ANIMAL’S NAME: Sienna
BREED: Labrador Retriever
AGE: 8 Years
DIAGNOSIS: Dilated Cardio Myopathy (DCM)
PHOTO: Taken just before diagnosis
Given Merial CHPPI2 (French): 5 diseases when she was just 5 weeks old.
This is a recipe for crippling a new body. Not for protecting, this is not health and this is not scientifically proven, any of the above. Especially if one digs deep into the literature on viruses and their function, and the studies.
Vx used to be given individually, then the cause effect could be monitored. However, pharma board rooms along the way then decided to group them for efficiency and money. No organic body would contract all these diseases in a lifetime. What this is, is illness. Slamming the beautiful, body with illness. So much illness. So much toxicity that life spans are being cut in half. This I believe contributed to the following:
5 Years old: April 2013: Distemper symptoms; surfaced during moving (high stress) Photos below, August 2013
Symptoms above came, and went over the course of months. Finally, fully healed a year later, March 2014. Naturally supported. (More about this in a separate case study.) However, 8 months later, heart failure.
6 years 9 months old: December 2014 | Heart Failure
These above symptoms, I believe, are a direct result of this vaccination below that was given to her at just 5 weeks old by the breeder. Nothing else toxic went into this body once we took her off the Eukanuba waste product she was being fed as a puppy. Sienna was fed a fresh food diet, yet the damage surfaced. All symptoms she experienced are listed on the Vx leaflets.
Neutered / Spayed, when: Yes, 1.5 years of age (I would never do this again to an animal)
Microchipped: Yes, 1.5 years if age (I would never do this again to an animal)
Medications, Current: None, until Dilated Cardio Myopathy Diagnosis
Neurotoxin: Flea and Tick: Dec 2014 (one application)
Chemical Dewormers: None
The purpose of the case study is to demonstrate to the reader that anything is possible. There are amazing people out in the world healing themselves and / or helping others heal all kinds of imbalances. Ultimately, I believe, the impossible becomes the possible when old belief systems are dismantled, we become open to the possibility of ‘what if’, and our commitment to the journey.
This is Sienna’s healing journey, shared with you all. She is a very private soul, and loves everyone. It is with tremendous honour we share this journey with the reader about healing her beautiful heart. She is still with us today spreading her love, May 2021.
Disclaimer: It is important to note this Case Study does in no way, shape or form guarantee your animal’s survival. There are many pieces that must come together during a healing journey. This is shared information only.
Coughing: Sienna began coughing a week prior to her collapse. The local vet in our neighbourhood thought she had a cold. She was eating, drinking, and walking easily. We then contacted our homeopath veterinarian in Belgium. Sienna was prescribed:
Dec 27th: Antimuonium Tartaricum 30C
Dec 28th: Antimuonium Tartaricum 30C
Dec 29th: Carbo Vegetalis 30C
Dec 30th: Took Sienna to vet up the street
Night time: Sienna would not want to lie down. Coughing was still present, but keeping herself elevated was a sign her lungs were collecting fluid, and lying down made it harder to breathe. We did not know this at the time of course.
Abdomen swollen: This was the BIG “we have a real problem” signal. She started to collect fluid and look distended around her abdomen. This symptom surfaced, and she stopped eating at the same time.
Not Eating: For a Lab to not to want to eat is a massive signal. Sienna LOVES her food, actually worships it! This and the abdomen sent us back to the vet running. This was a week later from the last visit.
Vet | Local.
The vet took one look at her in the waiting room, and knew we were in trouble. Of course, this was one day before New Years’ Eve. She contacted a hospital in Amsterdam, Medisch Centrum Voor Dieren (MCVD) and they kindly waited for us to arrive. We had about an hour’s drive.
Vet | Emergency
Upon arrival, she was taken immediately taken to the imaging room. The issue was HOW THEY HANDLED her. All she felt was ABSOLUTE FEAR because they were in such a rush they did not take time to talk to her, to gently tell her what was going on, and the metal table they placed her on, she has never forgotten.
