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Love my Cavaliers
21st June 2011, 07:10 PM
About a month ago I posted that Madison had collapsed while we were taking a walk. I took her to the neurologist and her neuro exam checked out fine. He sent her over to cardiology for a workup and she checked out fine there also, except the cardiologist heard a faint click. They said if it happened again to bring her back to cardio for a 24 hour holter monitor test. Well, it happened again today. She started walked sideways like she was drunk and then started lifting one back leg, but continued to staggeringly walk, then lift the other rear leg out at an angle. Luckily we were at our door when this happened. She continued to do this for about 10 minutes. A quick call to the neurologist (I was actually able to talk directly to him) and she is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow at 9 am. He agreed that this does not sound cardiac related at all.

My poor baby. She is Riley's half sister. Riley is my severly affected SM dog. I will let you all know later in the day what we find on the MRI. She has never shown any signs of SM, but you just never know - especially with what Karlin just posted about how many dogs actually have SM. Wish us luck.

21st June 2011, 07:26 PM
So sorry to read this. Let us know how you get on. We'll have everything crossed for you.

Brian M
21st June 2011, 08:48 PM

Best wishes to you both for tomorrow ,when you mentioned a click and leg sticking out
I fully expected you to say a poss patella problem .The mri will find it out for you so all
our best thoughts be with you two .

Sydneys Mom
21st June 2011, 09:56 PM
Sending good thoughts your way. Best of luck tomorrow.

Love my Cavaliers
21st June 2011, 10:12 PM
Sorry for the confusion Brian. The cardiologist heard a click in her heartbeat - didn't call it a murmur though.

21st June 2011, 10:53 PM
Hi there. I hope everything goes well for Madison tomorrow and that you get the answers you need. Will be thinking of you both.

21st June 2011, 11:11 PM
We'll have our paws crossed and be thinking of you tomorrow. :lotsaluv:

Margaret C
21st June 2011, 11:31 PM
Keeping my fingers crossed for you both.

21st June 2011, 11:33 PM
Oh no. Poor girl. Prayers to u...

21st June 2011, 11:33 PM
Oh Bev. Hugs to you and e-mail me when you find out. These guys just won't let us stop worrying will they. Praying for you and Madison. When I read that post by Karlin today I literally felt sick for this beautiful breed. Hugs.

22nd June 2011, 02:58 AM
thinking of you and Madison

Jasper and Holly
22nd June 2011, 04:36 AM
Hope all goes well today.

22nd June 2011, 05:22 AM
Thinking of you guys! Hope all is okay with the MRI! Sending :hug:

22nd June 2011, 05:28 AM
Hope all goes well today, fingers crossed and prayers sent!

Love my Cavaliers
22nd June 2011, 08:36 PM
Just a quick note to let you all know that Maddie does not have SM!!! What she does have is Verterbral Basilar Insufficiency. I am on my way to pick her up now. Her neuro said she has a 4 mm spot at C1 which has a consistent loss of blood flow, probably caused by a narrowing of an artery to her brain. I don't quite understand it, so if anyone knows anything about it, please tell me everything you know. He said usually the ony treatment is a baby aspirin a day. Right now her blood clotting tests have come back normal, but they did a specialized clotting test that they will have to wait a day or so for the result before they start her on any medication. Just happy it's not SM and she did great with the anesthesia.

22nd June 2011, 08:40 PM
I am so relieved it's not SM.....A big hug from me..You must be in such turmoil !

Please keep us posted on her condition.

Jasper and Holly
23rd June 2011, 04:31 AM
That's good it's not SM and I hope she is ok on baby aspirin.

23rd June 2011, 05:20 PM