As of today,January 23, 2009, my puppy isn't doing so well. He has lost all mobility in his rear end and he is quickly losing the use of his front legs as well. The doctors all say that respiratory failure is next. I won't let my precious baby go like this. This disease is the cruelist form of punishment I have ever seen in a beloved animal. I take him to a veterinary acupuncturist every two weeks for treatment. This seems to maintain a comfort for him and holds the disease at bay for fleeting moments. I have been carrying him up two flights of stairs to go to bed every night and carrying him down every morning for three months now. I will continue to do everything for him that I can. What I am having a hard time understanding is, why him??? Only a mere 5% of corgis get degenerative myolopathy. The average age of the onset of the disease is 11.2 years of age. This is exactly when he started showing symptoms. If he lives until April 8, 2009 we will celebrate his 13th birthday.