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April 2016 – My Heilkunst update

This is a summary of my Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update from mid-March to April (6 weeks). Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On March 12, 2016, I started the following droppers.

1) Polyg. 30C – (Physical – Rashes/Neck and shoulder pain/Digestion/TMJ/Plantar warts/Hay fever/Allergies to dogs and cats) – a drop a day

2) Nat. sulphurous. 200C – (Emotions – Stress/Anxiety) – a drop a day

3) Kali pm. 1M – (Mentals – Life purpose/Self-confidence/Transitioning career) – a drop a day

 

Timeline Wafers:

A – Nat. ars. 30C/200C/1M/10M/50M – for Moses’ Job’s Syndrome diagnosis – 2010

B – Datur. a. 30C/200C/1M/10M50M – Giving up energy healing – December 2013

On March 18th, I started the Nat. ars. wafers to clear the trauma of Moses’ Job’s syndrome diagnosis when he was 4 years old in 2010. I didn’t experience a noticeable change to this clearing (no healing reaction), but Moses had a great March and his Heilkunstler attributed the fact that Moses has been doing exceptionally well lately to the fact that I cleared this event on my timeline.

On my 43rd birthday on April 3, one of DH’s cousins, a bright light, died unexpectedly in her sleep and I grieved her death. She was kind-hearted, generous of spirit, a joy to be around, outrageously funny, inspiring, wise, resilient, courageous and strong. I asked my Heilkunstler for some support and she prescribed an acute dropper for me (China 200C). I felt that it immediately eased my heartache.

On April 5th, I started the Datur. a. wafers to clear the heartache and grief associated with letting go of being an energy healer based on advice that I received from my karmic healer in December 2013. I grieved for at least 6 months – maybe more. It was a huge loss of identity for me at the time. More than two years later, I don’t feel the same loss or grief anymore, but I felt that this was an important event in my timeline to be cleared. About a week after starting these wafers, I developed an intensely itchy rash that spread over a lot of my body (my entire torso, especially my sides, my back) and I was itchy elsewhere (my calves, my thighs, the backs of my knees). The rash and itchiness wasn’t as bad as when I cleared Lepr, but it was pretty bad. It’s been 2.5 weeks since I started the wafers and I still have the rash.  I suspected the rash symbolized a metamorphosis / shedding of an old identity / skin.

I was in a modern dance recital a couple of weeks ago. Although I have always loved to move and dance, I wasn’t very enthusiastic about being in the recital.  I lamented that I wasn’t a very good dancer – I couldn’t really remember the steps, I have a difficult time with turns, and I can’t count out the music. I can’t remember which move is done at which  count. I also didn’t feel comfortable wearing a form-fitted dress. I admitted this to a friend, and she reminded me that I have a gorgeous figure. Isn’t it so interesting how we are always our own harshest critic?

I’ve been reading a lot of books  lately about being okay with being vulnerable and being brave and how just showing up is courageous. I reminded the hyper-critical perfectionist in me that I didn’t need to be the best dancer. I just needed to show up. It wasn’t about being perfect (something that I have always struggled with).

My recital has now come and gone and I absolutely loved the whole experience. I re-discovered the part of me that not only loves to dance, but also to perform. And, lo and behold, I looked beautiful in my dress. And, I danced alongside my fellow dancers and friends beautifully. Not perfectly, but beautifully, nonetheless.

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It was a lovely experience. Really.

It reminded me of how I loved to perform in high school plays. I never had the largest parts, but I loved performing nonetheless. I’m an introvert who loves to be seen from time to time.

It was also a huge boost in my confidence. I made some new friends / connections. I reconnected to my own beauty and grace.

Interestingly, this ties back into my grief of letting go of being an energy healer. It is because I stopped offering healing sessions and stopped teaching yoga classes that I had time to sign up for a modern dance class. And look at the beauty that it has brought into my life.

My soul and my body are so happy that I am dancing again. Just for fun. Just for me.


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Late April 2016 – Heilkunst update

This is a summary of Moses’ Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update in April 2016 over a 3 week period. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On April 2, 2016, Moses started the following droppers:

1) Bry. 12C – (Physical – Fissures on ears/Rashes/Abscesses/Thrush on lips/Food allergies/Asthma/Immune boost/Vision) – a drop a day

2) Dros. 30C – (Emotions – Anxiety/Stress at school) – a drop a day

3) Ledum 1M – (Mentals – Night terrors/Sleep/Self-confidence/Brain fog/Attention span and focus/Friendships/Babyishness) – a drop a day

Even before we received his new droppers, Moses slept in past 9 am, so I felt like the droppers were already working on him immediately. (It sounds crazy, but they start to work as soon as they are prescribed, even before he takes the first drop). Two days after starting his new droppers, he was very itchy at school and Benadryl didn’t work like it normally does. Three days after starting the new droppers, he had a mild night terror. Four days after starting the new droppers, he was extra itchy at night. Five days after starting the droppers, he walked in his sleep, for the first time. Weird. During this same time, he read for 30 minutes (something he has never wanted to do before – we typically need to force him to read for 15 minutes every day) because he was very enthusiastic about his new Big Nate book that his Grammie gifted to him.

