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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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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ke-ola and His Cone Head

The look on both of our faces
speaks volumes.
Sorry for missing yesterday's update. I had my hands full trying to get the canine nebulizing treatment technique down. I spent most of the day trying different ways to calm him and nebulize him by myself.  Ke-ola was a very good boy with me he just couldn't sit still and would pry open the plastic wrap, letting the nebulized treatment out of his cone bubble. It was a futile endeavor for a single person. It took me 30 minutes just to get the cone on and the plastic wrap sealed because he wouldn't sit still. I finally calmed him down and then turned the nebulizer on. At that point it was all over. Ke-ola went one way and the tubing went the other. The plastic wrap didn't stand a chance. By the third try, I decided to wait for my husband to get home from work and try again with two people.

Sitting still for papa.
We were finally able to keep Ke-ola still enough to receive his treatment last night. Ke-ola was a very patient boy as our setup took longer than the actual treatment. Between the two of us we were able to keep the plastic wrap sealed. He was happy to sit as long as Roland was giving him undivided attention.  When he was finished with his treatment, Roland took him outside to move his lungs. He coughed a bit but not much came out. This was his first at-home treatment. We are confident that as we become more proficient at giving him his treatments that they will become more effective for him.

Ke-ola had a good morning. He is still not eating as much as before but he is eating and taking his antibiotics. (He is also weighing 70 pounds now so he doesn't need as much food as before) His wounds are almost completely healed and he had no shaking last night or today.

Rain is coming to our area so I've been trying to get him in the sun as much as possible this morning. Cold and wet are not a good combination with pneumonia. But given that we are in a drought, we can't help but be grateful for the rain. Luckily Ke-ola has a great rain jacket that Kym and Phil gave him so we should be set for the upcoming weather.

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Corrie from I.C.A.R.E. and her beautiful little girl yesterday. They kindly brought Ke-ola's nebulizer so we could start his treatments right away. It was an honor to meet these two beautiful souls in person and say thank you on Ke-ola's behalf. 

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