Today I am following Mom and Shannon's advice, my family is very wise.
Paul was out of the house by six this morning. Quentin woke up and crawled into bed with me around 6:30, he snuggled with me for a little a while and then I got up and turned TreeHouse on for him. I went back to bed, not to sleep, but to follow the advice above. I just laid there snuggled under the blankets for a while.
The next thing I knew it was about 7:30 and PJ came in and had a snuggle with me. She got bored and went to join Quentin. I snuggled back down to get more of doing nothing in and then Sebastian woke up and came in and snuggled me for a few minutes. What a perfect morning.
I did finally roll out of bed around 8:30. I did what any well snuggled mom would do, I brewed a pot of coffee and made chocolate waffles for the kids. It's 10:30 now and the kids are full and happy and I am drinking my last cup of coffee. I will round up the kids to run some errands with me I think we are in for a relaxing day. All in all I have to say my family gives the best advice ever!
Remember the guinea pig? Well the little girl brought her guinea pig in to see me yesterday. Can you imagine waiting in your chiropractors office with 4 other patients, 2 of which are people, one who is a boarder collie and one guinea pig? It was a busy, fun day at the office.
The guinea pig had somehow hurt her back, she was sort of all scrunched up, you could see in the midback where there was a lot of muscle spasm and she was very sore there. Sadly she has some nerve damage into her lower extremities, she has bowel and bladder control, but no muscular control over her back legs. She is very frustrated with her body, it won't do what she wants it too. I used the activator to adjust her and there was immediate improvement in the muscle spasm, you could see her back level out right away. She also gained some control of her right back leg, but I think there will permanent nerve damage, especially on the left side. She is otherwise quite healthy and happy. I told the girl who brought her in to watch for improvement and if she felt the guinea pig was getting better to continue to bring her in at no charge.
It is interesting treat animals and see how they respond to chiropractic care, they respond very quickly and very well. I can tell you in one or two visits whether I can help an animal or not. Animals tell you exactly what is wrong with them and they rarely carry any emotional baggage, so you can see them clearly. By that I mean how they physically represent is how they actually are.
People tend to carry so much with them, they may come in complaining of midback pain, but that midback pain is not always due to an injury to the midback. It could be anything from the crappy food they are eating, to the mortgage payment due yesterday, or from grief they have not dealt with from a loss 15 years ago. There is a physiological response to all of our daily experiences, whether that experience is physical or emotional in nature. We store so much in our muscles and our bodies, health comes from so many things in our lives, minds and hearts.
Animals tend to have less variables, they have a good consistent diet, they are not worried about money, how the car is running ect. This is not to say that they don't have an emotional component or a stress factor, but it is not near like we put on ourselves as humans. I enjoy working with animals in my practice and have learned many valuable lessons from them. Of course I enjoy and learn from my two legged patients as well.