This was another great three week period with only very mild healing reactions. He needed his puffer a lot a couple of weeks ago and the backs of his ears are torn up at the moment, but this is all very minor. He continues to be healthy and well. He remains abscess-free.

I wonder how long I will continue these updates. Moses is healthy and well, and I’m aware that these updates probably make for boring reading.  (This is a good thing, since this means that life is going along tickety boo). Still, there’s a part of me that is motivated to continue to keep going with these updates for my own records (I’m a scientist at heart and I’m interested in patterns), and so I will continue until I’m no longer motivated to share.

Plus, these updates remind me how lucky we are to have discovered Heilkunst and reminds me about how far we have come. And hopefully, it offers some of you who may be contemplating starting Heilkunst some encouragement.

 

Alex


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Early April 2016 – Heilkunst Update

This is a summary of Moses’ Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update in mid-March to early April over a 3 week period. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On March 12, 2016, Moses started the following droppers:

1) Chi. sul. 30C – (Physical – Abscess on neck/Brain fog and spaciness/Rashes/Asthma/Head concussion/Back of ear fissures/Food allergies/Thrush on lips/Stomach aches) – a drop a day

2) Elaps. 200C – (Emotions – Fears/Self-pity) – a drop a day

3) Hura crep. 1M – (Mentals – Stress level/Emotional well-being/Socialization/Immature behaviour) – a drop a day

Timeline Wafers:

Lycopers. 200C/1M/10M – Gave him a wafer every fifth night (for recent mild head concussion while playing hockey)

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Four days after starting his droppers, Moses had a very mild night terror (i.e., it was short and he came out of it immediately). On March 20th, I gave him the first wafer for the mild concussion that he had last month while playing hockey. The next day, Moses complained about pain on his neck (at the site of the abscess that has been there for 2 months), and I thought that the site was going to need to be drained by his surgeon. His Heilkunstler prescribed an acute dropper for the abscess: Stro. c. 12C – 2 X a day. Within a couple of days, the abscess was smaller. On March 23, he had another mild night terror. By the end of March, the abscess on his neck was officially gone!!!!!!!  It was once so huge (~2 inches wide) and now it’s gone. What a miracle. He hasn’t developed any new abscesses since we started the prophylactic Doxycycline in February. Woot woot!

Our Heilkunstler had been holding off giving Moses any timeline wafers to clear because of his previous tendency of having huge destabilizing healing reactions to timeline / chronic miasm powders/wafers. This is first month that our Heilkunstler prescribed a timeline wafer for Moses since we started seeing with her a year ago, and amazingly, Moses didn’t have any discernible healing reactions besides his mild night terrors. This is remarkable.

Things are going so well that our next follow up with Moses’ surgeon is in 2 months (whereas for the last couple of years, we have typically seen his surgeon every week to 2 weeks). Moses’ next scheduled medical appointment with a physician is in 6 weeks. Since he was born, Moses generally has had a medical appointment with one of his specialists every single week, so the fact that he doesn’t have an appointment scheduled for 6 whole weeks makes my heart sing. I do so believe that something major has shifted for my son. Dreams do come true. They really do.

I am so thrilled. My boy is healthy and well. I’m so thankful for Heilkunst and for my son’s health. One of the reasons that our Heilkunstler thinks Moses has done so well this month, in addition to the wafers, is the fact that during this past month, I have been clearing  his diagnosis of Job’s Syndrome. He had a major shift in a positive direction last month when I cleared his first diagnosis (G6PD-deficiency), and he had another major improvement this month with me clearing the second diagnosis. She said, “It’s sort of like a big dark thing has been lifted from you and that has lifted it from him also.”  (Interestingly, this also corresponds to my karmic healer’s last reading for me).

This was Moses’ 41st homeopathic clearing since we started this journey 6 years ago, so Moses’ journey of healing with Heilkunst definitely hasn’t been a quick process (nor has it been easy), but slow and steady wins the race. Even after Moses’ first round of Heilkunst healing back in May 2010, there were tangible gains in his health. If you are suffering from an untreatable (by medical standards) and complicated chronic diagnosis, I would encourage you to find a Heilkunst practitioner and start your healing journey. It may not be an easy journey, but will definitely be worth it.

