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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    The only symptoms of sm Molly showed was limping/lameness and like you we had xrays and numerous tests. My vet had not heard of sm but supported me in further investigations. It is vitally important a neurologist is
    seen who has considerable experience in this. My first specialist who is reputable and knew about sm gave us some pain killers and told us there was not a future beyond 3 months. We seeked help from Clare Rusbridge over 12 months ago, Molly has stabilised and living a pain free happy life.

    Hi Tania that give's me a lot of hope knowing your little Molly is living a pain free life now

    Did it take long for the med's to kick in. Every time i think he's not limping so much the next day he limp's again
    but it is early day's i must not be so impatient i just hate to see him in pain

    any way take care.
    Lizzie
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    Brother & Sister 09/02/2007 - Blenheim

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    Almost the only symptom of my Oliver's SM is a lame front leg. But he doesn't seem to limp because the leg is painful, but because the nerves have been damaged and he has no reflexes. He therefore doesn't trust it to take his weight. He doesn't limp all the time, he just treads lightly on the bad leg. The only time we have problems with it is when he walks on rough, tussocky grass and he is forced to use the bad leg in order to keep his balance - and then I think it's less the leg itself, but more that the muscles on that leg have wasted because no weight has been put on them, and when they are suddenly used again they ache. A day's rest puts him right. The loss of nerve sensation may not even be a symptom of his small syrinx - it can also be caused by dilated ventricles pushing the brain outwards.

    But yesterday he ran around off the lead in the local country park for 40 minutes and didn't limp at all. I'm trying to slowly build up his fitness in preparation for our seaside holiday in Norfolk in May - he'd hate to be left behind!

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

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    Thank you kate

    i am rearly enioying reading every one's post's it's made me feel it's not as bad as i thought i know my charlie will be ok

    take care
    Lizzie
    Mum to my four legged furry babies - Charlie & Poppy
    Brother & Sister 09/02/2007 - Blenheim

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