I am now approaching my fourth chemotherapy session. I am happy to report that I have not been sick or lost my hair ...just have to deal with tiredness and achey joints. It was not always like this...in the early days which was actually only two months ago I was in acute pain and scared as to what my long term prognosis would be.

During this time my Moon Boys helped me get through the toughest part of my life.

Barney never left my side ~ I was either in bed or lying on the sofa. I couldn't do much more. Barney quietly sat beside me and kept a vigil. 

His calm presence had such a healing effect.

Star has mirrored me in a variety of ways ~ a day before I was due to go to The Mermaid Centre to get my results my darling pup had his first seizure..it was two o'clock in the morning and I came down thinking it was Barney trying to get his tennis ball out from under the chest of drawers.

To my dismay I found Star in he throws of having an epileptic fit. He was sightless, foaming at the mouth and was rocking back and forth his paws rigid.

I gave him space as did Barney and I gently talked to him. Within five minutes he had come out of it and went up to Barney and licked his face.

I gave Star some TTouch and put a body wrap on him to help ground him ....Bless him he was soon back to his old self.

The next day I took him straight up to see Andrew Moore my lovely vet at Nute's surgery ~ Andrew examined him and told me Star was very healthy but he was at the classic age to start having fits ~ at this time Star was 19 months old. Andrew told me to monitor him and he sent me some information as to what to be aware of.

Since this time Star has had two more fits ..each time it has been when I have been going to the hospital for some results that I have been worried about~ the fits are always between 2 and 4 in the morning. Thankfully Star comes out of his seizures within five minutes.  He has not had a seizure since the end of April.

He has had acupuncture and a zoopharmacognosy session ( a blog for another time!) and seems to be doing just fine.

Every couple of months both Barney and Star have a McTimoney session which is a chiropractic session given by my friend Rebecca Thom who is very talented and so lovely with my dogs. She gave Star his session and then told me where he was out of alignment~ I felt myself go cold...Star was out of alignment in exactly the same places as I am with my hips and spine. Rebecca and I were suitably stunned!

In the Zoopharmocognosy session where Star and Barney were offered essential oils as was I ~ independently Star and I mirrored the oils that we chose.

 

I've got used to it now and feel humbled and blessed by the link and bond that I have with my dogs~ I think all of us who love our dogs have this link.

I also think our dogs absorb so much if not all of what we feel emotionally~ I just love my Moon Boys so much .

I miss walking them ~ its like having a limb removed not being able to walk them. So that is my first goal to get out walking my boys again and my eyes never leave that prize.

 

 

 

Dog Rehoming

The Labrador Rescue Trust

I work closely with my local branch of the Labrador Rescue Trust.

If you are interested in rehoming a Labrador or wish to help us fund raise then please contact myself or Ruth Reeves Cornwall Co~ordinator

The Labrador Rescue Trust  Tel:01840 213120

Barney snoozing
Barney snoozing