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    I have a client/friend who's Cavalier has exhibited what I felt were sm symptoms for several months. I've encouraged her to see a specialist and she has now reached a critical point where something must be done. I am going with her to see the doctor who treated Jake and Shelby to discuss her situation. I've encouraged her to have an MRI which can be done at this facility.

    Thanks so much to Kendall and Karlin for all of your incredible information on this horrible conditions. Thanks to you also Nicki. I wish I could have a more positive outlook but just feel this will be the diagnosis. The symptoms are just too classic.

    Please keep us in your thoughts for Monday.
    Cathy
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    I'll be thinking of you guys Cathy! Good for you for encouraging your friend. It's such a misunderstood disease. Abbey doesn't have the syrinxes, but she has enough of the malformation to cause the CSF fluid to flow just off enough where she exhibits SM symptoms. A lot of neuros are now calling it COSM, to include such cases so if you hear this, that's what it means. Keep us posted, and please pass on our thoughts to your friend. I hope she makes it onto the site to learn all she can.

    Good luck!
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Sorry to hear your friend's dog may have SM. It's wonderful you have been able to provide her with the information she needs to get the best treatment for her pup. Let me know if you need anything or if she wants to get in touch. I'd be happy to talk to her about it and my experiences.
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    Dearest Cathy

    I'm so very sorry to hear about your firend's dog with poss. SM - well done though that you have been able to encourage them to see a specialist, and bless you for going with her, that's so good of you.

    You will all be in our thoughts and prayers on Monday, trying to be positive for them and sending lots of positive thoughts.


    Karlin - and Kendall - have worked so hard getting all this information together, we are so lucky to have such a good rescource on the condition, and the wonderful support too - much appreciated
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
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    The forum and the email lists are really the sum of the people who participate -- the personal stories, insights and advice are I think so helpful and are a community effort.

    Sorry to hear your friend has concerns about her dog; there are many support resources here and elsewhere which I hope will help.
    Karlin
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    You will all be in my thoughts, wishing you all the very best, could let us know the result please.

    Alison, Wilts, U.K.

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    Sitting here with fingers crossed that everything goes well....

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    Hope all goes well today...fingers crossed.
    Mary-owned by Maya, Scout, Jazz and Sassy
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    Excellent news!! First of all...she's going to find a new vet! She was so badly misdirected by her previous vet. "Anna" has an allergy, a ruptured ear drum, dys..... (where her eyelashes irritated her eyes) and she needs to lose a bit of weight. The doctor's assessment of her neurological condition was all good. It's been a long day. We were there for a little over 4 hours between tests, visits and waiting. But....I think "Susie" will sleep very well tonight. Thanks for all of your good wishes everyone!!
    Cathy
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    Oh yay! Happy news happy news ...I love happy news!
    Mary-owned by Maya, Scout, Jazz and Sassy
    Annie at the bridge 3/13
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance......

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