Anitra Frazier writes: The first requirement is that the patient enjoys the food and continues to eat.
After yesterday's trip to the vet's, I've decided I want to give Baggy good nutrition as far as I can and minimise on the medications. We've given the medications a chance to do its work and the vet said whatever is supposed to have worked should have worked, but it has not. We've already given it time. I'm also wary that medications have side effects which could be harmful to the body which is in a fragile and weakened state. I just don't feel right pumping Baggy with medicines anymore. Perhaps the only thing we will continue would be the EPO jabs. As of yesterday, we've started to taper off the steroids.
We will rely on good nutrition now.
Baggy finished all her steamed liver from last night's batch so I made some again this morning. She must have smelled the aroma because she showed some excitement. It had been just 2 1/2 hours after breakfast, but since it's freshly made, why not? I offered it to her and she ate up half! Maybe she knows she needs the iron in the liver, so she takes a lot of it now. We'll just have to trust Baggy's instincts on this. She hates the Hi-Vite, so I'm not going to force her to take that anymore. If she takes this liver, it's providing the iron that she needs and this is more natural too since it is a food source.
I read up on wheatgrass for pets and found this:
Here are some of the wheatgrass benefits for pets
- Nutritionally complete food
- Studies by scientists have shown it to never be toxic in animals or humans
- Gives energy & stamina
- Reverses illness
- Protection of toxins- including aging and combats free radicals
- Rejuvenates blood
- Helps shed pounds by detoxifying the body
- DNA repair
- Blood cleansing and building abilities of chlorophyll
- Builds blood and stimulates circulation
- Stimulates and regenerates the liver
- Deodorizes body
Although it is not specifically for treating leukemia, I was particularly attracted to the parts about rejuvenating blood, building blood and stimulating the liver. That's exactly what Baggy needs now - her body must make blood.
On another note, I've attempted to grow wheatgrass some months back, but my project failed. I know cats love to chew on wheatgrass.
So I got this. It's organic and has no preservatives at all.
I mixed some of wheatgrass powder to her food and offered it. She didn't eat it by herself (but this was right after the steamed liver) so I hand-fed her. Let's hope this gets Baggy's body to make blood.
Baggy would be really grateful if everyone could send her positive energy to help her body make blood, please.