Sierra is my 8y7m old Harlequin Great Dane. She received a rule-out diagnosis of Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) on Saturday 5/30/09.
She had been having symptoms for the last three months.
I am an occupational therapist and have been researching canine rehabilitation since learning of her diagnosis. I feel that I have a lot to offer my girl Sierra as well as others going though a rehabilitation with their pet. DM is degenerative as the name suggests- she will not recover from this- it will take her life eventually, but it’s what we do between now and then that will matter most for her.
Sierra has had a full life. She has traveled many places with her people, she’s hiked, swam and ran alongside my horses when I rode. She has many people who love her.