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Tania
1st February 2009, 04:25 PM
Hello Everyone,

December Molly was diagnosed with sm. The original specialist more or less wrote her off. We quickly changed specialists to Clare Rusbridge who has given us a lot of hope. Molly has been taken off the garbapentin (carefully), we are now slowly withdrawing the Rymadil. She will stay on the Cimetidene probably for life. If I understand things correctly, Clare has not treated a dog at such an early stage. Molly has syrinxs on her neck and a very large pre-syrix on her spine. We are watching her carefully and she will have another MRI in 6 months time. This proves finding someone who understands this terrible disease is just so important.


Molly is bouncy and full of life. I found some nice soft fleece harnesses for both Molly and Dougall which hopefully will make walking easier.
Molly was in a DVD and a book last year. If she is well enough, we have
been told she can be Diva again this year.

LovesCavaliers
1st February 2009, 08:41 PM
Tania,

So sorry to hear that your lovely cav has SM, but glad to hear that there is hope for her and that you have found a good specialist.

Mary

merlinsmum
1st February 2009, 09:02 PM
Tania,

Glad to see you have a proper diagnosis and treatment. :xfngr: the treatment contains the pain:flwr:

Sandrac
2nd February 2009, 01:37 PM
Tania, Thank goodness you were able to get Molly under the excellent care of Clare. At least you now know she is in the best possible hands.:thmbsup:

Cathy Moon
4th February 2009, 01:13 AM
I'm so glad you got a second opinion from Clare Rusbridge. :thmbsup: I hope Molly gets to be Diva. :D

Can you tell us about the DVD and book? I've been trying to figure it out on my own with no luck!