My beautiful Ruby was diagnosed 2 months ago with SM and even though she didnt show many symptoms i had a gut feeling that she had it.
Her SM is quite advanced and our neurologist luckily is Clare Rusbridge. We were advised to put her on a diuretic called Zitak which she has been on since and we have Metacam at home which we can give her if she needs it. Only have done 3 times since diagnosis!
Her symptoms seem to have progressed since but still she shows no pain. Im not sure if it is the heat agrivating her or whether we should think about trying different meds.
We dont have much time to play around (for want of a better word) with differnet meds as her syrinx is very wide and if it getts much wider could cut of her fluid completely and there for paralyse her!
Her symptoms have always been the scratching and head rubbing but lately i have noticed that she wont come to me for a cuddle anymore and she never used to sit anywhere but my lap! she flinches when you want to go near her head and she has started nibbling her feet.
I know that all these things are typical of SM dogs but it devastates me to think that the little time bomb inside my baby girl is ticking away and we arent being more pro active in her treatment.!!!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
Karen and Ruby xx