Grammy says that they are pretty sure it was a spider bite now. The blisters have opened and drained, the swelling is going down, the main part is scabbing over more, and the edges are starting to heal.
She is taking and antihistamine (Benadryl), and antibiotic (Penicillin), and a pain reliever (Torbugesic syrup). Grammy cleaned it off 3-4 times a day with peroxide, and then covered it with a homeopathic mixture of olive oil, Melaleuca Oil, and MSM powder for the first 4 days.
Olive Oil: natural antibiotic that fights infections, soothes inflammation, and stops pain (“The Healing Powers of Olive Oil” by Cal Orey.)
For burns, sores, cuts, scratches, sore feet, chapped hands, rough, broken or sunburnt skins an application of olive oil will have a wonderful healing effect. Sufferers from earache find a few drops of warm olive oil work wonders.
Melaleuca Oil: Also known as tea tree oil, is truly nature's natural antiseptic. This topical oil, which comes from an Australian tree called the tea tree, is naturally safe oil that is effective as an antibiotic, anti-viral, and fungicide… Tea tree oil can also be used for animals; Bites, cuts, stings, rashes, dermatitis, lice, mange, ringworm, fleas, and ticks are just a few of its veterinary uses.
After that, she bought an herbal healing balm called “All Good Goop” by elemental herbs. It has calendula, comfrey, lavender, plantain, yarrow, extra virgin olive oil, Beeswax and Vitamin E.
She uses that several times a day now, and Mercy doesn’t need the pain reliever anymore. Several of these things also help to prevent/overcome scaring.
Grammy and Papa are going to be going to a Mountain Bed and Breakfast get-a-way for their 35th Anniversary this weekend. It is called The Old Bear Bed and Breakfast and is very dog friendly.
The people have two dogs of their own and said Grammy and Papa could bring OC, Pippin and me with them. There will be another guest with two other dogs, too. It sounds like fun because they said they have a big fenced lawn area where we can run free. I can hardly wait to leave!