This is not to take away from their skill set and our gratitude for helping us. But she was still walking and engaging, so being handled so roughly and being pressured onto the table, the look of fear on her face was horrifying. I stepped in and stopped everyone to take a beat, give her a hug and explained what was going to happen. This allowed her to relax a little, and allowed the technicians to do their job more easily and of course, less stress on an already very stressed heart.
Side Note: It is lovely in Europe, as our experience has always been you go WITH your animal for all testing and engagement. First of all, you learn more, it is a team process, but also you are calmer and the animal is calmer because they are with you. There is no separation. You are there to guide the “handlers” of your pet, be it a vet or technician, how your animals would prefer to be treated, and actually help the process.
My experience so far in Canada, is that it is all about getting the job done and keeping the pet parents separate from the animal. This system is EXTREMELY stressful for both parties, and as a pet parent you have NO IDEA how your animal is being treated / handled. I do not agree with this concept, business practise, at all. It is clinical and not a healing experience in the slightest.
Below is Sienna’ report, translated from Dutch to English of her status analyzed by the vet upon arrival at MCVD, diagnosing her with DCM.
Disease history: last week cough problems, today again to vet: Not going well. Does not eat well, drinks moderately and is slow and weak. Also continues to breathe heavily, now huge belly, is also breathing heavily and slower. foam seen from nose.
General research: weak wrist, very tight, undulation positive.
Ultrasound findings: heart: There is a moderate pericardial overfill, at the widest point this is 1.6 cm of moisture, at the narrowest point only a few mm.
The heart looks large, with all compartments enlarged. The EPSS is increased by 13.3 mm (normally <7 mm), the left atrium is moderately dialed. The left ventricle clearly shows eccentric hypertrophy, and the muscle wall of the left ventricle is thin.
There are no masses visible on the heart. abdomen: Ascites and some large liver, most suitable for liver.
Pericardial puncture resulted in congestion fluid (clear, light yellow), not the typical moisture that fits an idiopathic pericardial overfill.
Conclusion: dilatory cardiomyopathy (DCM), with moderate pericardial overfilling, Plan and advice: the dog is admitted and receives an injection of furosemide every hour until the dog is visibly less stuffy. Then we will start with pimobendane twice daily 7.5 mg, furosemide 2-4 daily 40 mg and benazepril once daily 10 mg.
The DCM forecast is reserved.
Agreements about aftercare: the owner keeps in touch with the admission department as long as the dog is admitted to us, after which follow-up takes place via the internal department. I hope to have informed you sufficiently and thank you for the referral.
By the time I left the vet in Amsterdam on the 30th, it was late at night. Sienna stayed overnight to see how she adjusted. The next day we went to visit her, and she was up walking around with her pole of meds attached to her. The overnight nurse said Sienna came with her to see every patient to make sure they were okay. This is our Sienna, always leading with her heart.
Neither my husband or I thought she wanted to leave, depart this planet, she was still very interested in living so we began to gather information.
First, I connected with my lovely animal communicator, Irene van Leewan, who immediately connected to Sienna for us to support her and ask her some questions about her state. This gave Sienna support while she was in the hospital and also the opportunity to ask any questions about her current state. She did not feel like she was ready to go. Irene kindly communicated a few times during the week to support all of us, checking in with Sienna and her needs.
Sienna was sent home with the following drugs:
Furosemide 40g | 4 times every 6 hrs | to help the body get rid of fluid
Vetmedin 1.5 tablet TWICE a day, to support the heart
Forketekor 20mg/1 tablet daily, to support her heart
It was explained to us that this is difficult to treat as there are two issues:
These two conditions contradict each other when treating with medication it as explained to us. How is this possible? No proof, but I expect the cocktail she received when she was a puppy.
