Do you know the state of your internal organs?
Do we pay enough attention to the state of our internal organs? If we could see what was going on, would we do more?
Imagine if our liver and kidneys were as visible as our skin. Would we not try to improve its appearance, even if it was only for vanity’s sake? Our organs are out of sight, but they should not be out of mind.
I have been pondering this for two reasons. Firstly, I am involved in a writing project regarding kidney transplants, and secondly, my delightful dog, Bella, has cancer and is on chemotherapy.
As the regular readers of my blog will know, Bella was diagnosed with a lymphoma just before Christmas. The cancer was very aggressive and took hold very quickly, so we put her on chemotherapy. With dogs, it is usually without complications, but she very nearly died.
She suffered from Tumour Lysis Syndrome, which can happen when the cancerous cells dissolve into the blood stream and are not dissipated quickly enough. It was touch and go for a week, but thankfully she pulled through and is now back on chemotherapy and doing excellently.
Dogs with lymphomas are never truly cured and often die from organ failure. So I have put together an assortment of remedies to keep her in full working order. These are her supplements for two days.
She has turmeric, garlic, kelp, Q10, calcium, omega 3, multi-vitamins, arginine, glutamine, red clover, dandelion, milk thistle, ginger, ginko biloba . . .
No wonder she has the vitality of a pup!
I wonder if my organs are as clean. I very much doubt it.
Posted on February 13, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged animals, Cancer, canine cancer, Conditions and Diseases, dog cancer, dog lymphoma, dogs, health and conditions. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.