Syringmyelia Awareness: The Human Side of SM / CM Part 2

Re-Posted from The Royal Spaniels Fall 2008 by Tammi BrownThe decompression is the most common surgery done on CM patients, which is the same surgery they are currently doing on Cavaliers. In the Winter 2007 Edition of Royal Spaniels, Dr. Dominic Marino wrote of this surgery on Cavaliers. In … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: The Human Side of SM / CM Part 1

Re-Posted from Royal Spaniels Fall 2008My name is Tammi Brown. I am forty-three years old and have been disabled for seven years due to the affects of Arnold Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders. Since I own a Cavalier who is also afflicted with these conditions, I thought it … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Book Review For the Love of Ollie

Guest post by Anne Singleton of Fight for Ella"To the world you are just one, but to me, you are the world" is exactly how i feel about this book.  How can I possibly write a review of the book that means exactly that, the world to me? I have several pages of scribbled notes trying to try to say … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Courage to End the Suffering

I received an email from Colin and Cathy Moon this morning asking that I include the following during this event. It is not something they have had the courage to say out loud until now and it is a powerful message. This message should be considered not only by Rescues but by the owners of dogs who … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Charlie the Rescue Boy Loved and Cherished Until the End

Guest post Series by Colin and Cathy MoonIt is with great sorrow that - we gave little Charlie his wings on Friday, January 25th, (2008). He was only 2 years old. He fell asleep in my arms at the vets on Friday night. Colin and I, along with our vet, decided that Charlie had struggled enough with … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Charlie the Rescue Boy You are Not Alone

Guest Post Series by Colin and Cathy MoonWow, where do I start? I’m sitting here at my desk in the early morning looking into my kitchen where four little cavaliers are curled up in their beds with warm, full bellies having just eaten breakfast. Charlie looks just as comfortable as India, … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Charlie the Rescue Boy Part 2

Guest Post Series by Colin and Cathy MoonCharlie went to see his new neurologist on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. Dr. A. feels Charlie is taking too much Gabapentin – his doses are very high. He says 45 mg is a regular dose and 90 mg is a high dose. Charlie’s dose is 200 mg and sometimes 300 mg, … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Why Rescues Need to Understand the Disease

Today I am going to be devoting several posts in Memory of Charlie as I know his legacy is education for Rescue Organizations. In order to help dogs in their care who are suffering from Syringomyelia / Chiari Like Malformations Rescue Organizations need to understand why it is so important to learn … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Breeders Guide to Syringomyelia

When was canine CLM/SM first discovered? The first reports of syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS) appeared in 1997 almost simultaneously from the UK, South Africa and Australia. This coincided with the availability of spinal MRI for animals, however the disease was around before … [Read more...]

Syringomyelia Awareness: Day Dog Designs Giveaway

This one would be perfect for DaviniaAbout Day Dog DesignsI adore European designs and designers! My collars are made with ribbons mainly from Germany and other parts of Europe. I do have some Japanese ribbons or trims. The pouches are made with German, Japanese and American fabrics. I also … [Read more...]

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