Tommy was diagnosed in 2005 when I took him to a low cost breeders MRI scheme. He was a 'wimp' who yelped occasionally for no reason & did not like having his ears brushed, but back then we did not know how common the condition was and I was dismayed to be told he had a syrinx.
Originally Posted by emmaK11
He is still with me at eleven and a half years, though we have had some ups and down along the way. It is probably going to be MVD or kidney disease that will take him from me.
I would love to tell you that Emma will be alright but nobody can do that. When you have a dog with SM or symptomatic CM then you live with uncertainty all the time.
It is extremely worrying when you love your dog, but waiting and anticipating something that may not happen is a waste of time and energy that could be better channelled into raising money or awareness about CM/SM.
There is no words, no magic wand that will make you feel secure about Emma's future, but please don't let the happy days, when she is well, slip away. Make the most of the playful little dog you have now.
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.