27th November 2008, 03:19 PM
SM and lameness
Hi -can anybody offer some advice. Tilly is becoming increasingly lame in her front left leg - so much so that she is sometimes finding it difficult to get up after a nap. When in sit she usually hovers this leg off of the ground - she has a definite limp when in slow walk but in 'trot' and run you can hardly tell she is lame.
She was 2 last week - with early onset SM "pointing of cerebellum due to overcrowded caudal fossa, large syrinx throughout cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal cord" - from MRI report.
I know the gabapentin is for pain relief (shes on 100 mg x3) - but shouldn't this help with the debilitating lameness?
Also - could anybody recommend a neurologist in the Buckinghamshire area?
Many thanks - Ruth M