I took my precious fellow to Animal Scan in Redwood City today. The neurologist suggested an MRI, as the medication isn't working as well as we had hoped. It was confirmed that she has severe SM.
Anyway, I just wanted to give people a heads-up of what to expect. For a head and neck scan, the MRI is about $2,400. For a "chiari" scan, it's about $1,600. You have to get blood work done with your vet no more than 2 weeks before the scan. The scan took about 45 minutes and she was in recovery for about 25 minutes. They send the scan immediately to your neurologist. The girl at the front desk and the anesthesiologist were so awesome. For such a horrible situation, it was a positive experience.