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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by james1, Aug 12, 2009.
Has anyone had experience of this
Sorry what is it??
Its more common in Labs by all counts but i need to know peoples experiences with it
Sorry not heard of it but hope urs is ok.
Hes getting tested for everything and we're having to go to America to have these done.
thanks for your wishes - hes very good, but id just like him better and back to his springy self
Oh no!! whats happened? whats wrong?
Couldnt tell you Molly, Hes got a limp but the symptoms have never been seen before by any of the specialits. Hes took about £5k in three months and weve tested everything possible. The specialist thinks its one of those conditions seen only a few hundred times a year - a matter of xrays showing nothing (4 or 5 sets done now on all limbs), no arthritis, all tests are either clear or normal. Hes waiting to be booked in for an MRI, but we're waiting for CNM results.
Its lucky we have a specialist that is a bit like House ..... hes not prepared to plump for the easy answer of age or something as simple. His bone structure is that of a 5 year old and same with his joints, his muscle development is top draw even without any propper exercise for the last 6 months.
Just need to source it, treat it and get some physio then back to usual
Oh dear ive just looked it up and it says its a muscle wasting disease similar to muscular dystrophy in humans, but if the muscle test is fine then surely it isnt that, oh god i hope it sorted soon which dog is it age i mean. It did say as you did its more common to labs.
Yes thats the trouble - if they are diagnosed with CNM they usually dont make it past a few months. There is another one called EIC (Excessive Induced Collapse)
As I say we've exhausted all the regular tests so are now going for the more exotic ones, its absolutley doing our heads in not knowing.
His muscle tests have come back fine - he was anethnetised and had electric stimulation put through them - if any were out of place they dont act in the same way as other ones... so its easy to spot... ot something like it anyway !??
Good luck. Sometime's the not knowing is worse isn't
can tell you its hurting a little
Oh you must be out of your minds with worry, hope all goes well and they can do something
Sorry only just have caught up with this sorry about you pup.
Just hope this can really be sorted out i really feel for you all.
We had alot of trouble with one of our puppies he could not walk at 20 weeks and cried in pain all the time.
After months of tests we found out he grew too quickly and his body did not fit in his bones.
So i can feel for you really i can.
Thinking of you x
thanks but its not the pup hes terrific its my super dog Beam at 11yrs
Sorry i know it was a dog but i call them all pups sorry.
Hope things will turn out fine for you and your dog.
Thinking of you good luck.
Well thankfully, weve just got the results and he has tested negative. A relief.
Oh thats fantastic, i bet relief is putting it mildly, ive been watching and waiting for an update, where do you go from here then.
It looks like hes now going to be a case study - he had suspected this and mentioned it early when we first saw him, they are bringing in a 'medition' a non surgeon but specialist in medical issues (something like it) to have a look at him. Its going to be free until they find out what the matter is. All tests have now been exhausted ... im talking unpronouncable names like toxico plasmosis etc etc.
By all counts hes a fit dog - its got under the specialists skin now and hes just dedicated to finding out what it is . We were told after the first look at his xrays that this will probably be one of those cases thats is a seminal moment in the way older dogs are treated. His skeleton is in good order and theres no ligament issues as they can see.
Im just so relieve its not a myopathy - super dog, we just need to get to the bottom of it. So damn relieved
And sounds like you have someone else devoted to him, sounds like he'l leave no stone unturned, thats good, sure he will get to the bottom of it in time be patient, its something we havnt got much of when its their welfare i know, but he's fit and thats half the battle won in terms of treatment if needed no hinderances. Fingers crossed keep me informed ime intrigued now and concerned of course. X
thanks, thats quite reassuring