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Three years ago we began the journey to determine the source of Mysty’s never
ending, always changing symptoms. Diagnostic tests suggested tick borne
disease(s)and/or seborrhea, but the ‘winner’ of a biopsy indicated that Mysty had
Lupus. We were crushed, and scared, and feeling very tentative about her
chances for a quality of life which would enable her to enjoy life as she has
And so began the battle to rebuild her strength and manage her compromised
immune system while encouraging her to be the super competitor she has
always been. After several months of successful stabilizing meds and
procedures, Mysty had returned to her feisty, perky and aggressive self. We
were concerned that her reclaimed energy level might leave her open to injury,
so off we went to see Petra et al. Petra began an exercise program that quickly
supported Mysty’s love of life.
Petra asked if we would be interested in trying acupressure. What a blessing this
approach has been! Mysty’s medications used to manage Lupus have been
diminished to a bare minimum, thus reducing the stress on her organs and our
budget. Her blood, work since starting acupressure, would make one think her to
be a dog half her age.
Mysty has continued to be the competitor extraordinaire (being a blue merle
sheltie she doesn’t believe there are only blue ribbons in the universe). She is
deaf as a doorknob and is taking aim at her 15th birthday. She continues to love
the competitive ring and those new titles.
How truly blessed we are to have her so ‘healthy’ and happy. It is great when
east meets west. Petra and our veterinarian have worked together to bring Mysty
to the quality of life she sooooo enjoys.