It’s official :(

Chuy went to the vet on Tuesday 6/29/16 for his annual check up. Other than his missing left front leg, the missing left rear hip joint, the Legg Calve Perthes Diseases, he is fairly healthy. Only one new thing for our dear boy. It is official that he has been diagnosed with DM, (Canine degenerative myelopathy). The vet did a few neurological tests on him after I told him how Chuy tends to fall down alot and how he crosses his back legs when he is laying down, (the bottom one over the top one). Chuy has been doing this for about a year now and I had a feeling it was DM but figured we would just wait as there is no treatment or cure for it. Last year we thought this may be what it was, but things have gotten worse. I can’t believe this, he has been such a trooper throughout his life. I am grateful he has been a part of ours as he truly has been a gift to us. We can only hope to have a few more years with our sweet 8 yr. old boy.SAM_3011

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Chuy is a 1 yr. old Chow/Newfie/Husky/Beagle mix. He has already lost his left frt. leg due to being hit by a car at 4 mos. old. We adopted him when he was 8 mos. old. He has now had FHO surgery on his left rear leg.

5 thoughts on “It’s official :(”

  1. Indeed, what a trooper your sweet boy is. I am awed by his fortitude! I will have to go back and read his whole story.

    Hoping with you for more years together.

    Lisa and Pofi

  2. Sorry to hear about the new diagnosis. Sounds like he has been through a lot, but hopefully he will be able to keep fighting.

  3. Such a BRRRRRREAT picture! Chuy is so handsome!

    I’m sorry Chuy has this latest issue to deal with. But Chuy is such a strong and determined boy. He’s not gonna’ let that DM challenge stop him from living life to tne fullest! No “diagnosis”‘is going to change a thing in Chuy’s world!

    Thanks for the update AND the great photo! Love this dog!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  4. Aww Chuy, this is not good news, but we will not despair~we remember when we first met you on Myspace so many years ago…what a good mate you are:) many prayers for you an yours Chuy, an much love from us too.

    Nuk & Family

  5. Eleanor, that just stinks, I’m so sorry. I want you to know that if I can be of any help at all, please let me know OK? Rehab therapy can do so much for DM, I hope it helps give Chuy lots of good quality time with the pack.

    Sending lots of hugs your way and to you to Mr. Chuy…xoxoxxoox

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