Thanks Nicki, I'm glad to hear that Glasgow is so nice. I am a little sad to be in the position to need to change vets, but I do feel it's very much in Misty's best interest. I know I am not an expert by any means, but it did feel as though I knew more about SM that either of the vets at my current practice. And like you say I should not have to be jumping up and down demanding a MRI scan and still getting told it's "pointless". I was hoping the consultation and the MRI would be done in the same day, but not to worry I suppose it's not too bad a journey. The new vets have already called for her history to be faxed over, so hopefully he should be up to speed by tomorrow.
Holly I do understand in those circumstances why and MRI can't always be down, but when I was so intent on getting one down, my vets really have no excuse not to refer Misty.
Pat, I did question the vet about why he wanted to start Misty on Metacam, but he said by starting her on anything else "would be jumping straight" in. She's been on it three days now, no obvious improvement, but I assume it's too soon anyway. Then again given the fact I have nagged, yes nagged, I'll admit it, the vets for months now about her symptoms, I shouldn't be surprised. Up until Friday, when I basically lost my temper, their attitude was very much wait and see.
Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.