View Full Version : Isabelle's MRI Wednesday: best of luck

14th September 2010, 11:40 PM
I know this is a big worry for Pamela (http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/entry.php?127-Nervous) so wanted to send her and Isabelle best wishes for the scan tomorrow. Please come let us know how it goes; you have lots of support here. :flwr:

14th September 2010, 11:53 PM
Thinking of you Pamela and Isabelle :hug: Post when you feel ready. xxx

15th September 2010, 01:41 AM

I have been thinking and praying for you and isabelle:hug:. I know this has been difficult and please feel free to e-mail me whenever. The best of luck and I know that no matter what, you have a lot of people here to support you.:hug:

15th September 2010, 12:13 PM
We're all thinking of you over here too - good luck :wggle:

15th September 2010, 04:07 PM
Hi Pamela. Thinking of you and wondering if Isabelle has had her scan yet. I hope you're ok :flwr:

Pamela Warrington
15th September 2010, 08:50 PM
Hello Friends,

Thanks for all who wrote, I really do draw strength from each and everyone. Well the news was not actually what I wanted to hear, but it still was a answer to pray. When Dr Wayne L Berry did his exam with her and looked at the eyes and did all the physically exam, I was hopeful because he said he saw no signs, but then when I heard what he found in her MRI results it did show SM, however it is very moderate a very mild case seeing as she is 6 years old. He seemed very promising about her outcome and wants to keep her on the small amount of medication, it seems it is doing well with her the 50mg twice a day, however he does want to add a steroid shot once in awhile to help with the inflammation in the lower part. She does not need any type of surgery, for that I am ever so grateful that he does not see the need for that. They did a spinal tap wont know answers for that until a few days I believe. Thanks for all of the kind words and thoughts that were shared for Isabelle and myself. My prayer will continue to be that she will live a good life and the disease will not progress. She is doing well today a little groggy after her MRI but she seems to be in good spirits. Love to all!!


15th September 2010, 08:55 PM
Sending hugs and best wishes Pamela to you and Isabelle:hug:

Pamela Warrington
15th September 2010, 09:02 PM
Thank you I really need them thanks for caring.:thnx:


Love my Cavaliers
15th September 2010, 09:39 PM
It's always great news when a neurologist feels pretty confident that a dog can be managed on meds alone. Here's hoping for a happy and long long life for Isabelle from Riley, my SM dog who was diagnosed when she was almost six years old and is now 8 years old and is still running and loving life.

Pamela Warrington
16th September 2010, 02:55 AM
Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement, that gives me great hope to know that your beloved cavalier is still running and enjoying life to the fullest. This is my hope and prayer also for Isabelle. She is the sweetest part of my life, I enjoy everyday God blessings me with her. Take Care


Kate H
16th September 2010, 10:07 AM
My Oliver was also diagnosed with SM at 6. He's now 9, very fit, running around and enjoying a completely normal life. When he went to the vet earlier this year for his boosters, she gave him a quick check over and said 'He's very fit.' To which I replied 'He's got SM, spondylosis and a Grade 2 heart murmur, but yes, he's very fit - he's just not very healthy!' Long may Isabelle stay fit!

Kate, Oliver and Aled