Oh my goodness, it’s been a big week for my boy.
Today, he had 8 abscesses drained under general anesthesia (four under his right armpit, two under his left, one on his groin and even one on his scrotum). My poor boy.
I haven’t been blogging a lot of about Moses’ abscesses, but he’s had a steady stream of abscesses since he stopped Linezolid (the super antibiotic that he was on earlier this year).
So I don’t bore you to death with discussions about abscesses and also to keep my thoughts organized in one place, I’ve been keeping a record of all of the abscesses since the end of March in one post here. In the last 4.5 months, he’s had 28 abscesses that have drained spontaneously, 12 that needed surgical intervention, 5 that disappeared on their own (that’s 45 in total). His body has been going crazy with abscesses.
After we started emotional freedom technique in July, I found that all of the abscesses were draining spontaneously (thank God!), so most of them were resolved painlessly, but it’s still disconcerting and has still involved lots of visits with the surgeon as he keeps track of what’s going on. I am still finding a pattern of a multitude of abscesses popping out after I spend time with “spiritual friends”. This won’t make sense to any new readers, but it’s related to a pattern that that I’ve discovered with the help of a karmic healer. I’m terribly upset about the whole thing as I’ve basically become a hermit as I’ve tried to test out this theory, but I’ve been finding that the pattern is still very strong and also obvious.
Moses was close to abscess-free when we were in Calgary (he had one spontaneously drain on the plane ride to Calgary) and another spontaneously drain when we were in Calgary. Within a couple of days of arriving to Winnipeg, he developed 7 abscesses, and shortly after we got back home to NL, almost all of the abscesses resolved themselves. It was amazing to watch them all drain and/or disappear on their own. And then I went for a walk with a friend in the woods, and within a day, Moses had 3 huge abscesses and 2 weeks later, those 3 developed into the 8 that were drained by the surgeon today.
I feel beat up on so many levels and feel terribly sad about the whole thing. But, we have some things that we are going to try in the near future, so we’re not without hope.
I have a theory on why this latest round of abscesses didn’t drain on their own. I started putting essential oils directly on the abscesses (typically, I have just been applying them to the bottoms of his feet instead of on the abscesses directly), and I feel that in Moses’ case, it prevented the abscesses from bursting because they kept his skin intact. Lesson learned: I will not be putting any oils on any active abscesses in the future. I am, however, going to apply the oils on his armpits and his groin once the wound has healed. Someone sent me an essential oil protocol for MRSA that has been effective for others. I pray that it helps (and if it does, I’ll post the protocol). I won’t put the oils on before the wounds heal because I have found that the oils help his skin to heal so fast that the abscesses often close up before they have completely drained.
His surgeon (who we love) has been talking for months about starting a 6 week round of Linezolid since when he was on the super antibiotic, he was essentially abscess-free. For my new readers, we had started Linezolid to help resolve some intra-abdominal abscesses that Moses had in November.
I have not been keen on re-starting Linezolid (it’s considered a “big gun / super antibiotic”). It’s very expensive (costs $6,000 for a 6 week course, which thankfully should be covered by my health insurance plan), but has the potential to affect liver function, which means that Moses will need bi-weekly blood work. And, we found that last time, within 2 weeks of stopping Linezolid, he started developing abscesses again. So it’s not a long-term solution, but his doctors all seem keen to re-start him on it. We will soon have a consultation with his infectious diseases specialist (who we love) and we’ll discuss this option and my concerns. If she is still keen, we will likely give this a go, as DH is on board to re-start Linezolid, and I don’t have any energy in me to left to fight this. (I’m keeping all of my energy to fight DH about vaccinating Moses with the pneumococcal vaccination – I need to choose my battles).
I have a karmic healing session scheduled for Moses at the end of September. The last session was in June for all three of us, so it’s time for another session. I’ve been trying to minimize our sessions because her sessions are astronomically expensive, but I do feel that she does good work. I need to do a better job of practicing the energetic exercises that she recommends. I do feel that it helps, but unfortunately, I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing so. (I’ve been practicing more EFT lately).
Happily, DH is totally on board with the karmic healing sessions (I’ve been paying for them and he doesn’t know exactly how expensive they are). I really do feel that the work that she did has positively affected our family dynamics.
Dr. Schulze’s Herbs
As mentioned in this post, I have ordered some of Dr. Schulze’s herbs. DH is currently not on board with trying them, so I don’t know if we will actually use them, but at least we’ll have them on hand. I suspect I’ll receive them in 3 weeks or so (to save on shipping costs and custom fees, I shipped them to a friend in the states, who is shipping them to me). I might get DH to try them so I can get him on board before trying them with Moses. I also want to get our naturopath’s thoughts on them.
One of my friends whose child has a form of HIES has mentioned the possibility of using IVIG, so DH and I are looking into it. My gut says no at the moment, but it’s worth finding out more.
And last, but not least, DH is open to us re-starting homeopathy again. This is a HUGE development and is worthy of a separate blog post altogether, so I’ll share my thoughts about that in my next post (read more here).
So, all in all, I am feeling optimistic that we can shift out of the current “abscess world” that we have been living in. Will keep you posted as always. Please do keep us in your thoughts and prayers.