Homeopathic vet instructed us to give the remedy DIGITALIS 30C. Animal communicator talked to Sienna again. Great information about what Sienna was experiencing in her body and where to support her. Breathing Rate: 48 at 19.10 that evening.
Very tough day for breathing. Breathing Rate at 60. Gave double furosemide, chatting to vet for direction. Homeopathic vet instructed us to give the remedy DIGITALIS 30C again.
Breathing down to 32 in the morning, and then down to 28 in the evening. Thank you, DIGITALIS! Sienna standing in kitchen for food. Seems to be breathing normally. Amazing since yesterday was such a struggle for her.
As the heart is about love and loss, extreme emotions, and as Sienna is not good at looking after herself I invited EMOTION CODE Worker Beatrice Natemueller to come and work on Sienna to clear anything that may be energetically sorted in her cells.(To read more about the work of Bradley Nielsen please go here).
10.30-15.00: Beatrice worked on and off for many hours with Sienna as I brought tea etc. to support her. She had previously worked on her, so Sienna knew the process. I remember Sienna sitting next to her the whole time. Once Beatrice was finished clearing negative emotions from her cells, and increasing her immune system to 97%, Sienna got up, went outside and played by herself. Something she had never done before as she loves being around others.
She was also given strict “rules of operation”:
At this time, I had found this website, https://caninehearthealth.com/ about healing your canine’s heart of DCM. So, we ordered the products, and immediately began hydrotherapy twice a day.
Breathing rate: 52. Lying on her side is the most difficult position.
Animal communicator talked to Sienna again. Great information about what Sienna was experiencing in her body, and where to support her.
Sienna was NOT impressed with this process. She is VERY clear on what she approves of, and does not. What was amazing was she had to climb these steep stairs in our house in The Netherlands to get to the bathtub on the second floor to do the hydrotherapy. So even with her compromised heart, she climbed the stairs twice a day to do this therapy, and then back down.
We ended up sweetening the deal by giving her small bits of red pepper, apple, pear, zucchini etc. every time we changed the temperature. So, this was cut up in slivers and then she would follow to participate. Our other dog, Yantha, came “to support”, and sat by the tub to ensure food enticers were shared by all. 😃 It was a family affair.
The shower head is placed on the heart, the left side of the body behind the left elbow. The temperature is made as hot as the animals can stand it. This is done for a minute then it is made as cold as the animals can stand it, this is done for another minute. This is alternated every minute for 15 minutes to get the blood moving around the body properly / fully. We had to build up to 15 minutes, she could only do 10 minutes to start with. Sometimes, it was difficult so she sat down during the process too.
Hydrotherapy routine shown here: https://caninehearthealth.com/instructions.html
Sienna, great appetite.
13.00 | Breathing rate after playing: 60.
21.45 | Breathing rate before bed: 28
The program was implemented with the tonics, and the cayenne pepper and ginger capsules, plus the greens and the diet recommendations. We followed this strictly and documented her progress thoroughly daily. It is time consuming, but the results are amazing. It is wonderful to witness your animal start to feel better and really enjoy living. At this time, furosemide was down to 2 per day from the original dosage of 4 tablets since January 1st.
Heart Healing Program, daily:
Sienna walking 30-minutes twice a day, and active at home.
Sienna walking 40-minutes twice a day, strong, and active at home.
First day she RAN on the beach, 50-minute walk; noticed weak in right wrist *** (SPLEEN)
Down to one furosemide tablet. Breathing rate: 24.
Sienna reporting a breathing rate of 16-20 at night.
Back on the beach with her buddy, Yantha and oh so happy to be rolling in fish guts!
Fluctuating between one and two furosemide tablets a day; depending on congestion.
Breathing rate: 18!
Sienna playing and running on the beach actively with our other dog, Yantha.
Acupuncture: Spleen coming up as an issue. (Note: Acupuncturist should always work from the tongue and pulse, then address the body with the process of TCM needles.)
Very happy and proud of herself. Happiest I have seen her in a long time.
