I'm currently having very severe dysentery with the cyclone in the Indian Ocean, so this post is ironical.:) Still, Ancient is better so I'm assuming I'm doing something right.
I realise that there are things we can do to prepare for distant storms and cyclones, especially when the winds are very painful for the nervous system of the animal which leads to immune malfunction.
The thing that shocked me is that the storms need not be even close. The current cyclone is stationary over the Indian Ocean, about a 1200 miles away! It's the whipwinds around it that are signal some approaching disaster to the immune system. If the immune system is compromised, then we have these issues of dogs going haywire physically and mentally.
The use of Hypericum is something I've recently come across for this problem. I've started to add it at 10m and it appears to help a few of the animals because it helps their nerves. Other nerve and spinal remedies can be tried - I used Aranea during the last of the monsoon rainstorms. Now its just dry cold winds so I think we should try Rhododendron (haven't yet). Asterias worked well during the storm over the Full Moon period now it doesn't trigger at all. The big surprise this time has been Agaricus - maybe because it's headed for the New Moon. Agaricus 3x is helping Ancient's nerves so much through this storm, he's sleeping peacefully everytime I give him Reiki with that remedy. Other nerve remedies might be useful too - I've yet to test them out.
The lymphatic system:
Hardened or swollen glands are a typical sign that the immune system is blocked up and too full of some toxins to behave normally. I check for the glands around the dog's collarbone. If it's swollen or non-existent, the animal will over-react to the weather. The next thing to go is the muscle and then the bone. The skin seems to be the last to go, maybe because it works with the kidneys rather than the intestines.
The remedies I've reached for in the last moon cycle have cleared the pus out of the system. Hepar Sulph, Acid Phos, Ars met and Aur met worked well in the NM to FM cycle; Myristica in the FM-NM cycle. I haven't found many yet for this, but I've found something in Electrohomeopathy that specifically addresses this problem. More on that soon.
The digestive system:
The best way for the pus to leave the system is through the intestines: Opium, Chelidonium, Clematis, and other intestinal cleansers should do that job. Liver remedies might also help since it washes out the blood of toxins.
Dewormers that I've always rushed to use are just too wrong for the job - the worms are helpful when your system is out of whack, so removing them just increases the load on the body. Just leaving them alone while the system clears out is a good idea. The same with maggots, fleas, mites and ticks. Leave them alone - they're doing a good job of cleansing!:)
The order of healing is very important, I realise. In the last cyclone-far-far-away, I had dizziness and vomiting. This distant cyclone, I have dysentery. I think of this as an improvement - the direction of healing is downwards which is healthier than it going up to the brain and spine. I guess we can only expect healing to be slow since the immune system moves slowly. But today as my skin prickles in the sun and I know it's better than the dizziness and stuffed ears I had last month!
Ancient has less dizziness this time too, no epileptic fits and his pus filled joints seem to be healing. The legs that were just a mass of wounds is coming around with pink new skin. He still limps and his muscular system seems to be collapsed and confused. He crashes into things and falls as if unable to hold himself upright - that may be from his nervous system having to do an aboutface and not knowing how to direct his body after being stressed for so long. I hope it all comes together and he walks a healthy walk one day - he's still got amblyopia in one eye and cataract in the other the poor thing.
His recovery thus far is extraordinary to me - a miracle. I couldn't see this day coming when I picked him up. Or when he had epileptic seizures with his arrested breathing. Or even when the maggots were deep in his foot and I could see the necrosis around the bone. I just stepped from one remedy to another with a kind of blind faith that Reiki was picking them right. The only different things I did was that I gave many, many more doses than Ive given at any time in the past. And I've given mixtures and combinations without guilt a la Bach!:)