Saturday, July 2, 2016

Prayer Request For My Dog

I constantly get requests for prayer from readers and now it's my turn to ask the same.

Three days ago my Schauzer, Pepper, developed dermatitis near her tail. She had this before in the past and I still had medicine left over from before so I didn't think much of it. Dermatitis causes dogs to bite and gnaw off the fur on the infected area. So she had gnawed off the fur near her tail and so the next day I went and bought a collar from PetSmart to prevent her from doing it. I put the ointment on her and figured that in a few days things would be fine. The next day the situation appeared a bit worse and the area had spread a bit. Again, I wasn't alarmed and continued to treat her. Yesterday I came home to find that it had spread to nearly her entire back and the fur was falling off except for a strip that was weirdly wet and stunk horribly. So I got a wet rag and was wiping her down and to my horror all these maggots started falling out of the patch of wet fur. I keep my dogs outside during the day so little did I know that my dog had actually caused herself wounds from her gnawing on her skin. While she was outside flies came in and laid their eggs on the wounds and she developed a horrible case of maggots. Maggots can be good temporarily to debris a wound but their waste is toxic. I took my dog in to the vet today and he said that she may not make it. I was completely shocked. He told me that if I didn't bring her today then she would not have survived the holiday weekend but even still because of the toxins she may not survive. She is on IV and is being pumped full of antibiotics but is deteriorating. The vet says that it's the worst case he's seen.

So for my readers out there, please say a prayer that my dog survives and heals quickly.  Thank you.

Also, a warning to people who may be in a similar situation. Because we are in the Summer months when it's warm day and night, flies develop extremely quickly. So if your dog develops an open wound it's important to keep him/her inside until it heals. In my case maggots took over in just a couple of days, so be warned.

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  1. Praying for Pepper. Will light a candle as well.

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  2. Dear Doc Conjurer, take some Florida Water and place your hands on Pepper and plead the blood of Jesus over her and call her healed. If you work with St. Expidite place a candle on his altar and ask him to go forth aND heal her. I do hope she pulls through. I did this over my elderly doh and he got better. He didn't have an infection only cold barely stand, walk and foot wasn't moving. Glory to God. AMEN

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    1. Thank you. I've already done work on my end. She's still at the Vet.

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  3. So sorry about what happened to Pepper.I adore Schnauzers and we will all pray for her. I have 5 dogs so can understand your stress. Please do not make Pepper your anxiety. Be always next to him. As long as you are next to her, and she feels your support, she will fight and not leave you. All our household dogs send our prayers to Pepper and she will make it. We will light a Blue Candle for her now. Just do not leave her alone and do not make her feel sick. Emotional support is the biggest support at the moment.

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    1. Thank you. She's still at the Vet. No word on when she can come home.

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  4. Importance is that she comes back home. Even it takes a couple of weeks... When you see her, tell her that we keep praying for her and she will be better than before:))

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  5. All our prayers is with Pepper. Hope she is recovering and will be back soon:))

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