovery, however, since there hasn't been any improvement since it happened, I am growing more doubtful. Can paralysis diminish with more time?