In Loving Memory of Abi

Degenerative Myelopathy is a slow, progressive spinal cord disorder. The cause of the condition is unknown, although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease – a condition in which the body's immune system begins to attack its own nerve cells. The disease is slowly progressive. Affected dogs get progressively weaker and more uncoordinated as the disease process progresses. The condition bears many similarities to multiple sclerosis in people. The initial clinical sign is usually an increased difficulty standing up. The rear legs become progressively weaker, and the dog becomes more and more uncoordinated. If forced to turn quickly, affected dogs will often fall. There is no effective treatment for Degenerative Myelopathy.
Abi (Macey) went to the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, February 27, 2010. She has now found her sister/friend Lacey and is able to run and jump and do all the things she has been unable to do for a very long time. Whenever I think of her, this picture is how I see her. She will always have a special place in my heart because I know she was supposed to be with me.
“So fly away and wait for me,
At the Rainbow’s end, at the Rainbow Bridge
Just wait for me and I’ll be there.”

Abi went to the Rainbow Bridge on February 27, 2010


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