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March 2016 – my Heilkunst update

This is a summary of my Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update from late January to mid-March (6 weeks). Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On January 30, 2016, I started the following droppers:

1) Verb. 30C – Physical – Digestion/constipation/Neck and Shoulder pain/TMJ/Plantar’s warts/Allergies – a drop a day

2) Pariet. 200C – Emotions – Stress/Anxiety over work – a drop a day

3) Lith. mur. 10M – Mentals – Void in life purpose/Self-confidence at work/Finding voice

4) Acute – Peri-menopausal – Echin. 30C – as needed

Shortly after starting the droppers, I developed a light rash on my right side.

My Heilkunstler said that I wasn’t showing a need to clear any of the chronic miasms at this time. Since another Heilkunstler cleared my timeline, she recommended that we go back through my timeline and clear or re-clear things. She felt that I still needed to clear the shock of Moses’ G6PD-deficiency diagnosis when he was 6 days old in 2006. She sensed that there is still a lot of unresolved emotions around that event, and I would agree with that. I had previously cleared the trauma related to Moses’ birth and the difficult first week of his life (he had a rough go of it right from birth), but apparently hadn’t cleared this diagnosis.

On February 5, I started the following timeline wafer, Solanum oleraceum 12C/30C/200C/1M/10M. Shortly after starting my timeline wafer, we had a difficult week because Moses had his third round of general anaesthesia in four weeks, which was stressful on all of us. Then, I had a karmic healing on February 12th and experienced a huge shift and started to think big thoughts about potential new changes in our lives. I started to brew a sore throat around this time. By Feb 15th, the flu-like symptoms were starting to gain hold (sore throat, runny nose, aches and pains). My Heilkunstler prescribed an acute remedy: Meh. 30C 2X a day. The acute remedy helped immediately and I was back to myself within a couple of days.

I think as a result of both my significant karmic healing shift and clearing Moses’ diagnosis, I experienced a huge shift in all aspects of my life:

  • I re-committed to my own dreams of pursuing new work.
  • I have re-committed to building my essential oil business, have started teaching essential oil classes with one of my dear friends (and have been having so much fun!), and we are planning more essential oil classes and workshops, including a monthly Essential Yin workshop (combining our love of yoga and essential oils = pure bliss).
  • I have been looking for work that is aligned with my soul’s journey of using my creative energies to heal the planet. Did you know that I’m a professional wildlife biologist?  I am envisioning working for a conservation organization. I am ready to use my gifts and energy to support conservation initiatives.
  • DH and I have been entertaining other BIG IDEAS, but I am sitting on those ideas for now and will share when the time is right.
  • We are ready for big changes and a big shake-up in our lives!
  • I have found my voice. This is a huge shift for me. I think it’s because I have finally admitted what I have known all along – I am deeply unhappy with my work.
  • Moses had a great month! I am imagining a life  where Moses is not  needing to be driven to medical appointments several times a week. Rather than a life where we are dealing with one crisis after another, I am imagining a life where I can use my energy to find ways to express my creative energies and live a much bigger life than I have been. I am ready for a change and a shift.

So, dear friends, this is where I am right now. I am feeling happy, empowered and energized. May the next month continue to be beautiful!

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Heilkunst update – March 2016

This is a summary of Moses’ Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update in February/March 2016 over a 3 week period. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On February 20, 2016, Moses started the following droppers:

1) Colch. 30C – (Physical – Abscesses/Rashes/Itching/Ear fissures/Lungs/Asthma/Food allergies/Thrush/Eye stye/Stomach aches) – a drop a day

2) Equis. 200C – (Emotions – Victimization/Anxiety/Stress) – a drop a day

3) Guarana 1M – (Mentals – Night terrors/Immature behaviour/Socialization/Brain fog and spaciness) – a drop a day

Moses’ Heilkunstler tested Webber Vitamin E ointment for Moses and it tested favourable, so I ordered it for the corners of his lips and bottoms of his ears. We only recently received it, so it’s too soon to say if it’s helping, but at least he doesn’t seem sensitive to it.

She also tested some potential supplements for Moses (Immusist, Pneumocarotene, Acetyl-CH), but they either didn’t test well or there was a slight negative thread to them, so we didn’t try any of them.

During the first week after he started his new droppers, he needed his Ventolin puffer a lot more than normal. During this 3 week period, he had a few “itchy” throat reactions to foods (a symptom that he didn’t experience last month). These were his only noticeable healing reaction this month. Thank goodness – we certainly deserved a break after two difficult months. Amazingly, Moses didn’t have any night terrors during this round of droppers – the first time that he hasn’t had a night terror during a round of droppers.

