Writes Sender-Inner Clayton R:
“I apologize in advance for the length of this, but it is a great story with a happy ending. We got a dog on Saturday August 6th. The following day, my girlfriend had to leave for New York. That same morning I took him to the emergency clinic, and he tested positive for parvo and a few other things. He weighed 15 pounds that day. The vet wanted $2400 to treat him for 6 days and gave him a 50/50 chance of survival. He recommended putting him down. I called my friend that owns his own veterinarian clinic and he recommended the same thing.
I phoned the people who we purchased the puppy from and they said they would give me my money back if I returned him and they will put him down. I decided that I might as well try to save him regardless of what they all said.
The following day was a Monday and I took my week of vacation from work. Thankfully, another vet tech friend of mine agreed to help me by providing some antibiotics and IV’s.
Tuesday, my sister and I brought him to the vet tech and the puppy was so dehydrated that the only place he could get the IV in was directly in his neck. This was the point where we all thought we would lose him as he was basically lifeless. He didn’t even make a fuss about the needle. We kept him on the IV all that night, but every time he would turn his head the IV would stop.
My girlfriend returned from out of town on Wednesday night…what a relief! We went back to the vet on Thursday and had them place the IV in his leg.
We kept up with this routine until Saturday. Keeping him on a heating pad or in our arms.
Monday, he was looking dehydrated again, despite all of our efforts. The vet tech was unable to place the IV anywhere. We tried again on Tuesday, and the same results.
Wednesday, the vet tech didn’t give up until the IV was placed. What a relief! Jax, the puppy, did make some noise about the needle this time. He weighed 10 pounds at this point and you could count every rib and vertebrae. The vet tech also loaned us a pump for the IV since his veins were so far gone. Jax started to come around that night. We purchased some plain yogurt, cottage cheese, raw beef liver and baby foods. He ate a little bit of the raw liver and licked the other stuff. We were super excited!
The following days he would eat a little more each time. The pump had pumped it under his skin as it was out of the vein. Once again, we removed the catheter and IV and let the swelling subside. Once the IV was out for a day, he began drinking on his own. He had developed a secondary bacterial infection and his white blood cell count was through the roof and was coughing like he had pneumonia. We placed him in his crate, covered it with a sheet and placed a humidifier in there to help break up the stuff in his lungs. The vet tech also gave us some drops for his nose and eyes to treat the infection.
After a couple of days, he was starting to walk around and really show some life. We then started oral administration of the strongest antibiotic we could give a puppy that size. The coughing finally stopped. We were still giving him pedialyte and parvaid orally every two hours at this point, because he was not drinking enough.
After a week he was eating and drinking on his own, playing with his toys a bit and would walk to the neighbor’s house. He slept most of the time, but every day he did something new. He wags his tail a lot and gives us lots of kisses. We are giving him high calorie foods and put prebiotics/probiotics on the food to help his digestive system. He is fully recovered now and is sooo happy! We treated the yard with hydrated lime, but were unable to water it into the yard due to the water rationing in effect here (had not rained in forever).
The following morning, it rained hard and took care of it for us. Sometimes, you just have to do a little hard work and God will take over from there.”
Old fashioned medicine.........I guess it can't hurt.......
This article brought back memories of when my oldest son used to get colds all the time when he was little.
This lady told me to cut an onion and rub it on his chest.
The onion turned very black and my son soon felt better.
Also, there was a young woman where I grew up who used to cut garlic and onion put it in a sock and pin it to her little girl's undershirt. At the time I thought it was a terrible thing to do to a
child, having her walk around smelling like onions and garlic. But, I guess she just wanted to keep her little girl healthy.
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the
many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).
T he doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion.
It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case. . . Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes
material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmers story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia and
needless to say I was very ill...I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion
put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the j next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like
that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
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