By Dr. Patrick Jones
Juno is a little American Eskimo. Her favorite part of the day is when "Dad" comes home. In her enthusiasm to greet him one day, she didn't wait for the car to stop in the driveway and got trapped beneath a wheel.
Juno was rushed to the vet and x-rays showed her pelvis to be fractured in four places. The determination was made to allow the fractures to heal on their own and she was taken home to convalesce.
Ten days later, while bathing Juno, her owner discovered that the skin beneath her fur had turned black and the hair and skin were coming off in handfuls. Juno was rushed back to the veterinarian. The vet determined that the blood vessels had been damaged in the accident and that a large portion of the skin on her lower back had been destroyed. The prognosis was for multiple skin grafting surgeries that would cost hundreds and potentially thousands of dollars.
It was at this point that the owner remembered having sat through one of my lectures on herbal healing where I discussed another wound case. He gave me a call and we got to work.
Juno was started on four of our HomeGrown Herbalist Formulas.
Immunity: Internally to stimulate immune function.
INFXN - BugBuster: Internally to prevent infection of the wound.
Bone, Tissue & Cartilage: Internally to accelerate healing.
Poultice: Topically to control infection and markedly accelerate healing.
Because of the location and size of the wound, applying poultices was problematic. In the past several years, I've had several cases where poulticing wasn't realistic. Ever tried to keep a poultice on a happy yorkie's butt?...Not happening! In those cases, instead of applying a poultice, I made the Poultice Formula into a strong tea and put the strained tea into a spray bottle and had the owners spray the wound several times daily.
We used the same approach with Juno. The following are photos of her progress to date. Her healing is a testament to the power of herbs and the wonderful nursing care of her faithful owners.
October 6th & 8th
Oct. 10 & 17th
Oct 21st & 22nd
Oct. 25th & 27th
Oct 29th & Nov 5th
Nov. 14th & 17th
Nov 23rd & Dec. 5th