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Myelopathy Support Group


This site is a living tribute to my beloved Jack Flash.  In May of 1997, when Jack was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy, I vowed to turn the world upside down to find something to help my loving, loyal and faithful companion.  I could not, and would not accept the neurologists statement, that there was nothing to be done about this disease...  I began to search the web for anything that could help Jack Flash.  When I found Dr. Clemmons, at the University of Florida, doing research on Degenerative Myelopathy, I was beside myself with joy! It was then, I realized that Jack Flash and I had a mission, a very important mission.  We had to alert people, owners of DM dogs, that they should not give up, or "write off" their dogs that had been diagnosed with DM...  Certainly, if I had been told there was nothing to be done about this dread disease, others were in all probability, being told the same...  It was with that realization, that the DM Support Group was born...

The purpose of our group is to provide a shoulder to lean on, discuss the problems we face with our DM dogs, and to compare notes as to treatment progress.  We learn from each other, help each other, and in the process, we develop remarkable friendships.  We see each other through the most difficult of times.

Please read the articles I have written entitled "Two Hearts: Our Battle with Degenerative Myelopathy", and "Two Hearts..... The Final Chapter...".  These articles chronicle the events leading up to my dog, Jack Flash, being diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy, and our experiences with Dr. Clemmons' program for treatment of this disease.  These articles are a "tough" read, but they contain valuable information for dealing with Degenerative Myelopathy".  Site visitors who do not have DM dogs, who have come to this site to obtain an education, will learn how to recognize Degenerative Myelopathy from the information contained in the "Two Hearts" Saga.  These articles are available now for immediate viewing at this (Jack Flash's) site by clicking HERE.

Westlab Pharmacy, the pharmacy that compounds the DM prescription medications, can be reached toll free at:

1- 800 - 4 - WESTLA
email: info@westlabpharmacy.com

* Our thanks to the wonderful pharmacists at Westlab, who have helped to make the DM prescription medications more affordable for our group.  We hold you close to our hearts.  


Jack Flash, A Portrait
"Jack Flash, A Portrait"

Hope this helps.  Our group is a close knit, caring group. If you have to deal with this disease, it's easier with support.....  May all our dogs live a thousand years..

Marjorie + Jack Flash
...two hearts, two hearts that beat as one....
....you know it's true, everything I do, I do it for you..

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I am not a veterinarian. The links mentioned and the information provided at this site are meant as a convenience for the readers, and are not endorsements.

Thanks to Tom Cammarata for original web design.
A special thanks to William Elliott for making this site available to the public, once again,
and to Vicki Kniss, for her tireless support and help in getting this site operational, once again :)

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