I'm super-thrilled. I thought he would die but he's still alive, though not walking. His feet still look blackish and are peeling and tucked up, but he's just eaten a little solid food with gusto. This would be my very first gangrene case saved ... if he lives and thrives.
The remedies that brought this about is Phos Acid 3, Ars Met 6 and Bismuth 30. All thanks to my mother, since Ars Alb and Phosphorus are on my "afraid to use" list! She insisted that it would help him and it did. I'm so afraid they will euthanize the dog or cat that I rarely reach for it.
Today he drew Cicuta 3 and Hcot 3 as well, so all of them got those. I used Rescue Cream on his feet which seemed to give him much relief (Resuce+Crab Apple + Aloe vera gel.
I think in cases of gangrene, the problem is that the intestines don't work, then the food putrifies and the toxins get stuck in the body. That's why they smell so bad. Like dominoes, everything knocks off everything else: the liver stops producing bile and the immune system literally goes haywire, overloading the kidneys until they stop functioning and then the white blood cell production reaches a peak and then the joints start leaking with pus. The bone marrow can't do anything else, so the blood lacks the red blood cells and those that are already in circulation start breaking down and become black and unclean from a lack of liver function.
Well, I guess the way to stop the process is to catch the disease early - when the nervous system is getting overloaded with Asterias, Hcot and Cicuta; then when the body breaks down and necrosis sets in between new moon and full moon, around first quarter, start with Cu Met/Ace, Arg Nit and Aur mur then you go with the elements like Ph acid, Ars met and Bismuth towards full moon.
On second thoughts, this probably has more to do with cloudy, stormy weather and change of season than the moon so read as:
"the way to stop the process is to catch the disease early - when the
nervous system is getting overloaded building up to a storm with Asterias, Hcot and Cicuta (maybe even Mags, Calcs and Kalis); then when the
body breaks down and necrosis sets in during the storms, start with Cu Met/Ace, Arg Nit and Aur mur; then
you go with the elements like Ph acid, Ars met and Bismuth after the storm passes to rebuild the wrecked nervous system support."
I made the above change when I was thinking about it - flower remedies were simply too gentle for the cyclone's effects, Asterias, the plant remedies were just too strongly drawn to help (except for Cicuta unusually), the sea-animal remedy coped until very close to the storm, but the elements really shone through the weather effects, esp after.
This is probably because they loose material quantities of phosphates, etc. under stress. Or because they don't need alkaloids so much as acids. Or maybe because the earth elements link them closer to the electrical nature of the problem. The nerves are the primary tissue affected.
Got to figure out why, but for now my weather/storm ideas circle around the elements, my moon cycle around the Bach flower remedies and the animal and plant remedies somewhere in between.:)
More on this later as and when he recovers, if.