This is the story of Jack, a seven year old Pekingese, who is teaching me to listen carefully to ALL the information as revealed. Jack was very clear in his communications, as you’ll see in the first part of his story, about his immediate medical condition. The second part of his communication was not so clear and took events to unfold before we had a full understanding of Jack’s explanation of his symptoms.
Jack explained to his human and me where his immediate pain was, and his desire to have this pain relieved immediately so he could eat again. Jack also shared secondary symptoms of a headache, fogginess, and his belief that with medical assistance he would regain 60% health long-term. You will see from the following emails written by his human to friends and family how Jack’s symptoms as described played out:
(August 6, 2011): OK, you all know the background…Jack wouldn’t eat or drink for over a week. The vets couldn’t find anything wrong—lab results were perfect, teeth looked perfect, they couldn’t get him to whimper no matter where or how hard they poked. On day 6, I called animal communicator Kelly Krueger, who has talked with Jack before.
Kelly talked with Jack and me for about 30 minutes and felt strong pain in the left side of Jack’s face—somewhere between the sinuses and teeth. She asked him specifically about every other part of his body, and this was his only area of specific pain he acknowledged. She reiterated that it was not a tooth itself or the sinus cavity, but somewhere in between, like the root of a tooth.
The vets did not want to knock him out to do a full set of dental x-rays because of his condition, however, I convinced them to do a skull x-ray, which they could perform without anesthesia. They didn’t find anything with the skull x-ray, but they sent it to radiologists. Voila! The radiologists said, “Mandibular root abscess is likely.” So Jack had exploratory dental surgery. Dr. Ruth called me with this news:
We anesthetized Jack and did a full set of dental x-rays. We found that he did have a very small abscess in his pre-molar and potential abscess in the molar next to it. So we decided to extract both of those teeth. But this is the amazing part. When I got the second tooth out, I realized that it was not complete. There was a tiny part of the root that had broken off, was detached from the rest of the root, and embedded in the bone. I have this tiny bit of bone along with the pieces of the two teeth!
Jack seemed to recover from the dental surgery and was eating well. About a week later, his human emailed:
After Jack’s dental surgery last week we soon realized that that was not the whole problem, as he continued to stumble and fall. And he finally had a big seizure on August 10. After 8 days in Critical Care they got his seizures under control with the right combination of meds. The conclusion is that he has had swelling of the lining of his brain (encephalitis) caused by his immune system which should be manageable with medications.
Jack shared all the symptoms he was experiencing at the time. Some made sense to us immediately and some of his symptoms became obvious over time. Animals share what they know in that moment, and we humans take that information and work with it the best we can. Jack is slowly getting better, and his human assures him that she will continue to listen to him and his doctors as his journey continues.
Thank you to Jack’s human who co-wrote this article.
I look forward to working with your beloved animals for a variety of relevant topics. Schedule your animal communication consultation now for a deeper understanding of behaviors, symptoms, and quality of life.