My intention of this blog is to share the ups and downs of raising an extremely sensitive child, and to chronicle his healing journey.
I started this blog when my son, Moses (not his real name), was 2.5 years old. At the time, he was extremely sensitive — to emotions, the environment, to chemicals and to most foods (was 40+ foods at one point, but due to all of our hard work and the grace of God, it’s now down to gluten, dairy, fish, eggs and some tree nuts). I believe that his sensitivity is also a gift.
In November 2010 (a year and a half after I started this blog), my son was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic immune disorder, Job’s Syndrome (which explains his extreme sensitivity). Only 850 or so reported cases in the world. It is my hope that despite the fact that Moses has a rare disorder, that the information that I share in this blog may still be helpful to other parents of sensitive children. (But, if you happen to be one of the rare ones with Job’s Syndrome, I’ve compiled some tips for living with Job’s Syndrome here).
If you want to read a post that describes just how far we’ve come, read this post describing the days leading up to the diagnosis. This post written in January 2012 describes our healing journey up until that time.
He is now 6 years old and is thriving. We tried many, many things to help our son (in fact, this blog documents many of the things that we have tried). Out of all of the healing techniques that we have tried, Heilkunst homeopathy has been the most effective at addressing and removing the root cause of disease, and we used this modality of healing for 2.5 years.
Recently, we’ve been taking a break from homeopathy and using doTERRA essential oils (including frankincense, peppermint, melaleuca, Breathe oil blend, OnGuard oil blend and Balance oil blend) to help with his healing, and he’s been doing really, really well since we’ve started them. Read about his current treatment plan here.
Even though my son is not autistic, I sometimes write about autism because I have found that many of the techniques that help autistic children also help my son. Autistic and other sensitive children can be helped with homeopathy, biomedical treatments (such as dietary changes, supplementation), and energy healing. I highly recommend reading the book, Autism the Journey Back, by Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith. It’s a book about how Heilkunst treatment can help children to recover from autism. I also highly recommend McCarthy and Kartzinel’s Healing and Preventing Autism book, and the Generation Rescue website. For inspiring stories of parents who are healing their children’s autism, read this. (If you want to know if your child is predisposed to developing autism, read this).