On March 5th, Moses had a bad fall during hockey and banged his head off the ice (he was wearing full hockey gear, including a helmet and a mouth guard), nonetheless, he wasn’t himself after the game and we took him straight to the hospital to get him checked out for a potential concussion. The physician thought he might have experienced a very mild concussion, and he rested well that day. I applied frankincense, a cellular complex blend, and cypress essential oils to the back of his neck and along his spine twice a day. He was back to himself by the next day, but we made him take it easy for several days. As a result, he missed playing in a play-offs hockey game, much to his dismay. He’ll be clearing the trauma of his mini-concussion with a homeopathic wafer, once we receive it in the mail.

Moses has been responding well to his new prophylactic antibiotic, which he started on Feb 3. No new abscesses have appeared since we started Doxycycline. He still has a large swollen lymph node / abscess on the side of his neck (~2″ wide), which has been there for ~6 weeks, since before we started the new antibiotic. It’s not causing him any pain, so his surgeon isn’t intervening at the moment. I pray that it resolves itself soon.

So all in all, it was a great month! Woo hoo!

I attribute the positive month to a number of things:

  • The result of continued cumulative healing from Heilkunst.
  • I had a  karmic healing session last month, which resulted in a significant shift in me and has positively affected Moses since he and I are so connected and resonant with each other.
  • I cleared a significant event on my timeline (i.e., Moses’ diagnosis of G6PD-deficiency when he was 6 days old), which freed up a lot of my own energy. Again, a positive shift in me will be reflected in Moses. This underscores the importance of parents (especially mothers) being in treatment with their children. A positive shift in a parent will be reflected in their children.
  • I believe that Doxycycline has likely helped with the fact that we haven’t had any new abscesses since we started taking it. I’m pleased with this (i.e., no new abscesses – yay!) and also dismayed by this – given that the medication has appeared to be effective, I’m worried that it’ll be difficult to eventually get him off of it.

In any case, I hope that this positive trajectory that we are on continues. May it be so!

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Fun skating on a nearby pond

 


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February 2016 – Heilkunst update

This is a summary of Moses’ Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update in February 2016 over a 3 week period. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On January 30, 2016, Moses started the following droppers.

1) Aviaire 12C – Physical – Abscesses/Rashes/Itchiness/Food Allergies/Thrush/Asthma/Ear fissures/Stomach aches/Dental work/Brain fog – a drop a day

2) Equis. 200C – Emotions – Pessimism/Anger/Stress – a drop a day

3) Jatr. u. 10M – Mentals – Depression/Feelings of victimization/Immaturity/Sleep/Night terrors – a drop a day

Within a couple of hours of starting his new droppers, Moses developed a huge abscess in an uncomfortable place and he had quite a bit of bumpiness under his right armpit (the latter had already been there prior to the droppers, but it seemed extra bumpy). Oh boy!

His Heilkunstler prescribed an acute dropper (Card. ben. 30C) – 2x per day, plus in water and could be sprayed on the abscesses. Great news – a couple of hours after starting the acute dropper, Moses’ abscess started draining on its own. Woot woot!

That same evening (on the day Moses started his new droppers), his incision site from his surgery two days before starting the droppers healed so fast that it caused him a lot of pain to remove the 2 foot long x 2 inch wick that they put into his armpit cavity (he was healing so fast that the incision site was starting to close up around the wick). We had to bring him to the ER at 11 pm, so a doctor could remove it. My poor boy – he wasn’t catching a break and it was awful. So much pain and tears and agony.

The next morning, after getting only 5 hours of sleep, he woke up at 6:15 am with the aforementioned abscess still draining. He went back to sleep for a couple of hours and then woke up so that he could play hockey (whereas, I was absolutely exhausted)! That boy is so tenacious and determined. He had a good afternoon, including a playdate with his best friend. Later that evening (likely because he was so tired), he was extra emotional about having had such a difficult past couple of weeks.  Who could blame him, but it was still heartbreaking to hear him say how he hates his life, how he has such a hard life and it’s not fair that he’s the only one that he knows that goes through what he goes through.

On February 3 (4 days after starting the new droppers), we started Moses on his new prophylactic antibiotic (Doxycycline). May it help reduce the occurrence of abscesses and be gentle on his system. He had a light night terror (i.e., he came out of it easily) later than evening and needed his Ventolin puffer.

We noticed that Moses was doing a great job with homework and in his reading. He was focused, working quickly and independently. Maybe all of the fog from last month finally cleared and we were getting to reap the benefits of last month’s clearing.

By February 6th, the drained abscess under his left armpit from last week was healing. He had 2 additional abscesses under his right armpit, but these seemed smaller than they were previously. He still had a large swollen lymph node that his surgeon said might need to be drained eventually, and he had another abscess that had been draining in a different location. He started to complain of stomach upsets, but he felt better after I rubbed a digestive essential oil blend on his belly.

