6th October 2011, 11:25 AM
Border Collie with Hydrosyringomyelia
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum....but we are here because my 2 year old border collie has been diagnosed with severe Hydrosyringomyelia. We had an MRI two weeks ago & before that he was being treated for a slipped disc for a week, unfortunately the meds for that made his condition worse. We have been on steroids, gabapentin, frusemide & antibiotics for 10 days. I see you mention CSF inhibitors....what are they? he has typical cav symptoms, scratching, loss of front leg use, sensitivity to noise, scoliosis in his neck....my vet can't believe he is seeing all this in a collie! He has dilated ventricles, and a severe syrinx which tracks all down his cervical spine, it takes up the most of his cord in places, plus a hydrocephalus....
I can see this forum being INVALUABLE as a source of information & help, its great to be able to read other peoples stories of this horrible condition.