This is a summary of AJ’s Heilkunst (sequential homeopathy) update in March 2017 over a 3 week period. Read more about our Heilkunst journey here.
On March 11, 2017, AJ started the following droppers:
1) Amph. 30C – (Physical – Abscesses/Ear fissures/ Lip cracks/Sleep/Accident prone/Food Allergies/Rashes/Brain fog/Spaciness/Itching and blowing nose) – a drop a day
2) Calc. fluor. 200C – (Emotions – Anxiety/Stress/Emotional/Anger/Frustration) – a drop a day
3) Collins. 1M – (Mentals – School work/Peer socialization/Self-confidence/Acting babyish/Night terrors/Time management/Recreational enjoyment) – a drop a day
4) Acute – Anxiety – Lapath. 30C – as needed
AJ was doing well on the day that we started his droppers. It was a Saturday and a rest day for us. We didn’t have anything planned, but on the Sunday, AJ had plans with three different friends in the morning, afternoon and evening, and on the Monday, he went to a Flames game. It felt like we were in a much needed rest phase, really one of our first rest phases since our move to Calgary in September 2016. These last 6 months have been full on.
Even before he started these droppers, he had a small abscess that had started on his left armpit, which I hoped would resolve on their own.
On March 15th, AJ had a nap when he got home from school, which is something that he never does, and when he woke up, almost went into a night terror. Then, he had another allergic reaction to a Jugo Juice smoothie (swollen throat and upset stomach). This was his second allergic reaction to a Jugo Juice smoothie, so we’ll be taking a break from them for awhile. Too bad because he loves them.
On March 16th, he stayed home from school. He had a headache, was dizzy, and had an upset stomach. I checked with his Heilkunstler and he was ready for new droppers (which was relatively quick because it had only been 6 days that he was on his last droppers. hmmmm….):
- Physical – Idf. 30c
- Emotional – Galva 200c
- Mental – Coniin. 1M
- Anxiety – Calc. ac. 12c
He still only had one small abscess on his left armpit, so that was progress that he hadn’t developed any other abscesses. Maybe the Septra (new prophylactic antibiotic that he started a couple of weeks ago) was working. I hoped that it was.
On March 18th, he had a runny nose (and so did I). On the evening of March 19th, I started putting ozonated olive oil on his abscess. It’s stinky, but he made a deal with me that he would let me do it.
On March 20th, AJ seemed “off” emotionally. Regressive. A lot of baby talk. Whiny. Also, the abscess under his left armpit was bigger, but still not huge. Still, DH and I started to wonder if it was time to contact his surgeons because we generally need to schedule drainages ~7-10 days from the time we first call them. We woke up on March 21st to good news – AJ’s abscess drained on its own!!! Was it just a coincidence that I had put ozonated olive oil it a couple of days before? I continued to put the oil on his abscess for ~3 more days until it was just about completely gone. Going forward, the plan will be to use the ozonated olive oil on any other abscesses that may appear. Hopefully, this will be the end of the abscesses (in combination with the monthly IVIG infusions and prophylactic Septra).
6th IVIG Infusion
AJ had his 6th IVIG infusion on March 29, 2017. I started a 3 day course of 24/7 CoRe treatment to help keep him calm during the IV insertion, infusion and also for him to physically tolerate the infusion well. A Child Life Specialist used a hypnotherapy technique with him (Magic Glove technique) to help with his pain / fear management related to the IV insertion and also the flushing. It seemed to be effective (it decreased the sensation in one arm to zero and there was a 50% decrease in sensation in the other arm), but he still wanted Midazolam for the IV insertion. He didn’t even want them to try to insert the IV without the Midazolam, and since his medical team uses a patient-centred approach, they listened to his request and ordered Midazolam for him. Because it took awhile to order the medication and then the IVIG product, even though we arrived at the hospital at 9 am, the infusion wasn’t started until noon. The infusion was over a 3 hour period and we were there until 4 pm, so it was a long day despite the short infusion.
Nonetheless, it was a relatively stress-free day. AJ tolerated the infusion fine.
We are quite delighted that it feels like AJ’s new treatment (monthly IVIG infusions and daily Septra) has decreased the occurrence of abscesses. Typically, AJ has an abscess develop every week, and it’s currently 4 weeks since his last abscess drainage, and the one abscess that developed drained on its own. We are so thankful!!! May these treatments continue to be effective. And, of course, I feel that Heilkunst helps to heal AJ on a deep level, along side the conventional treatments.