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*update!!!*My kids are just not as healthy as I expected. Update!!!!!

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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after months of fighting these allergies... Tons of breathing treatments, X-rays to check for pneumonia, tons of meds... And MONTHs of me pulling out my hair... The doctor said if he was not improving with everything we were doing (not only not improving but DECLINING at an increasing rate) there was mold in the home. I broke the lease and left after my inspection found tons... A week later my youngest is already over his ear infections, hasn't had a breathing treatment in days, and I am decreasing his allergy meds little by little. He's off all his cough meds, antibiotics, and asthma meds now. I was in the middle of an elimination diet during all this do I'm going through with it anyway. I have a completely different child. Thank you guys for all the advice even though it turned out to be my own retarded fault for wanting to save 200 a month.


My youngest son just turned 2 and is just not healthy. I just found out the past month that he has horrible allergies. His entire face was swollen, his eyes swelled shut, he could barely breathe. They said he has to have breathing treatments every 4 hours, strong allergy meds daily, and he isnt allowed outside or to even open windows.


On top of that, the last 6 months or so, he gets an ear infection about once a month. The past 4 days hes had a fever that is 103-104+ unless he has motrin in his system then the fever is just down to 100-101. I figure its another ear infection but he just finished a dose of antibiotics about a week or two ago.  He's always coughing, or has a runny nose, or is drooling all over the place. His nose is ALWAYS stuffy. He's had nothing to eat the past few days but cereal and pretzel sticks.\


He's going back to the doctor tomorrow and I'm guessing it will be more harrassment about ear tubes and another round of antibiotics.


Before the past 6 months.. hed never had a dose of antibiotics.. never even had to use a pain reliever. Its to the point where work wont even let me miss anymore days, they just say i have to coem in.. so I get stuck drugging him up then sending him off to daycare and wiating for the "come and pick him up" call so I can leave work.


My oldest has a horrible case of adhd with like no impulse control. I wnat to duct tape him to walls most days. I wish i could.


My youngest has had NO vaccines at all. My oldest only had vaccines till he was 2 mo. How does this work? How is it I did everything I was suppose to? No vaccines.. no antibiotics.. mostly organic food.. breastfeeding.. cloth diapering... a huge involvement in being informed on EVERYTHING to do with them and their medical needs... But I get stuck with more problems then the peopel who vaccinate and couldnt care less what goes in this kids bodies? Why did I put so much effort and thought into everything to end up worse off? I'm so frustrated.

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ceckyl
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Awe that must be frustrating. But just think if how much worse it would have been if you didn't parent the way you do.
emmy526
by New Owner on May. 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Have you taken him to a specialist?  How about a naturpath? Or homeopath? And, some things are really just beyond our control...think about how much worse things could have potentially been, with vaccines, and remember to keep a rational mind when dealing with the illness, allergies, and etc...my three unvaxed had their fair share of illness as toddlers/preschoolers too, and now as older teens, are rarely sick with anything. My youngest had HORRID asthma from the time he was 6mos old, and used nebs, meds, the whole bit, and by 11, outgrew it completely.  And, there is no guarantee that not vaxing will ensure a totally sick-free, well behaved child either-genes have a lot to do with it as well.  If you can find an osteopath, that would be ideal, as they combine conventional medicine when necessary, with natural meds too.  

micheledo
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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Though it sounds like you are having a worse time then I did, I have always struggled with the non-vax moms who talk about how healthy their kids are and how they never get sick (no offense intended to those like that! :) Mine seem to get SO sick the first two years. The second year has always been the worst, it seems. My only consolation ,is that I figure they will have tough immune systems down the road! :)

My oldest was vaccinated until 18 Months and was the sickest. But now ,at seven, he rarely gets sick and if he does, has a very light case!

Besides seeing a specialist, if you thin ksomething else is going on, hang in there, and remind yourself it wil lget better down the road!
PEEK05
by on May. 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Don't feel bad about the allergies.  My pediatrician says most children don't appear to have seasonal allergies until around 2-3 years of age because their immune system has not been exposed to the allergens long enough to cause a reaction until that age.

