Sunday, 23 November 2014

Jack Russell Chico meets Helen.

Chico was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2014 and started a course of Chemotherapy along with steroids.
This worked well to start with and the most obvious lymph node affected reduced in size. The side effects were minimal apart from his ever increasing hunger from the steroids.

Then Chico’s blood count was effected quite dramatically so it was decided to stop the chemotherapy; the lymph node did not reduce any further so Chico went on a journey to see a specialist.
He was put on a different chemotherapy which was administered every 3 weeks.

On one of Chico’s walks in London’s Regents Park, after two new treatments of chemotherapy and having nauseous after effects, Chico’s owner, Harry, told a fellow dog walker his story. The lady listened with interest and sadness then suggested he take Chico to see a healer called Helen.

Within a week I was heading into town to meet Chico and Harry. Chico’s immune system was very weak and Harry was worried he may pick up a bug if he were to travel to see me in Potters Bar.

I was met by a very vocal Chico at the door who proceeded to let me know he was there for some minutes, ‘well, not a lot wrong with his attitude then’ I thought! He certainly had a lot of fight in him.. a good sign. He eventually became quiet once I was invited to sit down and offered a cup of tea.
Chico kept his distance and an eye on me as I chatted to Harry about his situation.

‘Well then let’s give the little chap some healing shall we?’ I said, casting my gaze in Chico’s direction.
‘He is not very good with strangers’ Harry said ‘he is not likely to come to you.’
With that, Chico sprang to his feet from his resting place, ran over and jumped onto the sofa next to me where he settled down! To the surprise and delight of Harry.

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