Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mercy’s Better by Gimli

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. 

Lavender is used for treating depression, amenorrhea, burns, acne, rashes, arthritis, athlete's foot, carpal tunnel syndrome, psoriasis, vaginitis, insomnia, pain, palpitations, anxiety and nervousness. As massage oil, lavender relaxes muscles and eases tension.

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!


Mango said...

That sure got nasty before it got better. Grammy is a great nurse. I am so relieved that you are recovering.


Ruby and Penny said...

Poor Mercy. That spider did alot of damage. Glad Grammy fixed her all up.
Happy 35th anniversary & have a great getaway. Those rooms look very nice.
Love Ruby & Penny

Sam and Pippen said...

Ouch! We were thinking about Mercy all week and hoping she was getting better! Glad to see she's on the mend.

Hope you guys have a great trip!

Sam and Pippen

Anonymous said...

OHmidogness! This musta happened while I was away on vacation! Poor Mercy! That sure does look like it hurt a lot. But I'm ever so happy it's getting better. You can tell just be looking at the pictures that she's feeling lots happier.

Happy anniversary to Grammy and Papa! How fun that you gets to go along with them!

Wiggles & Wags,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


That was sooooo furry nasty and now due to some great human khare, it is SO looking better!

Mom says thanks fur sharing all those interesting fakhts about the homeopathikh stuffs!

Happy GotchaVersary to Grammy and Papa!



Kari in WeHo said...

Glad its getting better but it sure looked bad for a couple days.


Lorenza said...

I am very happy to know Mercy is much better now!
Spiders are soooo mean!
Enjoy your trip!
Happy Anniversary to Grammy and Papa!
Kisses and hugs

Rachel said...

Poor Mercy! That looks so painful! Glad it's starting to heal!

Also, Happy 35th anniversary to your grammy and papa!

That corgi :) said...

happy anniversary Linda and Hubby!! 35 wonderful years!! that B&B sounds so much fun and how fun that you get to bring part of the gang with you!! enjoy!! So glad Mercy's nose is better too; what an ordeal you had to get it to heal; you are so wise in knowing what to do to make it get better.


Rose said...

back to blogging after having company. sorry to hear about your baby. looks like you are being a great nurse/mom to Mercy. enjoy yourself on your trip. rose

Angela said...

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I hope you have a wonderful time! Looks like a very nice place to stay!

I'm so glad that Mercy is getting better! That spider sure did do a number on that poor pup!


JulieandCaleb said...

Happy Anniversary and praise the Lord Mercy is getting better!

Dozer and Coop said...

First, we are really glad Mercy is getting better. Who knew a spider could do all that?

Second, Mum says thank you for all the information, particularly on the tea oil. She is going to get some for herself and for us "just in case".

And third, happy anniversary to your pawrents. We think it is grand some of you guys get to go along to the B&B!

Love, Dozer and Cooper

Flo de Sendai said...

a spider.....poor, poor baby.....
I pray she gets better very soon, and from heart, courage to you !

I'm now in Europe, looking forward to kiss my Corgis next week, back in Japan.

achieve1dream said...

Happy anniversary!!

I love that you use all natural herbal remedies. I have always been fascinated by alternative medicine. I'm glad she's feeling better. Poor thing must have been miserable. Mine is almost gone. Just a little bruising left.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh that poor little sweetheart. You are a great doctor there. I am so sorry I am so late responding - I have been out of town.