Monthly Archives: August 2013

Getting better…..again!

20130824-204150.jpgIt’s amazing what a difference a week can make!! Her lesions came back so abruptly this time–it was quite scary! Seems they are leaving just as quickly! Started her back on a whole piece of Ezekiel bread, giving it twice a day PLUS quinoa (about 1/3 cup twice a day). Also started her back on antibiotics on Monday. Her right rear paw is no longer weepy and the lesions on the back of her legs are pretty much gone! Yaaaaay!!!!

Her lesions are back again…what did I do differently?

So, the night before last we were giving Zoe her insulin and realized that the lesions on her lips had returned (we had noticed that she was rubbing this area along the sofa for the last couple of days)

I have been reviewing what I had changed. Ezekiel bread, for one–when she was so sick and wouldn’t eat, she would eat it and got about 4-5 pieces per day. Over the last several weeks, I’ve cut that back to about a piece a day, divided into her meals, as I use it as a vehicle to get her k bromide and poly-vi-sol into her meals. (Had the bright idea that she needed more protein and less carbs to help control her diabetes, so I cut her back from a piece of bread with each meal to a half of a piece—and sometimes it was only a quarter of a piece!)

I started yesterday increasing her bread back to at least 2 pieces a day. Also, started researching other foods that are high in amino acids–turns out quinoa is both high in amino acids and has a fairly low glycemic index. (Needed, since she also has diabetes!). I’m going to try the dietary things first to see if it makes a difference, since our history has had success with controlling it with diet! Here goes!!

definition and etiology of hepatocutaneous syndrome

Chicken stock…..trying with chicken feet! Photos included….

Breakfast awaits!

Breakfast awaits!

Here is tonight’s attempt at chicken stock. Zoe has a couple of lesions on her rear feet and I need some GOOOOOD stock!!! Found some recipes on line:

my inspiration

I’m trying a new vehicle to deliver said stock!…..a pressure cooker…..many thanks to my friend and client, Tiffany Davis for her counseling about my techniques of making stock. She rocks in the kitchen (doesn’t hurt that she works at Cooking Light, so she’s a wealth of knowledge!)

Just put just over 2 quarts of water with 2.7 lbs of chicken feet, (purchased from an Asian market) put the lid on and here we go!

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Soooo, FANTASTIC success!!! This is the best stock I’ve EVER made!!!! It’s so firm, it looks like its frozen! Zoe is in the background just waiting for her breakfast!!