I thought I would start a new thread now that my little Rosie has been for her full MRI at Chestergates. Scans of her brain ,cervical and thoracolumbar spine were obtained in three planes of orientation .According to Martins letter the scans revealed a moderate elongation of the cerebellar uvula which mildly protruded through the foramen magnum (Chiari-like malformation ) which he advised in Rosie's case ,is not associated with the formation of syringohydromyelia. In addition the disc at the level of L6/L7 appeared hypointense ( on T2 weighted images ) with moderate extrusion of disc material and secondary compression of the cauda equina .He continued the MRI findings were consistent with intervertebral disc disease at L6/L7,likely to be Hansen Type 1 but Type 11 cannot be completely ruled out .And in view of the lack of significant clinical signs after her neurological examination that there were no neurological deficits . She had normal patellar reflexes ,slightly
reduced cranial tibial reflexes and present panniculus reflexes and after manipulation of her neck in all directions with no sign of pain nor any sign of discomfort of the neck/shoulder region.He recommended room rest and lead walking and possible future physio/hydrotherapy treatment together with her Rimadyl and Gabapentin for a period of 28 days .
We go back on Friday for a review of her treatment ,would there be any questions I should ask .
With regard to her patella I possibly propose to let her have the operation just before Xmas as we normally close at work for two weeks so then I would be able to watch over her .
Again may I thank all members for their interest shown ,guidance and support for the two of us .