Last Saturday, my Whippet Folly was running round like her usual idiot self near tea time. She then suddenly screamed and could not control her back legs properly. A panic ring to the vets and taking her in followed. She was kept in over night and saw a specialist vet on Sunday. Put simply she has been diagnosed with Fibrocartilaginous Embolism, (FCE). I had never heard of this so I am asking if any one has experience of it, and what to expect. I have been told to slowly build up her exercise and tailor it to how she is. Since Sunday she is slowly improving, by now her gait is not to bad, in fact quite a few people wouldn't tell she wasn't right but she hasn't got the fluid movement she used to have. The only real problem I have is she is determined to carry on as normal, like bed time she obviously still thinks she should be upstairs with me, but she does not want to be carried. Fortunately she doesn't struggle when I pick her up but she does her best to get to the stairs before I can. So far I have managed but as she improves she will most likely get their before me sometime, I can only hope that by then she can manage the stairs ok.