Do you ever give your children probiotics and vitamin D3? My oldest child was sick ALL OF THE TIME from birth to 2.5 years old.  Once I started giving her daily probiotics and vitamin D3, she no longer got sick.  I am talking REALLY sick too.  IN ONE MONTH, she had pneumonia, two ear infections, and a sinus infection.  She was always sick with something or another every single month.  it was awful.

Kayere
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2013 at 8:28 PM

My options on doctors and specialists I can see for him are limited. I'm a single mom and he currently does not have insurance. I worked too much overtime during a busy period and they cut off his government insurance so now I have to reapply but I have to wait for paychecks that reflect what I actually make normally.

Kayere
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

 I used to do probiotics all the time with my oldest. Honestly after I had my second I was working full time, going to school full time as a single mom on top of breastfeeding. A lot of things I did got thrown out the window at that point and I havent picked them back up. The couple of times I've tried to start them both on probiotics again, they seem to upset my youngest stomach and the daycare complains about his diapers.Then i usually end up stopping because two bad diapers and they call me at work to come get him.


Quoting PEEK05:

Don't feel bad about the allergies.  My pediatrician says most children don't appear to have seasonal allergies until around 2-3 years of age because their immune system has not been exposed to the allergens long enough to cause a reaction until that age.

Do you ever give your children probiotics and vitamin D3? My oldest child was sick ALL OF THE TIME from birth to 2.5 years old.  Once I started giving her daily probiotics and vitamin D3, she no longer got sick.  I am talking REALLY sick too.  IN ONE MONTH, she had pneumonia, two ear infections, and a sinus infection.  She was always sick with something or another every single month.  it was awful.


 

GoodyBrook
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I'd suggest, in addition to a cheap home-made probiotic like kefir, to look into Elderberries. 

Homemade kefir did give my DS1 some HUGE diapers, but they weren't smelly or disgusting--just HUGE.  And I like it because after the initial cost of the kefir grains, it's only the expense of your milk that you're putting out.  Daily probiotic supplements cost a bundle!  I purchased grains online from Marilyn Kefir Lady, but sometimes you can find them for free at places like Craigslist or Co-op bullitin boards...

Elderberries are wonderful for building immunity and hayfever / allergies.  My DS1 was just diagnosed with seasonal allergies TODAY, so we're going to begin Elderberry Tea.  I'll put 1 Tablespoon berries into one mug of warm water.  Once it's steeped I'll let it cool and then mix it into his morning kefir smoothie... 

Good Luck!

kitty8199
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM
Try a chiropractor
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Lukes-Mom
by Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I second the elderberries and the chiropractor recommendation. Buying elderberry extract can be expensive so buy a pound of dried elderberries and make it yourself. It's very easy. Google it.

A chiropractor can work wonders for ear and allergy problems.

Do your kids drink cow's milk? If so, I would eliminate that completely. Dairy is very often a stong factor in ear infections.

And YES you need to double up on probiotics now that your little one has been on antibiotics! Absolutely essential to immune function to fix what the antibiotics ruined.

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starbuck75
by Member on May. 10, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Well, for one, you won't know what vaccine your child got in the hospital before he came  home.  they vaccinate them after they are born without asking or telling you many times.  I even requested the records on my son (later after he had regressed) and they did not note it in the record, which I found strange as everyone I ever talked to about it said their babies got Hep B shot before they left the hospital.

Another factor is how vaccinated YOU are.  How many have you had over the course of your life?  Did you get talked into any while pregnant?  

Do you have ANY amalgam fillings in your mouth?  These are mercury fillings and they give off mercury vapor every time a person chews.

Then you have to look at environment.  Mercury is EVERYWHERE.  It is pervasive in our environment now.  Did  you eat fish while pregnent?  Do you allow your children to eat fish?  My child gets ONLY Alaskan Cod that is wild caught, and he only gets fish about once e ery two weeks or so (Yes, fish has become that polluted).

