Charlie turns 16!

I went to visit Charlie today. Charlie is the dog with the brain tumor that I started treating about 4 years ago. He turned 16 in December.
Charlie is a senior citizen, that’s for sure, but I can’t believe how well he has done. I’m not sure what has been the determining factor for him: he’s had a combination of conventional treatment, homeopathy, herbs and supplements, a very loving and dedicated mom, a pretty great life over all, and I guess he may have some longevity genes in his favour.
In any case, it’s a pleasure to see an old dog who was given a poor prognosis years ago and is still chugging along, enjoying his life. charlie
Mom has made him some grip reinforced slippers so he can get by on the hardwood floors, he sleeps a lot of the time, and I think we need to readjust his meds because his hair is falling out and he’s lost a lot of muscle. I’m pretty sure this is a result of the low dose steroids the neurologist put him on years ago, thinking he only had a short time to live anyway. So, we’re going to try and get his meds down, I gave him some homeopathic pulsatilla and a few new supplements (and omega 3 and ubiquinol) and we’ll see if we can make it to 17!

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