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    Default Headed to surgery on Monday in Florida

    We are scheduled to see Dr. Schubert at University of Florida on Monday. Surgery likely on Tuesday. Getting all the paperwork and MRI images sent to his office this week. I am consistently hearing very good things about him and the hospital. I have been impressed with the communications by their staff. I did try to talk with other respected options. Long Island Vet Clinic, which is major specialist in CM surgery, never returned calls or emails in three days. Same for Dr. Shores now at Mississippi State. But am okay not hearing from them since it indicates they are overloaded and need to know that now. So....on to the next step. Very scary...I hate to think of Gracie being put through this, but feel it is worth the risks for a chance to have a decent quality of life. I honestly believe that given how fast her symptoms were worsening over a few weeks that surgery is what we have to do now...not wait it out. Thanks all for your support and prayers.

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    I am so terribly sorry you are having to go through this. No one wants to see something so serious happen to their furry family member. I hope all will turn out and it does sound as if you are going to receive the best of care as you have already said. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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    you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers

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    You are being very brave (and so is Gracie!). It must feel like your life is moving 100 miles an hour right now, hang in there. I will keep my prayers going for Gracie and my thoughts are with you guys. I don't have any advice to offer, but just to stay brave for the little one and be proud of yourself for all that you are doing for her. She is lucky to have a proactive mama like you.

    Hugs to you and suggles to Gracie, big big ones.

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    Debra-

    I have talked with a doctor down in FL who adopted a Rescue Cavalier who had the surgery with Dr. Schubert. Her dog is doing really well now.

    I really was very impressed with UF and the staff there. It is a beautiful facility and very efficient. They called to check on Scarlett a few days after her MRI and are always available to answer any questions that I have and they get back to me quickly. From the second you walk in the doors, they have "greeters" (like Wal-Mart! ) who point you in the right direction and tell you where to go. Our "greeter" was an elderly gentleman who is a volunteer there and he came and sat down and chatted with us while Scarlett was having her MRI done. Nice people who really care about your pet. When we went, we had to take Buster our Bulldog and Rosie our other Cavalier with us and every single vet and student who passed us in the lobby stopped to pet them and talk to us. I know none of this is the most important stuff but it did help to put our minds at ease while we waited.

    We are in Atlanta-- let us know if you need to take a break halfway through your trip! It's about 5 hours from here to UF.

    Good luck to you and Gracie!
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    Debra, Good luck. Which kind of surgery do they do in Fla? Is it the titanium mesh or a different kind? If you want any help about what seemed to work for us with Riley's recovery just PM me. It will seem longer to you than to Gracie. We're here for you whenever you need us, in whatever way.
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    Not an easy decidion Im sure. My heart goes out to you...good luck we'll be think if you and little Gracie

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    It's too bad Gracie has to go through this, but iwhen it is over she will be enjoying a much better quality of life. You been through so much in so little time, learning all you can to make the right decision. Good luck to all of you. I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers and support.
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    Debra-

    Good luck! Will be thinking of you and sending a lot of prayers. She's very lucky to have a mama like you
    Gemma
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    Default Thanks all....

    Dr. Schubert does the titanium mesh covered with a swine tissue... so will let you all know how that goes. Holly, we will not be going through Atlanta.... we go through South Carolina to Florida on I-95. But if we get to Atlanta, I will let you know.

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