On Wed, Feb 10th (11 days after starting his new droppers), he had an abscess drained under general anesthesia and the one on his neck was aspirated.  Goodness – this was his third minor surgery in less than one month. Typically, he needs general anaesthesia every 6 months (not 3 times in 4 weeks), so this is getting very tiring / draining / exhausting / demoralizing.

I had a karmic healing on Friday, Feb 12, which created a huge shift in me, and I hoped would have a beneficial effect on Moses as well (since we’re so interconnected). He had a light night terror a few days later.

Today is Feb, 19th, and thankfully, things have settled down for our family. Moses still has a swollen abscess / lymph node on the right side of his neck. Everything else has settled down. Thank goodness!  A sign that things are starting to settle down for us – Moses was able to go to his swimming class for the first time since Christmas break today.  I feel that all is well / all will be well. I’m feeling very optimistic.


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Clearing Psora to 10M (my Heilkunst journey)

This is a summary of my Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update from mid-December to late January (7 weeks). Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On December 10, 2015, I started the following droppers:

1) Mitch. 30C – (Physical -Digestion/ Plantars warts/Neck and shoulder pain/TMJ)

2) Puls. nutt. 200C – (Emotions – stress/anxiety related to uncertainties at work)

3) Sars. 1M – (Mentals – life purpose / coping skills)

4) Peri-Menopausal Symptoms – Visc. 200C – a drop a day plus a drop in a  glass of water and sip throughout the day.

Chronic miasm wafers: Psora 12C/30C/200C/1M/10M

Psora is one of the chronic miasms and I’d previously cleared Psora to 10M in May 2012. (Alas, I didn’t keep track of my experiences back then, so I can’t remember what it was like for me to clear it the first time, but in general, my healing reactions weren’t bad back in 2012. Had it been note-worthy, I likely would have written about it). I cleared Psora out of season (i.e., Psora is typically cleared around the the autumnal equinox) because my Heilkunstler cues into what it is that I need and currently my body needs to clear this miasm.

Psora is considered the first of the typical eight miasms that are cleared. The psoric state of mind is not feeling like it has enough and anxiety. Of course, it’s also related to Psoriasis. Find out more about Psora here.

A day after starting my droppers, I was feeling down / depressed. Feeling like I wasn’t enough and was lacking a purpose. My boss had asked me to use some of my vacation time, and so I had some unexpected time off and I was completed deflated. It showed me how much my sense of purpose is linked to my day job (which I don’t even love to do, oddly enough). Within a couple of days, I had a new rash on the right side of my neck.

On December 14, I started the Psora wafers (one per day for five days). On Day 2 of the Psora wafers, I had hives on the back of my left leg and a new rash on my lower back. Lovely.

The dropper for my peri-menopausal symptoms helped and my feelings of running hot went away. Yay!

On December 21, I was hit by a wall of exhaustion / fatigue and had a migraine (very uncommon for me), so I assume that it was related to clearing Psora. This feeling passed after I had a good night’s sleep. Also, I had developed a rash on both hips, on my lower back, my upper back and both sides of my neck. They were itchy, but not as itchy as the Lepr. clearing was.

Around this same time, I was feeling the emotional effects of clearing Psora – feelings of anxiety and not feeling good enough.

It’s now the end of January, which is a long time to go between clearings (~ 7 weeks) because I schedule my clearings for every two of Moses’ clearings to save some money and because it’s not urgent for me to receive frequent clearings, since my issues are relatively minor.

The itchiness associated with the Psora clearing eventually faded. Thankfully.

One positive thing that happened last month is that I started to have time and energy to write about things that don’t involve Moses’ health and our Heilkunst journey. I started writing in my “Enjoying Our Simple Life” blog, where I write about whatever inspires me (simple living, exploring themes about finding your life purpose, things that bring me joy). I feel that this is a huge sign of a positive shift in my own inner health. The last time that I wrote in this blog was September 2009, so it had been a long, long time since I’d had energy to write about topics just for me and just for the fun of it.

Another shift that I’ve noticed is that I used to exclusively read blogs that involved health, healing, essential oils and autism (because parents of children with autism are so knowledgeable about healing). Now, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading blogs about simple living, financial independence, investments and financial health. What a switch!

I have continued to be stressed about how the economic downtown is affecting my industry and my work load. It is quite unsettling to say the least. I have reduced my hours to parttime hours, and am currently taking 4 weeks of holidays because there is very little work to go around. Eep!

