We wish you, guys, many happy years to come. Now Bella can live a normal life. Her condition is frequently being mis-diagnosed. The main symptom of Megaesophagus is regurgitation of water, mucous or food. Regurgitation is throwing up without any warning; vomiting is associated with retching. The dog looses appetite, looses weight, has difficulty while swallowing. Dogs with this condition try to clear their throat frequently with a “hacking” sound. Aspiration pneumonia is a frequent complication of this condition. The Bailey Chair was first designed by Donna and Joe Koch for their dog Bailey. The dog lived 13 years after being diagnosed with Megaesophagus. Donna released a DVD teaching how to build a Bailey Chair. Another couple that lives in California, Susan Sanchez and her husband build these chairs. They have already built 452 chairs with many of those being donated. Susan’s husband works full time and makes the chairs after work during the week and on weekends. They just finished a chair that will soon be on it’s way to Italy.