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 in February 2009, 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, tree nuts and mustard). 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 9 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.
In December 2012, we took a break from homeopathy and started using essential oils (including frankincense, an immune support blend, a cellular healing blend and a grounding blend) to help with his healing.
In December 2013, we started receiving karmic healing sessions from a healer in California and I feel that this has helped with the root causes.
In October 2014, we re-started our journey with Heilkunst homeopathy (and are still continuing to use essential oils and karmic healing sessions). Read about his current treatment plan and all of the things that we have tried 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 and biomedical treatments (such as dietary changes, supplementation). Read more here.