Updating Format After Giving a Homeopathic Medicine
10pm – Gave Remedy, I dribbled some of dose down his face.
10:05-11:00pm – He got up, resettled into more natural, comfortable position for a moment, then got up and resettled again to face us. Seemed more awake and alert, almost restless but without anxiety. Had a couple of shallow, wet coughs that were less intense than had been in the office and never cumulated to phlegm being brought up. General consensus was that his expression and energy seemed better than they have in a while; more relaxed and happy looking with a lot of eye contact and interest in what we were doing (and the idea of snacks). Very slight clear nasal discharge in right nostril and similar respiratory patterns as earlier. Started licking his legs, not biting, and settled into napping lightly on bed.
11:00pm – Got up and seemed unsettled. Didn’t take any drink, though stood near water. Didn’t seem to want to go out, seemed awkward. Started coughing heavily going through 4 or 5 cycles of a few coughs and then bringing up phlegm and then coughing again. Deep, wet coughs while he was standing, then he lay down while coughing and stayed laying down in that spot until I went to bed. His position was on cool, hard floor directly in front of cool draft with nose pointed towards cooler air. Room temp was about 65. Stayed in that place sleeping until I went to bed. Didn’t seem chilly at all, slept deeply. Woke just about midnight to cough again, just 30 seconds of shallow wet coughing with no phlegm being brought up. I believe this happened after he went from prone position to laying on side.
Overnight – Slept on floor next to my bed, normal spot for him. Didn’t hear him cough throughout the night.
Morning – Didn’t cough until after going outside and back into the house. This included a brief trot up a small hill. Coughed in kitchen while greeting my Mum (excited), a few full cycle coughs that produced phlegm. Seemed more interested in foster dog’s food than usual, had a few bites of kibble while I prepared. I offered him a plate of cooked chicken and he had no hesitation and ate the whole thing with more gusto than has been normal lately. After meal he went into the living room and rolled around on his back. This is normal celebration behavior for him after a meal, but we haven’t seen this in 3 weeks at least. He didn’t cough at all while rolling enthusiastically on his back. I noticed the playful foster dog was trying to engage him outside, which is new. He didn’t engage, but looked amused.
I only gave the one dose based on changes I saw.
Temp before remedy yesterday at 5pm was 101.3 after it was 100.5
Temp at lunch today before remedy was 100.8
Time of accident in house was likely 2am or so. Should be noted that he ate more than he has been in the past few weeks at dinner and I had just started putting him back on raw.
He also seemed very tired this morning and didn’t get up until after I left for work. Not unusual for him to be sleepy in morning, but a little unusual for him not to get up to greet me.
Her next update: Better – cough (much better, 9), energy (much better, 8), Ease of breathing (7), Nasal Discharge (9)
Wose – Nothing
Unchanged – Everything else
Appetite – I was unsure if I should fast or not based on stomach issues. Have not fed since breakfast yesterday. Advice on feeding would be appreciated. Seemed interested in food this morning. I’m thinking cooked chicken/rice/pumpkin to get back on track.
Stool – Has not gone since yesterday @5pm that I reported. Have asked Mum at home to please watch if possible.
He was eager to get up this morning and was moving faster than he has in weeks without coughing. One brief coughing episode this morning, very mild, after movement. Also he hopped on the bed last night for the first time in weeks at bedtime, which is his normal routine (bed for a while, then floor next to bed).
My version (for the medical record):- Two doses Phos 0/1 15/1 1tsp. Better overall since the dose. Reacted to first by licking legs for 1 min then sleeping deeply on left side. Reacted to second by sleeping deeply through night. Temp before first dose (11pm) 100.6, before second dose (1am) 100.3 Temp at 8am 101.3.
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