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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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ke-ola can't get a break

Ke-ola had to visit Pet Hospital on Thursday as his scratching had opened up his neuter incision. His entire body was covered in large and small bumps and is shiny coat was bald in most places. 

When he was seen for his neuter incision Dr. Waitt also looked at his skin again. He decide to add a mange treatment to Ke-ola's recovery regimen. (Ke-ola tested negative for mange on Tuesday.) He gave him a dose of mediation in the clinic and I gave him his second dose on Friday. He has two more doses due in the next two weeks. We have quarantined him again as a precaution and are washing and disinfecting his bedding, collar, floors, furniture, etc.  

He is still on his antibiotics for his skin infection and we got a special shampoo to help with his scratching and medicate his skin. Ke-ola is no fan of the water hose but he is a trooper. He fusses for the first few minutes then he settles down and gives into his bath.
The weekend didn't bring him any relief to his itching. We have been keeping his cone on 24 hours a day except for his meals and going out to use the bathroom. It has helped keep him from biting at his skin or his neuter incision but his hind feet are non-stop scratching. 

I have spent hours these past few days reading about canine skin allergies, systemic yeast infections, mange and nutrition online. (Thank you Marie Brancaccio and Monica Aragon Guzman for your valuable information and suggestions) I've also spent hours in my own books about human physiology, holistic healing and herbal remedies. I found when cross-referencing human symptoms and treatments many coincided with the canine ones. 

I am not a MD or DVM, I'm just a mom that had a child born with a very rare birth anomaly called Total Colon Hirschberg's Disease. He was baptized under last rites at the hospital when he was 3 1/2 weeks old and was given a dire prognosis for his future health. While it was a terrifying time I was lucky to have my faith and a family of MD's wisdom to help me change the negative outcome predicted. I also learned a great deal about researching medical studies and data as well as holistic healing methods and nutrition. Through Grace, his doctors and nurses our family and education, my child is now 18 years old, a double black belt and a professional musician and composer. 

I hope and pray that Ke-ola can also find his place of health and balance. Thank you ICARE for your support and care throughout Ke-ola's journey. 

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

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