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Welcome to Speak Your Art Blog Hub. This blog combines posts from seven of my other blogs: In the Flow Studios Arts, In the Flow Studios Body, I Love Shelter Dogs, Mana Keepers, PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings my organizations together and offers my readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.

I hope you will find something that inspires you, empowers you or reminds you of the limitless possibilities that dwell within you. Thank you for visiting. I wish you Peace today and everyday.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Another drippy day…hurray!

Last night was similar to previous nights but with even more phlegm and mucus. Ke-ola is consistently producing a productive cough! I'm running on little sleep as Ke-ola coughs most at night. He seems to get the most mucus out in the morning, so it makes the night worth it.

Ke-ola enjoyed some outdoor time today but not as much as he usually does. It was cold and overcast all day and he shivers when he goes outside for too long. I was able to film him wearing his new collar and lead during one of our warmer outings. Thank you Michelle and Joe for letting us take that rope off from around his neck and show him that he is part of a pack.

Ke-ola wearing his new bling.

Ke-ola honoring the islands with
his Hawaiian bed and blanket. 
Resistance is futile, mom!
He spent time with Kadante today. They hung out in the yard for a time and then settled in by the fire place. Ke-ola couldn't stop shaking so we covered him in his special Hawaiian blanket. We pet him until he fell asleep and tiptoed out. The joke was on us! When Roland Jr. got home from school and went to say hello to Ke-ola he found that Ke-ola had shed his warm blanket for the warmer comfort of my bed. In the photo you'll notice that the bed is pushed up against the sofa. I turned the bed towards the sofa this morning hoping it would discourage him from jumping on either. As you can see, "Life found a way".

He did a great job finishing his meals today. He found lunch challenging as he was coughing throughout. It did not stop him from finishing every morsel. He took his antibiotic shot like a trooper. Today he had no play when he saw the syringe, all he wanted was to be loved. It took a bit longer than usual because he was coughing a great deal. But once his cough subsided I was able to get it done.

Eastern Schools of Traditional Medicine teach that the external body is a reflection of the internal self. We can also find this philosophy mirrored in our own English language. One of the most common words we use to describe illness is dis-ease. When we break down the word we see its root meaning; dis:- a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force and ease:- noun: 1.freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort, anxiety, or solicitude; a quiet state of mind: to be at ease about one's health. (Dictionary.com)

Our boy's beautiful heart beginning
to blossom again. 
While the mess left by his discharge and accidents can be overwhelming to keep up with, I also rejoice that he is releasing the toxic memories of a broken heart. Sadness and disheartenment are formidable foes. They bring with them a multitude of toxic emotions that tear down our immune system, bring about depression and make us susceptible to "dis-ease". Every time I see the infection coming out of Ke-ola I am grateful because I know that not only are the meds and treatments working but he is starting to feel he has a reason to live. He is cleaning the spaces in his heart and lungs that were filled with despair and making room for LOVE and for LIFE…we love you

Thank you for visiting. Wishing your pack peace today and everyday.

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