Friday, August 24, 2012

Yay!

As of 6 days ago, Draco started taking immune tabs and yesterday, I started him on reservatrol (immune suppliments-think vitamins for dogs...) and he is down to ONE prednisone per day instead of two!!! YAY!

He is starting to like pureed food better than before, and im not positive, but he seems to be gaining a little weight back..heres to hoping its not just wishful thinking!

Thank you, Jesus!

Monday, August 13, 2012

A little bit of relief...

Took Draco into a holistic vet today after about a month after his diagnosis. The vet says the lymph nodes have gone down back to normal, and that we should slowly put him on immune vitamins and suppliments and then once he is slowly on all of those, slowly take him off of the prednisone...

Dr also told me to start pureeing his food as its better nutrition-wise than boiling...duh i had a feeling I was supposed to do it that way in the beginning,...lol...

I feel soo much more relieved.......now to search the web for Draco's vitamins and suppliments for cheaper than $100/60 pills.....

and to leave you with a happy laugh...:)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Draco's Journey

He is doing great! Unfourtantly, he lost 4 lbs since his last weigh-in, but i also, changed up his diet since that.

Added chicken, lots of fish, and a daily multivitamin....made an appt. with the holistic vet today for next monday...will see how it goes:)

From: http://pinterest.com/pin/103019910196234710/
PS Seriously considering learning belly dance....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Draco Update #2

Draco finished the day yesterday fabulously! He made the block! We went walking for the first time in a week and he did it!

Other news-bright orange poop-courtesy of the carrots hes been eating lol

Happy little spunky dog today! I keep praying for him, and have faith and hope that he will get better.
Taking him to the Healing Rooms tommrow night:)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Draco's Journey to Better Health

My Little Buddy Draco
Yesterday, my 5yr old Belgian Shepherd, Draco, was diagnosed with lymphoma. :(

Back story on how i should have caught it.
  • Week 1-he was drinking a ton and peeing all over the house-let me tell you this though, he is VERY well house trained and never EVER did this before, so I thought he was doing this to get attention, so I started putting him out more often...every hr....
  • Week 2- same thing but still annoying, thinking it might be a urinary tract infection.
  • Week 3- he stopped eating BUT his peeing and drinking was back to normal.
  • Week 4-he went a whole week without eating anything but an egg...he just wouldn't no matter how much I tried to get him to eat.
  • Week 5- same thing, but this time we bought a meat log,  made for dogs, from the store and he ate it all up! We were happy. But then he wouldn't eat anymore.
  • Week 6-7or so- we took him to a series of visits to the vet. Visit 1, he was tested for diabetes among other tests and the Dr eventually said that he might have a kidney infection, so we put him on those pills. Next visit a couple of days later, he lost a pound and the vet took him off the medication....3 days later for the latest visit, blood test was taken and we found out he has lymphoma.
  • The Vet said he might have 2 months at the most to live with Pred. which we put him on. I asked if she had ever seen an animal recover fully from this through natural means, she said she personally had not. To me this was a challenge to show her one.
Strangely, I was never worried once, I was hopeful. I was sad he was hurting, but God has him in his hands and it is ultimately up to Him, what happens to Draco.

On the way home from the Vet's office, I was praying continually giving Draco to God, rebuking the cancer, and hoping that God would let us keep him for a long, long time still. I also prayed that God would let me use the research skills he has given me, to find a natural way to help heal him.

Through 2 hrs of searching online, I found out about the Budwig diet for cancer. I immediately went to the library and found the books on it and to the store to buy the ingredients.

I gave him the Pred. that day to make sure he would start eating again....HE DID! duh...obvious results lol. Anyways...here is what I fed him that day.

  • Small licks of the cottage cheese+ 1 Tbs flax seed oil mixture
  • Small licks of "dinner"
  • 1 can of Tuna with 2 Tbs flax seed oil.
  • In the middle of the night, he ate his "dinner"- 1 C Brown Rice, 2 C veggies(green beans, carrots, corn, & peas), 3 Tbs Flax seed oil, 1 hard boiled egg, 1 grated carrot.
This morning:
  • 3 Tbs cottage cheese with 1-2 tsp Flax seed Oil.
  • 1 grated carrot+1/4 pear+2-3 tsp cottage cheese w/ 1tsp Flax seed oil.

