Give Ella Your Umbrella, Ella ella, ay ay

Posted: August 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ella is a lovely 5 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Ella has severe syringomyelia. 

Syringomyelia (SM) is a terrible condition that affects particularly Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. You can read more about it here or watch a video syringomyelia in dogs.

In its severe form, syringomyelia is extremely painful and debilitating disease. 

Ella already had her surgery, which seemed successful at first. Six months after surgery Ella seemed to have been doing great. 

However, this dangerous surgery is not always successful.

Some patients die shortly after the surgery and some experience a relapse when their bodies try to heal themselves at the surgical site.

Scar tissue can develop and cause the symptoms to return. 

This seems to be Ella’s case. Her symptoms are coming back, she started seeking solitude and hiding. Ella needs another MRI and probably will need another surgery. 

Annie already used all her resources for the first surgery and treatment and has now nowhere to turn except to us. She has set up a ChipIn on her website and she is asking us for help. 

Let’s help Ella!



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