Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 25

I took a shedding blade to him this morning and all I got was dead winter hair. No new bald spots have appeared on his body and I can tell the area on his chest has not increased, as the skin biopsy was done along the edge of the largest area and it has remained the same. I think he lost what little remained on his forehead. No mane or tail hairs fell out as I combed what he has left.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Further info from Dr. Thomas explaining why he knows Bounce does not have an autoimmune disease.



Bounce does not have an autoimmune disease; his blood work does however reveal a significant bacterial infection. The bacterial infection is displayed by his high percentage (72%) of segmented neutrophils and low percentage (23%) of lymphocytes. For an autoimmune disease to present there must be, at the minimum, low percentage of segmented neutrophils and high percentage of lymphocytes; if you notice this is the exact opposite relationship of these two variables. This latter pattern could also represent a viral infection but I was looking to see if at least the last one was in Bounce’s blood work. If this is still confusing dear just email back. The differential count of a CBC can tell us so much when you know what the specific patterns and relations of its test results represent.


I am delighted to hear that Bounce has not lost any more hair since using my Total Immune Health solution. This is exactly what I would expect if a bacterial infection was the cause of Bounce’s hair loss. I expect Bounce’s hair to grow back Sandra but what had to happen first was the loss had to stop; this is an indication that bacterial infection is no longer getting worse.




Dr. Thomas

Good News

I received this email this morning from Dr. Thomas. I have asked for clarification, since the skin biopsy result stated alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease. If that is wrong, I am delighted. I have so many questions.




I was happy to receive Bounce’s blood work and discover that he is not suffering from an autoimmune disease. This is a great relief. What his blood work did reveal is a significant bacterial infection which could certainly explain Bounce’s apparent alopecia. I know nothing better to take of a bacterial infection that my Total Immune Health; keep him at the dosage I recommended; i.e. 4 scoops X 3. Has his hair loss stopped or is it still continuing?




Dr. Thomas


Friday, April 17, 2009


I only have some boring details. First, Bounce-a-roon was perfect for his injection today. I did have him twitched, but he did not flinch. So I think next time I will try it without the twitch. He loves the herbs which he gets via dosing syringe, not shot into his mouth, but rather slowly squeezed so he gets to slurp them up. I think I have Deb fed him his herbs while I put in the needle.

The lab results came in the AM and have been forwarded to MO for evaluation. All I know to do has been done, so now we just wait.

Another beautiful day, Bounce has spent it in the zone. I need to spend some of it enjoying a rare thing in MN, a lovely day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hurry up and wait

Blood has been drawn, the results will be back on Friday and I can email them off to MO. Bounce is enjoying the herbs he is currently getting and he is contemplating the added attention. Tomorrow I will attempt sticking him with a needle in that immune point. Too bad it's at the back of the horse! Everything is in a holding pattern. I'll get some more photos when I get the chance. It's a great way of tracking his hair loss. 

We have a beautiful day and the horses and I will take full advantage of it. Enjoy your day and keep Bounce in your thoughts.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Bounce was treated today, but I couldn't get photos. It was quick and we also didn't need Bounce acting up. Bounce doesn't like the camera. 

He was given an IV injection of a traditional immune booster and an injection in one of the immune indicator spots on his croup. That was a homeopathic concoction, the only ingredient I remember is echinacea. I have to repeat that treatment 2 times a week for 2 weeks.  Blake said he felt confidence in this working because Bounce was very reactive in the points that indicate immune system problems. I am optimistic.

I now know the second ingredient, Tramisol, an immunostimulant.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Starting Herbs

The herbs I'm to feed Bounce until his formulated herbs are ready, Total Immune Health, arrived and Bounce has started his first full day. The good news is, I am not getting anymore mane or tail hairs at this time, so what he has left isn't coming out. I know this isn't the herbs, but I was happy to see this. Prior to today I would get hands full of hair. He used to have a thick mane and tail. I used a shedding rake on him today and I didn't create any more bald spots. He looks so pathetic, poor baby.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Body Shots April 13

April 13

As you can see, Bounce has lost considerable hair on his face over three weeks. He is scheduled for acupuncture on Wednesday and the conventional vet will be out to draw blood for a CBC on Wednesday also. The areas of hair loss on his body are not growing as quickly as the facial hair loss.

Bounce March 2009

This is the first photo I have taken of Bounce since he started losing his hair. The photo was taken March 21st. I am working with Dr. Thomas to have an herbal treatment made to fit Bounce's specific needs, but until then he will be on an immune system booster. I need to get a vet out to draw blood for a CBC and then Dr. Thomas will have the information he needs.