It took probably six or seven months for her to get back to normal, but today she is still alive and doing well. 90% of the symptoms disappeared during this period. There are still some signs, but you need to examine her really closely to notice them. For example, at times she can't blink both her eyes at the same time. When she perks her ears, one moves slightly more than the other. But in the last few weeks, even after two years, things still continue to get better. There are no visible signs left, and I believe our massages were a big help in her improvement.
My dog has been on Prednisone for GME since last July. I am worried now that he's showing signs of Cushing's disease. His prescribed dose has gone up and down and they have even added Cyclosporine with no visible benefit. He's gotten Cytarabine shots every 6 weeks as well. I'm determined to find alternative therapy because he can't be on prednisone for the rest of his life. When we recently brought him in for a digestive problem, they thought his GME had progressed and basically gave us pain meds to keep him comfortable until we were ready to put him down. They thought he was at death's door. Well, since he's been home, he's better but I want more. I'm looking into herbal medicine and acupuncture because I don't believe this is the best quality of life he's going to have. I believe he's at the point where the Pred is hurting more than helping and there must be alternatives.