Zora's Battle With Lymphoma
On Sunday our beautiful 5 year old male German Shepherd, Zora, was going to bed and, as I was petting him I noticed his neck seemed swollen. I took him to the vet on Monday and was told it was not good. He had multiple lymph nodes swollen that I hadn't even noticed and the vet said it's late stage lymphoma.
He took biopsies which will be back Friday but he said he felt Zora would be gone by weeks end.
Although all of our dogs are all a part of our family, Zora is always joined at the hip to our 16 year old daughter who was inconsolable. So I immediately went into battle mode.
With the help of everyone I could find, the Internet, and the girls at my local herbal store, we started him on a daily regimen of cancer fighters and body cleansers. He gets Essiac, a whole body am and pm cleanse, a lymph cleanse, IP-6 which is a cell defense formula with inositol, and chaparral (this was the only herb I really wanted him to have that wasn't in any of the other supplements so I added it alone). He gets them with cheese so he thinks he is getting treats and loves them. I did choose the Essiac in pill form just because I thought it would be easier than trying to get him to drink it.
I also found a local acupressurist who came to our home yesterday and will be back on Friday so that's awesome. He is still eating and drinking well and so far no diarrhea but we are expecting that with all the cleansing.
It's hard to imagine him gone in a couple days. I'll be posting daily and letting you know what changes we make.
(Submitted Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012)