So far this morning hes been happy, running around, and bright eyed:)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dill

Just a thought for today:)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tupperware

This week, I'm getting rid of all my plastic tupperware, and storing leftovers in glass or ceramic only. Except when I cook it in a pan, it stays in the pan.

Second hand stores have alot of cool glass and ceramic storage solutions, but I can also use the glass jars I have been collecting from foods I buy:)

Not sure what im doing for this next week's "change" yet...!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Be Greener

My new outlook on life.

Already this year I decided to cut out processed sugar and corn syrup from my life, and its going good so far, I had one or two times that I almost fell into the dark, dank, yet wonderful hole of sweets, but I prevailed! What has really helped me along is learning to cook with honey and fruits as the sugar substitute, or just eating raw fruits and/or honey:)

Annnyways, this weekend, I was watching alot of documentaries, two in particular. One was about farmers markets, which got me thinking about fabric vs plastic bags. I am already crocheting my own bags-one down as of today! Using this "recipe" :


Also on the agenda this week-get rid of all plastic (four cups, and 8 pieces of utensils later...) and Teflon coated pots and pans-I have been reading up alot on Teflon, and it is horrible...so is plastic...so, even though I know some plastic is ok for you, I would rather be on the safe side and drink from glass and cook with metal. Donating it to the goodwill...better than letting them go to the dump, and anyways people will still buy plastic and Teflon coated pans, so I figure its prob better to donate than dump:)

I am happy and excited as to how I can redesign our life, how we live it, and make it healthier and simpler:)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cute New St. Patrick's Day Cards!

Just got done designing these simple, cute St. Patrick's Day greeting cards! Click on the picture, and go to the "St. Patrick's Day" category, to see them all!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baked Apple Chips

I'm on an apple eating spree! only cause i dont have anyother fruits in the house right now...lol

AWSOME recipe you HAVe to try it if you are taking processed sugars out of your diet. I am baking some of these as I type this. I know it says to add sweetner, but im not doing any of that, plus i like tart granny smiths:) Just cinnamon sprinkled on top for me!

(recipe is not mine, but so smart, I wish it was...)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Microwave Baked Apples - 'nother "no sugar" dessert:)

BAKED APPLES!

love 'em so much, its unbeliebable! ...yes, i just spelled that wrong on purpose:)

Microwavable Baked Apples Recipe
*One apple cored. (peeled if you like, but i think the peel adds an extra kick of flavor!).
*Honey
*Pumpkin Pie Spice
*Cinnamon

Put apple in a microwavable bowl, pour honey on top, about a teaspoon or so. Sprinkle two pinches of Pumpkin pie spice, and a dash of cinnamon on the apple.
Cover with a microwave safe plate (this, together with the bowl, will act as a steamer). Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove plate with potholders-IT WILL BE HOT! Let apple sit for 5 mins. then EAT!

**I like to smash it all up with a knife and fork before eating, but you can eat it any way you like!**

Let me know how it turns out for you!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fragrant Simmering Pot Recipes


Mmm....sounds sooo good on a cold winter night..and im sure it smells great!

Imagine: coming home from work, setting a pot of simmering goodness on the stove, sitting down with some cocoa, and reading a book...:)

Your ideal day home from work might sound a little different, but no matter what, these sound amazing!
I just found this link while searching for something to make my home smell cozy and I can't wait to try some of these recipes!
Fragrant Simmering Pot Recipes  Click this link here for 15 recipes!

....I think im gonna try one tonight:)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Easy Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Drink!

Ok, my first day without sugar, and I get hit with cold, cloudy, allergy-related weather...ugh....
*All I ever wanted was a mug of hot cocoa*:(  

I decided to stop whimpering and get up off my bum and research....sugar free hot cocoa.

BEHOLD-there is such a thing. (and its so simple, i was rolling my eyes thinking, "why didnt I just think of this?".

Sugar Free Hot Cocoa
2 Heaping Tsp. of Baking Cocoa (there shouldnt be any sugar in it).
2 Tsp. of Honey
Pour hot water from a teapot on it and mix it up in your mug.

Makes one mug sized serving.


I absolutly love it and it tastes almost exactly like the sugary types PLUS, its good for you too!

Let me know how it turns out for you!