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Animal Healer, Reiki Master, Leadership Coach

Miracle cat: two steps forward, one step back – Feb. 28 2013

A worrisome down turn.

In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

In my previous blog, Mr. Bing had made a miraculous turn for the better, eating avidly and gaining weight.   He even left his beloved paper bag I had situated on the heat register by the front door and started laying on the chair again.

About 4 days ago I noticed him not eating as much.  He went back and forth for a couple of days; eating more, then eating less.  Now yesterday and today, he is barely touching anything I put down for him, even the Brushtail he devoured for 4 weeks straight.  Of course this happened just after I ordered another case of Brushtail!

Some of the glazed look of pain is back and he lays listing to one side (a sign of pain in the past).  So I’ve increased the frequency of the Arnica drops and essential oils.   Such a strange and unpredicable disease!

How could wild Brushtail cat food make such a difference? – February 17, 2013

A miracle has happened with Mr. Bing the past 2 weeks!

[In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.]

Oreo - 18 years.  Mr. Bing's companion.

Oreo – 18 years. Mr. Bing’s companion.

In my previous blog, Mr. Bing was declining again.  It seemed his kidneys were failing as he wasn’t absorbing much water or food.   I started rehydrating him again in late January, which would perk him up for a few days, allowing him to eat, drink and be in a little less pain.  Still he was down to 6.8 pounds and looked quite haggard.

Then a friend recommended a new food to me from New Zealand that her very picky cats went wild over.  It is made from an opossum called a Brushtail.  I purchased a few cans at first to make sure he liked it.  He ate it with relish, leaving nary a crumb!  And he seemed in less pain, hungrier, drank more and best of all he seemed to absorb more.  At first I alternated it with the high quality canned food I had been giving him (he would only eat the fish or maybe lamb).  Clearly he felt worse after this food.  And, while he ate it, he clearly didn’t like it as well.

So I have switched almost entirely to Brushtail.    He is up to 8.5 pounds, fully hydrated and getting feisty.  He gets me up at 5:30am every morning ready for breakfast.  Throughout the past few months, even when I rehydrated him, he remained somewhat dehydrated and he almost never begged for food.  He is chasing my other cat Oreo again and grooming himself.

He still sleeps a lot and comes to me for energy work.  It is a joy to see him feeling so much better!

Stay tuned for whatever is next!

(It amazes me that cats in the wild primarily eat rodents, yet almost no cat food is made from rodents.  This is the only one I’ve found.)

The roller coaster of healing – January, 2013

Written Jan. 21, 2013.

It is said that cats have 9 lives.  Mr. Bing came to us in 2001 and in 11 years fully used his 9 lives hunting, being the meeter and greeter in our house and running the household with 2 female cats.  In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  This is the story of how we gave him a 10th life.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

Bing snuggling with Ann

Bing snuggling with Ann – he’s one of the most affectionate cats I’ve ever had.

As of this writing Mr. Bing has started to decline again.  He has lost over a half pound (down to 7.2 pounds from 8) since Dec. 29.  His appetite is less and he seems to be struggling with pain again.  He is restless and has diarrhea again.  He comes up frequently for cuddles and healing energy.  We continue Raindrop therapy and Arnica but it doesn’t seem to be making much difference.  I ask him to let me know when he is tired of this and ready to go.

Miracle cat: Essential Oils and energy healing kick in – December 2012

It is said that cats have 9 lives.  Mr. Bing came to us in 2001 and in 11 years I believe he fully used his 9 lives hunting, being the meeter and greeter in our house and running the household with 2 female cats.  In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  This is the story of how we gave him a 10th life.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

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December 3 hunting in the grass

About a week after I returned from Thanksgiving the weather turned much warmer.  We were able to go outside again.  I had hydrated him 3 times since my return and had continued regular Raindrop therapy, energy healing and Arnica. He was stable but still quite frail. For the first time in a month, went out into the large open space behind my house and he wandered round sniffing the air but staying close to me.  When I got distracted talking to my neighbor he went into a grassy area and began to hunt! (see the photo above).  It was a big shift for him and it was a turning point for his health.  Suddenly, he was reengaged with life and began to beg for food, eat and drink heartily again.  His stools were solid and he was staying hydrated.  He began to gain weight.  Over the next three weeks he gained nearly 1.5 pounds (from 6.5 pounds at Thanksgiving to 8 pounds at Christmas.  He looked much better, no longer seemed in pain and his meows for food and demand for water dripping in the bathroom sink brought encouragement.  It was a Christmas miracle!