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    Default Today's the day

    We have Misty's appointment in Glasgow, for her consultation today, and possibly her MRI, as long as there are no emergencies. We've fed Murphy as normal, so we're getting the bashed puppy look from Misty, the girl does love her food, and can't understand why we're not giving her any.

    We've to be there for 11:30, so that's four hours away, but we'll be leaving in about an hour and a half to travel up. I've written all her symptoms down, got her claims form and insurance, and packed her fuzzy throw to bring her home with. I feel exhausted already, needless to say I never slept much last night, and I'm a little uptight, but once we've set off I think I'll feel better.

    Murphys staying with his 'Nana' while were away today, so I know he'll be in good hands, so at least there's one thing less to worry about. My MIL has just retired so her parting words on Saturday were, "if the curtains are closed just send him upstairs"

    Thank you all for your continued support, and I'll check in later
    Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.

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    I know how exhausting this part of the journey is...it is like running a marathon before a big race, so hard. I will be thinking of you and Misty today and sending all of my prays to you for your long journey. Hang in there and keep us updated. BIG HUGS

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    Good luck little Misty, hope you get good news xx

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    I know you will have left for the drive to Glasgow by now, but I just want you to know that I will be thinking of you and Misty and hoping to hear some good news. If not - there are many different treatments available, which can make a vast difference.
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    I am thinking of you today. Only to many of us know what you are feeling right now. Hope that the outcome is a good one.
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    Hi

    Good luck Misty.
    Brian M

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    Very best of luck today.I know you'll be very glad to get this part over and done with.
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    We're just leaving Glasgow now, the traffic is terrible, I'm so glad we don't live in a city.

    Allison has confirmed the syrinx does run nearly the full length of her spine. It does stop and then restart in a couple of places, the one nearest her head is very long. However, Allison is happy to only start her on Gabapentin three times a day. She was very surprised as Mistys clinical symptoms aren't really that severe. She want to speak to us in four weeks to see how Misty is doing. She said if three doses of Gabapentin make Misty too dopey, we can try reducing to two.

    Other than that we have of course just to treat Misty the same as always, but to look out for any worsening of her symptoms. If that happens then she will need other meds added in. She didn't advised on surgery, but I whole heartedly agree with her there anyway. It wouldn't be worth putting Misty through given her symptoms.

    I was shocked looking at the MRI results that Misty is so well and active. Looking at the sliced image the fluid takes up a lot of the spine. I guess we just need to be thankful that Misty is doing so well.

    One thing I need to find out, is Gabapentin covered by insurance normally? This batch was included in the claim, but it was 81! Any advice on this will be appreciated.


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    Hi, I am just catching up. I am really sorry about this terrible news. You must be very upset. I claim for Gabapentin from my insurance company without any
    problems (Petplan) Did the specialist suggest putting Misty on something like Cimetidine (Zitac), this may help to slow down the progression. Hugs to you both.
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    You can get a prescription from your own vet and then buy gabapentin on the internet at a very reasonable price. I get mine from hyperdrug at 14 for a month's supply (3 x 100g daily) for Oliver - I think Margaret C found somewhere even cheaper. No doubt others will chip in with advice!

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