Just to let you know Yoshi has his MRI tomorrow - I am not sure if I want a positive or a negative. I positive will say I know what is wrong with him let's get working on doing our best to make him more comfortable, however it's not something I really want to hear I want there to be a quick fix and it to be something simple.
I've seen a lot of comments about cheaper MRI's and who they are for. In the Netherlands Dieren kliniek "den heuvel" in Best performs an MRI for all Cavaliers at a special price €305 (this price if for Cavaliers only from what I gather and for the Syringomyelia test - other breeds / tests cost €800+) the results are sent to Dr Claire Rushbridge in the UK also. They will also ensure you have a full treatment advice for your vet - so it's not necessary to return to Best for treatment - which is good as it is far for me at least. This clinic is used by a lot of the Dutch breeders but there is not problem taking your symptomatic dog there (as I am with Yoshi). Originally I was going to visit the University Clinic in Utrecht which is excellent but is also approx €1000 - however if my vet cannot manage the treatment I will probably use Utrecht for treatment etc. Here the condition is almost a complete unknown in standard vet clinics, I have bombarded my vet with information from the sm.cavaliertalk website so she's not completely lost
For other Dutch Cavalier owners - the Dutch Cavalier club has been great with me I am not a member but I rang them with lots of questions and had nothing but support and help from the lady I rang. They directed me to this vets and she has kept in touch asking how it was going etc. I think maybe it is time to take up membership
Oh well a day of nerves waiting for me - I think I need to clean the house or something to deal with the nervous energy.