This is a blog dedicated to our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, Riley. He was just 17 months old when he was diagnosed with Syringomyelia. We are DETERMINED to over come this, make his life as rich, full and amazing as it was going to be before we knew of this diagnosis. We hope that other doggie mommies and doggie daddies out there who also have a baby with SM will be able to use this as a source of information and inspiration in their own personal journey through and to the other side of having a family member with SM.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

5 Weeks and Counting....

It's been 5 weeks since raising Riley's dosage of Omeperazole from 5 to 10 mg. He's still yelping-free. He's running, jumping, playing, teasing his sister something awful... and, basically, doing all of the things we would expect a 19 month old Cavalier King Charles Puppy to be doing. The "air guitar" scratching persists, but as we've been told, that will always be present. In truth, it doesn't bother him at all and it's more of an unconscious "tick" than an annoying habit or repetitive behavior.

We are so lucky. He is so fortunate. We feel tremendous gratitude for this pain-free time he is having. We still take each day, one day at a time, grateful for this amazing "recovery".

Here's a quick/short iPhone video of him running around in the yard this past weekend: