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    Thank you all so much for your kind words and support. And Sins, my best to you and Daisy. I hope she feels better soon.
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    Oh, I'm so sorry that the medication had no effect on Maggie. In some ways it makes your decision to have surgery a little easier though. At least that's how I felt with Riley. Pre-operatively, no dosage of gabapentin or prednisone or anything else made any difference in her symptoms. After her surgery, she is well controlled on 5 mg a day of prednisone. It will be three years in June since her surgery - amazing. Please PM me if you just want to talk or you have any questions or concerns.

    Tuesday will be the longest day for you, but you can spend the day on CavalierTalk and we'll chat with you and help you get through it until you hear from Maggie's neurosurgeon that she made it through surgery o.k. Just remember to keep breathing.
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    I will be thinking of you both on Tuesday sending tons of positive vibes your way. Your such a good mommy.

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    It is really hard to have to go through the stress of a surgery like that... Please let us know the details of what happens Tuesday and after.. I wish u lots of courage and keep my fingers crossed for a smooth surgery. WE are here when u want to talk...
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    I'm so sorry and I will be thinking of you

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    Tuesday will be a long day but hang in there. Like others said there is no right or wrong, you are doing what you think is best. Stay strong. One person sent a picture of how they decorated the kennel for recovery. I thought it was a good idea. Hugs and paws crossed.

    Sins I'm sorry to hear about daisy...

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    Thank you all so much !
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    Quote Originally Posted by sins View Post
    Just to echo what Pat has said about NSAIDs.
    Daisy didn't cope well with Rimadyl...she's been vomiting twice daily over the last ten days and we've now stopped it.
    Looks like Gabapentin from now on.
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    Hi Sins
    This rang a bell with me. My first boy who had SM did not do well on Rimadyl either. He was given Metacam and it did not cause any problems for him. Just a thought.
    all the best
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    Wow, I can't imagine giving my SM girl her Gabapentin only one time per day. I can tell as soon as it begins to wear off and it's time for her next dose. If I am even a little off schedule, she starts up with the scratching and bunny-hopping. As long as I keep her on a regular schedule, 3/day, (sometimes 4, depending on timing) she is kept very comfortable. Once a day seems like it would only exacerbate her symptoms because she would get relief, and then it would wear off after 8 hours and she would have to go a long time until her next dose.

    And, I should have added.. good luck to you tomorrow!
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    Good luck tomorrow Stacy.
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