Down to one furosemide
First night everyone slept upstairs together. My husband and I had been alternating sleeping on the couch next to her on the main floor so she did not have to climb the stairs, and also had easy access to the outdoors if ever needed during the night.
Acupuncture: Liver coming up as an issue; she needs to come off heart meds as soon as possible.
Sienna looking great!
Down to ½ tablet of furosemide once a day
Vet visit in Amsterdam, NL
Down to 1/4 tablet of furosemide once a day; sometimes twice a day depending on what I see.
What is really shocking, is the medical community does not ask what you as the pet parent are doing to help heal your animal. They are not interested. And therefore, not interested in healing her.
At this appointment I shared my goal of getting her off the drugs, and I was yelled at heavily, with Sienna standing beside me, that this was not possible, ever.
When I finally got the veterinarian to calm down, and talk to me, she told me she was fearful as she never trained to take animals off medications.
This was a HUGE light bulb moment for me. The visit was exhausting and the behaviour was extremely abusive towards us. This is an example of vet bullying.
These people completely missed the opportunity to celebrate all that Sienna had accomplished. They could have filled her heart with joy. The focus should have been about all of us working together in harmony to prolong the quality of life for this beautiful dog. So much damage in these places is caused by attitude and behaviour. Below is Sienna’ report, translated from Dutch to English of her status analyzed by the vet upon arrival, diagnosing her with DCM.
Sienna short on magnesium. This makes sense as when beings are under stress, magnesium is depleted.
Lying on LEFT side, side of HEART, breathing rate at 56!!! Gave her a furosemide, and shifted side, then fine! Noted that the side she lies on matter during the healing. The pressure on the heart.
Played with vacuum vigorously!
Sienna, starting to show signs of Distemper = 5 days later after I explained to her we were moving to Canada. Sores on abdomen.
ABMS Update: At this stage I am still learning how to work with Zoopharmacognosey, but not nearly as knowledgeable as I am now. I remember tonnes of Spirulina was consumed, some days 25 plates, and lots of calendula macerate. This was offered daily. My notes are not what they are now, unfortunately, but I remember the volume being extraordinary..
Sienna very strong on her walk. Could not keep up to her. Local vet checks her for flying. Given the green light to fly. 🙂
Irene talks to all the animals about upcoming move, checking each of their body, mind, spirit.
Irene talks to all the animals about upcoming move, checking each of their body, mind, spirit.
Irene talks to all the animals about upcoming move, checking each of their body, mind, spirit. Eight days befre flying to Canada.
I flew ahead of the animals, to receive them in Canada. My husband loaded them in the NL on this day. They had to go to the airport so early, something like 6 hours prior to the flight departing. Really unnecessary, and traumatic fro them all to be held at the airport so long. They were in transit for 16 hours door to door. The flight from Amsterdam to Vancouver was 8 hours, and then they were driven up to Whistler.
When Sienna landed in Canada, we stopped the Furosemide, she no longer needed it. Heart medications were gradually decreased over the next two months. By the end of the year, she no longer needed them either. We kept her on the Canine Heart Health program until the New Year and then weaned her off this too.
Here she is with her partner in crime in the Whistler snow December 2015, and having a freezing cold swim. So good for the heart! She is a huge fan of Wim, practising the WimHof Method routinely! :)
Sienna is still with us. She is one of the reasons I do what I do today. She is a part of my soul, my spirit, and I am deeply grateful she is on this journey with me. May her healing help guide you to happy, healthy non-toxic places with your animals!
Above: 2018 March | Sienna playing with her favourite toy!
I have compiled a document showing the costs associated with healing Sienna here. I believe this is all "created illness” and thus, “created revenue”. I also believe the costs people are paying now in 2021, is beyond criminal. Your animal should never be ill and it should not cost thousands of dollars to “save them”.
Nature is an incredible, divine, sophisticated intelligence which produces amazing life on this planet. Not one full of imbalance and disease. Only humankind produces this. I hope this document provides insight.
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