Extinction of Horny Toads and a Good Diagnosis

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Can you find the horny toad?

For you non Texans, this is a ‘Horny Toad’ or the books call em Horned Toad of Horned Lizard. Texans call em Horny Toads.  They come in all sizes, this is a medium size, I know because I took the picture. The babies are insey, and cute. I found one that was like half an inch across and long, it must have been ‘fresh’ out of it’s egg. Supposedly, their favorite food is ants, then other bugs, ie grasshoppers, spiders and such. They shoot blood from their eyes, though I have never ever seen it happen. When I was a kid I would catch these guys, try to get a ‘family'; Momma, Daddy, big brother and baby, carry them around, especially the baby, then let them all go at the end of the day.

The Horned Toad conservation Society (Yep there is one) says that Horned Toads are on the conservation list in Texas. It is illegal to catch and keep.You can catch an look, but don’t keep them and breed them.

I wonder if they actually are ‘endangered’? Or is it they just are not seen well? They do blend with the rocks and dirt.  Where we are,they are everywhere. I see at least 2 everyday I walk my trail, that goes around our 10 acres. I don’t calculate, but I bet if someone did, they would formalize something that multiplied the feet by the acres by the horny toads and the birthing cycle and would find we have an abundance of horny toads. I don’t think ‘they’ are looking in the right place. And even when they do, they may not see what they are looking for, because of the camouflage. ‘They’ say that the population is disappearing because we bad humans are killing ants’ thus horny toads  food source. (Sounds like ant’s may be endangered also). Also building houses and such are removing their environment. Then predators (food chain) are eating them. I don’t buy it.

A child of a friend of mine is in the hospital right now. This child has autism. So he can not communicate his needs or pains, well.  A few days ago they all ended up in the ER after their pediatrician suspected his pain and vomiting was possible appendicitis. In the hospital he was diagnosed not with appendicitis, but with pancreatitis and then sent to another hospital , a bit bigger and ?, 120 miles away. There more has , happened and been diagnosed. He has some nutrition issues, he is retaining fluid. Doc’s seem to think the intravenous nutrition will help with the fluid retention. And once that is gone they will take out the gall bladder. –

The pancreatitis being a possible effect from gall bladder issues, can be found on the internet, so I am guessing, text books.  Stomach pain can be pancreatic. So quick conclusion young 8 year old boy needs his gall blader removed. REALLY? Could they possibly be not seeing something, something camouflaged?  Are they ignoring some other facts.

  • Autism -Many with Autism also have gastro issues as well as leaky gut. Those with autism on GF diet have positive response;
  • Stomach pain-Celiac/Gluten intolerance
  • malabsorption of nutrition – Celiac/Gluten  intolerance
  • fluid retention – complications from malabsorption. Celiac Gluten intolerance
  • pancreatitis Malabsorption issues from Celiac/Gluten intolerance can bring this on.
  • Gall Bladder remember ‘It Ain’t Your Gall Bladder’

Could the Doctors be ignoring what is obvious, because it blends with something else? Like a horny toad on a rocky road? They are treating the symptoms, yet not really looking for the cause. Why does an 8 year old boy have pancreatitis or gall bladder issues this severe? The pancreas and gall bladder receive their ‘function’ from other sources in the body; digestion, immune system, absorption of nutrients.

We seem to think the ‘They’s’ of this world, because they ‘say so’ must know so. They may not.

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