What kind of lightbulbs do you use in your home?

I beleive my brother contracted ADHD after he accidentally broke a mercury thermometer, and our mother let him play with the quicksilver!!!

Unfortunately our world has become too toxic, and out children pay the price.  A lot of what you have described sounds a lot like my son in a way -- the sickliness - but my son's started after regression(instant following four vaccines).  I can only tell you from experience what helped my son.  My son become severely autsitic and non verbal following four vaccines (though he had had a bunch more up to that point since birth).  All the docotrs basically siad "no hope" and some things that would curl your hair.  They show their true colors when things go wrong.

All they wanted to do was dope him up on antibiotics, steroids, and psychotropics.  I never let my son have a psychotropic.  For the asthma like symptoms and the severe allergies we did do steroids but not at the number they wanted.  My son was sick every two weeks after regression.  He has had hundreds of serious infections over the years, so he was put on antibiotics often.  

First: clean up the diet.  Youc annot do it all at once ory ou will go crazy.  Change little by little.  Your child is self-limiting to "gluten" - when a child (or anyone) eats only once type of food, tha tis usually a sign that that food should be eliminated form the diet.  Gluten(grains), Casein(dairy) and soy proteins have molecules int hem resembling opium.  If a person's body cannot completley break down these proteins then opiate peptide molecules can leak from teh gut into the bloodstream and wind up int he brain causing "hgih" like behaviors and other behaviro problems.  This is called "Leaky Gut Syndrome."   We removed gluten for our sons diet first, and he actually went through horrible withdrawal for three weeks!  But then we began to see a lot of improvements.

Then over time we removed casein (all dairy) and we removed soy protein.  Soy is one of the wrost GMO foods ont he market.  Casein, again, can be broken down into opiate peptides.  

From there we limited all foods from cans, processed foods, dyes, preservatives, nitrites, nitrates, sulfates, phospahates and all other food additives.  We shop at Whole Foods for my son.  We buy as much organic as we can.  What we are seeing today is a lot of kids being very sensitive as most foods now are iether GMO, full of pesticides, full of hormones etc....

From there you beign to think aobut what is being put ON the body. A LOT of what we put on our bodies gets absorbed INTO the body, so we shuold be careful of that, as well.  We really should NOT put ANYTHING ON our bodies that we wouldn't EAT.

There is a lot more out there to make things easier than when I started the diet for my son.  Even at the most basic, I go to WF and buy a variety of organic or allnatural meats (ground usually) such as lamb, buffalo, beef, chicken, turkey and I make patties up and freeze them individually.  Then I buy frozen organic veggies int he off season (during the spring and summer we eat form our garden). And I buy organic fruits - some fresh but also frozen organic berries.  I build my sons meals around a meat, a vegetable, and a fruit.  He also loves salads now, too.

All I can say is that my son had many of the problems your tow year old it having but also had autism, had lost all speech and eye contact, had severe gut pain and severe constipation, lots of ear infections, respiratory infections, and had begun to get strep and staph often, as well.  For about nine years, our lives revolved around illness.  No sooner I would get him well, he might have a couple of good days and then here would come the next infection. docotrs told me my son would never talk again, never be potty trained, never learn, never make a friend etc.....

With following biomedical intervention and then the AC Protocol for detoxification, my son is not very verbal and is catching up academically.  He has made a friend, and he was potty trained at age five.

Putting a child on ANY  prescription med IS NOT going to heal them.  It usually just leads to the need for another and another and another prescription med.  Think Natural.  If you are interested in learning aobut safe, effective detoxification, then I suggest the book "Fight Autism and Win."  It is very easy to follow and understand.  Kids with ADD and ADHD -- these are jsut milder forms of the same disorder casued by toxins.  It doesn't matter whether they come from vaccines or the environment or both.  The world is TOO FULL of them and so now we must detox our children and ourselves.  I beleive the principles in this book can help both your children.


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