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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.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

His face is a reflection

He still has a steady stream
Ke-ola finished dinner last night. YAY! He had another difficult night coughing, dripping, shaking and trying to breath. We have the humidifier on 24/7 and the fireplace is on almost as much. I try to keep him covered but he doesn't stay that way for long.

He devoured breakfast but we didn't spend much time outside this morning as it was overcast and cold. Later we did his coupage and then we took advantage of the sun in the early afternoon. I tried to walk him around the front yard to help get those lungs moving. He was able to cough some phlegm up but he is still struggling to move the majority of it out. I can see that he is very ill because his natural personality is very playful. (We've caught glimpses of his playful nature and it is adorable.)

Roland Jr. hepling Ke-ola
relax for his antibiotic shot
It's difficult to see everything this boy is going through. Sadly he is much sicker than we had thought. We are all doing the best that we can but he just doesn't seem to be recovering his health as quickly as we'd hoped. It feels reminiscent of some of the feelings I had when my youngest son was very ill and battling for his life. I couldn't sleep and when I did all my dreams were about improving his treatments and finding ways to bring about his recovery. This journey with Ke-ola has many similarities. While those years were some of the most challenging and heart wrenching years of my life they also made me find strength, courage, faith and love I didn't know I had. Thank you Ke-ola/life for helping me become a stronger woman.

Today is the first time Ke-ola has everlaid down outside!
I'm big on using my imagination so during Ke-ola's Reiki/Cleansing sessions I close my eyes and imagine Ke-ola playing with Sky and River in the back yard. I see him playing with my sons and going with them to the beach and the park. I see a cold rainy day and our entire pack is together in the den with the fireplace on and all three dogs sleeping peacefully on their nearest human...
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~Napoleon Hill

My husband Roland says Ke-ola is adorable but has an old man's face. I say his face reflects his story. From the emaciated state he is in, it is clear that no one has cared for this boy in a very long time. His ears are torn up and he has scares on his head and legs. His coat is missing in many places and his fur is dry and brittle. He has scabs on his legs and his paws were raw. How can he not look like an old man? He has already suffered the pain and neglect of a lifetime in his very young life. I hope that as he begins to feel better and know that he is loved that we'll see it reflected on his face as well.

Ke-ola wins. I've given him my bed
and I'll be sleeping on the sofa.
Ke-ola has his appointment at Pet Hospital tomorrow. Sky (our Husky/Dane mix from the Dover Shelter) also has an appointment tomorrow. She has had some ongoing health problems that her current doctors haven't been able to diagnose. We hope the doctors at Pet Hospital can help us with her too. 

I'll post Ke-ola's health update tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. 

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

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