And then I thought of how they both involved the brain and the spine and were irritants. The abdominal troubles, the neurological symptoms and the pneumonias are probably all related to the degeneration of tissue in the hypothalamus and the spine - the areas they draw the energy the most.
And bingo! the list that came up in a "brain spinal irritation" search was very close to what I use and have had success with in the last few months.
|Augustura v||Agaricus||silicea||Ambra grisea|
|Gelsemium||Apis||zinc met||Kali brom|
|Ignatia||Cocculus||nat mur||Kali carb|
|Physostigma||Rhus tox||Hypericum||Lactuca vir|
|Verat vir||Nux vom||Petroleum||Melilotus off|
|Actea racemosa||Belladonna||Picric acid||Menyanthes|
|Baryta mur||Mang ace||Scutellaria||Morphinum|
|Cicuta vir||Nat sulph||Strychninum||Naja|
|Pulsatilla||China off||Viscum alb||Paris quad|
|China sulph||Stramonium||Populus candicans|
Now the question is how to use it.
I've put all of them together for now, at various potencies as they came to hand ... not very scientific, I know... but I need time to work on the best combinations, and there are dogs and cats suffering today who don't have that kind of time. (I gave the three white baker's cats' remedy already - I've got one ready for the temple dogs and one for the petrol bunk owner's paralysed koramangala dog).
The guides tell me that it's fine - I think they're relieved that I got this far.:)
I noticed a bunch of my favorite remedies that are missing though - Rhododendron, Helleborus, Carduus, Tarax, Hepar Sulph so I'm guessing these need following up or preceding stuff. So a ways to go. (It's a long, long road ... but he ain't heavy, he's my brother.;)