HHS Funds Drug to Treat Severe Infections and Prevent Cytokine Storm
A potential drug to combat a complication of severe infections known as a cytokine storm will advance in development under an agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A cytokine storm can complicate …
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Infection outbreak at pain clinic sparks calls for greater transparency
Nine patients of the clinic developed serious bacterial infections, including meningitis and epidural abscesses, between August and November 2012. Some were left with permanent nerve damage, causing bladder and bowel incontinence and an inability to …
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Respiratory infection reaches the Upstate
Both patients are infected with an enterovirus strain known as EV-D68, according to a written statement from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). A DHEC spokesman did not respond to questions about counties in which cases …
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French bulldogs have to be one of the most adorable breeds. Meet Harry, who is 9 months old and lives in Monaco.
Many people ignore the warning signs that dogs give, then later fail to remember that there were warning signs.
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Dogs cant take tylenol.! Or motrin. Bad for the liver. Aspirin is better, if needed.
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Just like the Super Bowl half time is all about the sponsors so I wanted to take a few to thank all of ours who have help make this journey possible.
TAGG the GPS Pet Tracker
TAGG has saved our fuzzybutts on more than one occasion. The best example of this was when I walked highway 20 from Corvallis to Newport OR solo. I took one of the trackers in case of an emergency and on the very first day I ran into a bit of a crisis. We had made water drops along the 50 mile stretch and my supply was down to less than half a liter. As I neared the first drop I saw a man in a John Deere mower cutting the grass on the highway shoulder.
I sprinted up to him and asked if he found 2 jugs of water in the area he recently cut and he said he had and that one of them may have escaped the blade of the mower. It didn’t. The temp in wilamette valley was already soaring up to the 90s and the next drop was down the road another 10 miles so i was in a bit of a pickle.
Ginger was able to tag me and then find a nearby store using Yelp. TAGG – not only great for your dog but Yer Big Dog too! I’ve gotten to know the trackers intimately and the folks behind them and I can’t say enough about them. The fuzzybutts will be wearing them even after this walk.
When you purchase the trackers at their website and sign up for the service, enter the promo code 2Dogs they’re generously offering a 10% discount and donate $ 25 to the Puppy Up Foundation. Also you can track Indy and me as we walk the west coast at www.2dogsagainstcancer.com It’s been a little confusing because we’re staying with more host families and sometimes we’re tagged after we’ve been picked up and off the road.
We’d also like to thank our other walk sponsors: Hollywood Feed for providing the dog food for the walk. P2 Collars and Toki Poki for the awesome corded collars and leashes. Everlasting Memories for the beautiful infinity ring that holds Murphy’s ashes. Orijen for providing the 6 Fish food for Hudson.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Hudson’s cancer has returned. Two-fold it seems. Last week two tumors were taken off him; on the base of his tail the other on his ear. Path lab report indicates that the former is a neurofibrosarcoma, the latter a grade 2 mast cell.
And while it’s preliminary pending further testing and consultation with a few oncologists contingencies must be made. What has made it even more difficult for me, other than being thousands of miles away from him, the lack of cell service on both my AT&T & verizon phone. The path results were texted to me and I had to use the landline of a grocer in elk CA to learn its scope.
The walk may be postponed once we reach San Francisco. As we’re within 130 miles of the Bay Area and planning a few events there, we’re committed to them. After that, what we learn this week will make a determination.
What’s particularly disconcerting to me is that there was a 95% probability of no recurrence or metastasis within two years. It’s been less than one.
We’ve been tried and tested the entire time on this journey in ways I didn’t foresee, perhaps even unforeseeable. But what matters now is Hudson. Indy and I are back on the road tomorrow unsure & uncertain what comes next.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Today is ‘International Talk like a Pirate Day’ – who knew! So I give you this tiny ‘Pirate’ who I’m sure can ‘woof’ in an ‘Ahoy matey’ sort of way!
In fact, this little sweetheart is called Shelley and is only 9 months old. She lives in Menton but I met her at the Sospel Agricultural Show last Sunday.
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If you all were here for my post last week, you will understand the whole thing with the 600 Brilliant Blog Post Ideas and where it came from, but if not, you can check it out here. If not, then read on.
# 544. Describe a time you rediscovered something that you have seen your whole life.
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