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Syringomyelia in my Maltese

Postby Pammiestuff » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:51 pm

Hi am new here and I was wondering if anyone's baby has been diagnosed with Syringomyelia. My baby has it and I was wondering if anyone has been dealing with it for awhile.

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Re: Syringomyelia in my Maltese

Postby MyMalteseKid » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:17 pm

Hi....I have not heard of this before. I did a quick search for it. Am sorry that you and your little one are dealing with this issue.

I was surprised when I read that one symptom can be when a dog is scratching on the ear, shoulder, neck or sternum typically only on one side of the body. Sometimes the dog will scratch without ever making skin contact and the dog can start scratching while moving. I would never have thought it could something like this.

With your post it has made me now aware that scratching on the ear could be more then just an itch....TU we learn from the forum and posters.

What type of treatment is your little one going through. Did you have to see a Specialist? Is she responding well to treatment?

I wish you and your little one well and please let us know how she is doing.

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Re: Syringomyelia in my Maltese

Postby Peewees Mom » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:40 pm

I have a three year old maltese yorkie mix. A morkie I guess they call it. He was a rescue and a month after I got him last January, he began to have transient pain in his neck. He also had a hard time lifting his leg to pee and rarely sat. He had an MRI and was diagnosed with syringomeyia. He takes prednisone every three or four days and seems to be doing well. He was on pain meds but his stomach would get upset too often. I plan on keeping him on the steroid to keep him pain free. How ever long we have with our Peewee will be determined by whether and how the disorder progresses. We see a neurologist every six months and so far so good. I hope your baby does as well.

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