The truth is that I have found not working to be very challenging, since a lot of my self-worth is tied up with my work. I can very easily be unmotivated and sloth-like with all of this extra time on my hands.

Last week was my first week of “holidays” and I took a two day first aid course and spent most of the rest of the week with Moses because he’s had a challenging couple of weeks. Yesterday, I also spent some sweet time hanging out with one of my dear friends. My intention during my time off includes spending time with friends, helping a friend with her campaign for the municipal election, dance, practice yoga, attend a deep water fitness class with a friend (!), meditate, lots of reading, writing, self-care (massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic), clean the house (something that I tend to avoid), declutter, cook some meals (when I’m busy at work, DH typically does most of the cooking), do some professional reading, explore my life purpose, work on our taxes, find ways to save money, think about our family’s financial health, go for walks, and otherwise do things that feed myself. Whew! That sounds like a lot of stuff! I also don’t want to be too busy (and truthfully, I haven’t been). Trying to find a middle ground.

I’ve been a bit down / stressed because of Moses’ recent health issues – especially needing general anaesthesia twice in a 12 day period and making a decision to start him on a new prophylactic antibiotic, but I’m hoping that next month will be a gentler month for us all. My focus is to stay grounded. Breathe in and out. Trust that everything will be okay.

I’m sure that my next round of homeopathic droppers will help to support me emotionally, mentally and physically, and I plan on receiving a karmic healing in mid-February, which I’m sure will help too.

May February be a good month for our family and yours.

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Late January 2016 – Heilkunst update

This is a summary of Moses’ Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update in January 2016 over a 3.5 week period. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On January 7, 2016, Moses started the following droppers.

1) Aborot/ 5C – (Physical – Ear fissures/Thrush/Rashes/Asthma/Food Allergies/Stomach aches/Eyes/Lungs/Digestion) – a drop a day

2) Clem. 30C – (Emotions/Abscesses/Dealing with a bully/Stress) – a drop a day

3) Hippoz. 1M – (Mentals – Brain fog/spaciness/night terrors/Sleep/Energy level/Pessimism/Immaturity) – a drop a day

Even before he received his first droppers, the abscess on his head resolved itself (i.e., as soon as his Heilkunstler determined the remedies for Moses, they were already working).

The day after starting his droppers (in less than 24 hours), the huge abscess under his left armpit burst. Hallalujah!!  His body sure was ready for a change in remedies.

The following day (2 days after starting the droppers), he had a night terror. And later that night, he woke up at 4 am, telling me that he had voices in his head screaming at him and showing him pictures. (Which was very interesting because 24 hours before this, he had a session with his karmic healer and she mentioned that she saw this very image too).

On Tuesday, January 12, he had laughing gas to remove two teeth (baby teeth that didn’t shed themselves – a symptom of his primary immune disorder – the adult teeth had already grown in behind the baby teeth) and to fill a cavity on a baby tooth.

On Wednesday, January 13 (6 days after starting the droppers), Moses had a new abscess and one on his left eyelid that was already coming to a head. He had another night terror the next day.

On Friday, January 15 (8 days after starting the droppers), the abscess under his right armpit was painful and he came home from school early. We received an email from Moses’ teacher that he was having difficulty with focus this week and needed Benadryl and his ventolin puffer every day at school. Later that night, he had his third night terror of the month. An increase in night terrors as a result of having laughing gas for dental work on the Tuesday?

On Saturday, January 16 (9 days after starting the droppers), he had general anaesthesia to have two abscess drained (right armpit and one in another area).

On Sunday, January 17, he had two small new abscesses on the left side of his head.

For the last two weeks, he was having difficulty breathing too. He had a pulmonary function test on January 20, and he needed to take his Ventolin puffer and Benadryl before his test (even though he’s technically supposed to be medicine-free prior to the testing).  Eep!

On Friday, January 22 (15 days after starting the droppers), he had a huge swollen lymph node appear on the right side of his neck. It was painful, so he came home from school early. One of the abscesses on his head drained on its own. Yay!  But, a different part of right armpit was swollen (again), after being drained last week.

On Saturday, January 23, he had a “cold” or something, and had trouble breathing. He took his Ventolin puffer around 20 times (no exaggeration) and he was still struggling to breathe.  He also had a runny nose and a cough. No fever. He had two night terrors (his 4th and 5th of the month that evening – maybe because of all of the Ventolin???) He woke up at 1:30 am, having trouble breathing and asked us to bring him to the hospital. We calmed him down and he took his Ventolin again and again (several additional times in the middle of the night) and I slept with him to keep him settled.

On Sunday, January 24, his Heilkunstler provided an acute remedy for his cold symptoms: Ostyra 12C (ironwood) – twice day plus in his water. It was tremendously helpful and he dropped his Ventolin usage to 3x that day. We noticed a new abscess on the back of his left knee – this was a new location for them. He also had a “light” night terror later that evening.

On Tuesday, January 26, the abscess under his right armpit had grown to be HUGE!!!!! This was the same armpit that was drained during general anaesthesia 10 days ago, so this was pretty demoralizing. And he was complaining of pain in his left ear when he yawned. The pain went away after I put some warm olive oil in that ear.

On Thursday, January 28 (3 weeks after starting his new droppers), Moses was in pain, so the abscess under his right armpit was drained under general anaesthesia, and they aspirated the abscess behind his left knee. Goodness – this was only 12 days since his last procedure.

Emotionally, Moses has been feeling sad / like life was hard and unfair / emotional / down / angry this month. Who could blame him?

This was a difficult month for us all. I feel that some of the increase in chest congestion was due to the increase in medicated creams that started last month. I have been minimizing the use of medicated creams, but DH is still gong-ho on using them (especially because one of the surgeons mentioned that if we heal Moses’ skin, perhaps the occurrences of abscesses will decrease). I also feel that this month has been difficult (in terms of abscesses) because of an odd (but consistent) pattern I have noticed.  The increase in night terrors is likely because of all of the anaesthesia Moses had this month and the increase in use of Ventolin. Man, what a vicious cycle we are in. And since the abscesses have been pretty unrelentless for over 2 years, we have decided to start Moses on a new prophylactic antibiotic (Doxycycline- it’s a long story, you can read my rant about it here, but I’ve mostly come to terms with it now) which is supposed to decrease his susceptibility to abscesses – we haven’t started him on it yet, but we will be soon.

Blessings

  • He didn’t have any “itchy throat” reactions to eating foods during this period of time.
  • He is so resilient. We were so happy that he didn’t need to be admitted for either of his minor surgeries. After the second surgery, the surgeon (not his typical surgeon) said that if it had been anyone else, he would have admitted him for one night, but because we know how well Moses typically does after these procedures, he let him go home to sleep in his own bed. We were so thankful and relieved.
  • Currently, his skin is relatively clear (likely because of all of the medicated creams), and his lungs are clear (likely because of the acute homeopathic dropper).
  • He is planning on getting back to hockey tomorrow (~36 hours after his procedure) because he is so hardy and resilient.

We are so ready for our next set of droppers. May next month be an easier and gentler month for us all.


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January 2016 (Heilkunst update)

This is a summary of Moses’ Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update from mid- December 2015 to early January 2016. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.

On December 10, 2015, Moses started the following droppers:

1) Tan. 9C – (Physical – Lungs/Vision/Thrush/Itchiness/Asthma/Ear fissures/Dry scalp/Rashes/Abscesses/Dental issues/Immune boost/Styes/Digestion/Allergies) – a drop a day

2) Pancr. 200C – (Emotions – pessimism/dealing with bully/stress) – a drop a day

3) Lith. c. 1M – (Mental – Sleep/Socialization/Energy level/Night terrors) – a drop a day

A day after started his new droppers, Moses was more hyper / crazy / chaotic than usual, but seemed more himself by the following day.

Around the same time that we started the new droppers, we also started using his medicated creams more frequently because his dermatologist “wanted us to get on top of his rashes”.

Four days after starting his new droppers, he had the start of a new “bump” under his left armpit, and two other abscesses in other areas. The latter two had been there prior to starting the droppers, but they seemed smaller than they had been (according to Moses’ surgeon). His lips looked worse to me (dry, corners of lips very cracked).

Five days after starting his new droppers, he was needing his puffer a lot. (Was this a consequence of suppressing  his rashes, a healing reaction to the new droppers or a consequence of the paint fumes from painting our livingroom, or a combination of all three factors?)  His teacher also emailed us because Moses was working so slow at school and he came home with a lot of school work that he didn’t complete when he was in school due to a lack of focus.

A week after starting starting his droppers, he came home from school early because he rubbed something that he was allergic to into both eyes and his eyes were red and puffy. Things settled down after taking Benadryl and putting some eye drops in his eyes.

10 days after starting the droppers, he had an abscess starting under each armpit and another one on his groin. The next day, out of the blue, he threw up.

Mid-way through this month, we had an appointment with his naturopah and we re-started him on sublingual Vitamin B drops, Genestra colloidal multimins liquid,  and MMS baths (started with 10-12 drops. Will work back up to 20 drops).  I think he might have had a healing reaction after his first bath (general malaise, feeling tired, nauseous and a lack of energy), but thankfully that passed after 24 hours, just in time for us to enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

This month, I stopped giving him his remedies 3 weeks after starting them because we wondered if after the 3 week mark, he was starting to prove the remedies (rather than them being of benefit). This time, his symptoms seemed to increase after the 3 week mark and stopping the remedies early didn’t really help.

It’s now January 3 (3.5 weeks after we started the remedies), and his rashes seem increased, and he has two abscesses under his left armpit,  one under his right armpit, and one on the right side of his head. He had a night terror a few days ago. I think he’s ready for his next set of remedies. We have a session scheduled with his Heilkunstler in a couple of days. She mentioned that he’s on a 21 day cycle (i.e., it would be best if we scheduled every 3 weeks rather than every 4 weeks). I think she’s right, but I’ve been scheduling them every 4 weeks to reduce costs.

Gifts

We had a great Christmas break and other than the relatively minor symptoms described above, Moses has been vibrant, healthy and well.

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Happy New Year!

Wishing all of you a happy new year! May this he a healthy year for us all.

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Update:

It’s now January 6th (we had our consultation with our Heilkunstler tonight), and the abscess on the side of Moses’ head has been causing him pain, interrupting his (and our) sleep, and causing him to miss school. Also, the abscesses under his armpits have “ripened” and are quite large (he now has four abscesses under the left armpit and one under the right armpit). And, he had a second night terror last night. His body is really ready for the next set of remedies. It’s obvious that a 3 week cycle for remedies would be beneficial for Moses.

Also, as a result of the increase in medicated creams earlier this month, Moses’ asthma has gotten worse (because of the suppression of symptoms). We are backing off of the medicated creams now.


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A year in review – 2015

2015 was an amazing year for the family for so many reasons.

The highlight of our year was definitely when Moses’ wish to meet the Vancouver Canucks was granted by Make-a-wish in April!

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Moses with Daniel Sedein

 

Overall, this has been Moses’ healthiest year and our whole family has had a more “normal life”.

That said, this year hasn’t been without its challenges.

  • Moses developed pneumonia in April, immediately after meeting the Canucks.
  • He had a severe allergic reaction on his 9th birthday in May.
  • He spent one night in the hospital in November, after having general anaesthesia to have some abscesses drained.
  • Overall, abscesses continue to be an issue. He developed a total of 53 abscesses in 2015. On the positive side of things, most of the abscesses either spontaneously drained or otherwise disappeared on their own. His surgeon drained 7 of them (one was a minor incision and 6 needed general anaesthesia on two occasions), and he currently has 4 that are unresolved.

For context, we consider this a better year since in 2014:

  • Moses spent 3 days in the hospital in January getting a dozen intra-abdominal abscesses drained, and 7 days in the hospital in May with a UTI infection.
  • And, in 2014, he developed 67 abscesses between the end of March and the end of the year: 41 abscesses that have drained spontaneously, 17 that needed surgical intervention (2 general anesthesia for 11 of them, and 6 under local), 9 that disappeared on their own.

In October 2014, we started back with Heilkunst homeopathy after a 2 year break, and I really feel that made a difference in Moses’ health. In April 2015, we switched to a new Heilkunst practitioner and I have been very pleased with Moses’ progress with our new practitioner. The healing reactions have been a lot milder and we have received great support from her. I am so pleased.

Moses’ main symptoms are the recurrent abscesses, but as I mentioned, this year, he developed fewer abscesses and more of them resolved on their own. Thankfully, Moses also has a surgeon who has really worked with the family to minimize hospitalizations and has not pushed for IV antibiotics (unlike some of Moses’ other doctors in the past). We feel so blessed.

I’m a bit anxious because Moses’ immunologist has recently suggested a new prophylactic antibiotic to help with the recurrent abscesses (you read more about that here).

In addition to Heilkunst treatment and monthly sessions with a chiropractor, who does cranialsacral therapy on Moses, we have continued to receive karmic healing sessions with a healer in California. I’ve been trying to minimize the number of sessions because her sessions are ridiculously expensive (painfully expensive) and the weak Canadian dollar isn’t helping. In 2015, Moses had three sessions with her, I had two and DH had one. I used to blog about our sessions but her work is really out there, so recently, I haven’t been openly sharing about those sessions. I have another karmic healing session booked for Moses in early January. I do still feel like her work is relevant to our family’s healing journey, and I practice her grounding exercises several times a week.

So, that’s where we are right now. As I mentioned, overall, Moses has had a very healthy year. He is vibrant and strong. He is playing hockey!!!  I feel that our family is definitely healing together.

I feel so blessed and am so pleased. May 2016 be an even healthier year for our family. So be it, and it is so.

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Happy holidays from our family to yours

 

* I didn’t write a year in review in 2014, but this was one of my last blog posts in 2014, which summarizes where we were in our healing journey a year ago.

 

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