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Part 2 of Life with a Baby with Health Issues

by DrLeAnne Deardeuff on August 1, 2013

We left off our story last week just as Quin’s adopted daughter went into a full blown asthma attack and she had to rush her to the ER on the night before she left Korea to move to the United States. Continuing on…

This was one of my worst experiences I have had I would have to say!  The first thing they did was give my baby with health issues already,  a shot in the thigh of epinephrine (adrenaline)!  I watched the heart monitor soar as it sped up her heart rate!  I worried her heart would beat right out of her chest and onto the table!  Of course she screamed and kept coughing and it was such a totally different experience than using lobelia tincture!  Wikipedia says “Adrenaline is also used as a bronchodilator for asthma if specific β2 agonists are unavailable or ineffective. Then they gave her a breathing treatment with some drug in a nebulizer.  She screamed more of course and tried to pull the mask off her face.  My poor sweet baby!  By the time we got back to the hotel four hours later, I was not a happy camper and neither was she.  Yes, she was breathing.  It had saved her life since I didn’t have lobelia tincture or know of anything else I could do! I was grateful and yet annoyed!

So as I prayed that night, I was overcome with the understanding that she had too much mucous in the bowel and it was backing up into the lungs and she needed an enema… a garlic enema!  Yes, she was constipated again.  Oh boy!  I had done a garlic enema on myself twice before and it is not a fun experience.  The garlic pulls the mucous from the colon and is very effective but really causes cramping.  I still had a small bottle of Kyolic liquid garlic I had not given away and since I didn’t have my blender and fresh garlic it would do.  I did have my trusty enema bag.  Whew!

So I made a towel bed in the bathtub and gave my sweet daughter a regular high enema with some purified water and then when that was done, I gave her the garlic enema… only about a cup worth of the garlic water solution. She screamed and screamed.  Of course not as badly as she had in the ER with all they did so I didn’t feel as awful!  What happened next continues to amaze me to this day as I remember it.  After giving the garlic enema, she cried and I worked her abdomen.  Then after about 20-30 minutes, she proceeded to expel what looked like worms or thick, tan rubber bands.  Science nut that I am, I grabbed a plastic cup nicely provided in the bathroom by the hotel and proceeded to gather and scoop them up.  By the time she was done, I had collected about ¾ of a cup full!  And on closer examination, I realized they were not worms, or rubber bands, but stringy, hardened strands of mucous!  I was totally amazed!  As a result of that, we were able to make the long plane flight back to the US without another episode of asthma.  To this day, she has never had another episode of asthma!  I am forever grateful for that!

And once we arrived at our new assignment at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA, I busied myself with finding a source for fresh goat’s milk.  I purchased a juicer to juice carrots and made my cute baby girl a formula of fresh goat’s milk, carrot juice, and some cod liver oil added.  Mmmm… she loved it!  And her constipation cleared up and so did her eczema!! She did really well and grew really well!!

Yes, my baby was growing and doing so well!  But then I began to introduce solid foods!  And it happened again.  The eczema was back with a vengeance!  And she could no longer have goat’s milk either.  As her teeth came in and as Dr. John Christopher explained, her enzymes to digest food changed as well.

We began to experiment, keep food logs, and found we had to be so careful with what she could eat!  We found that when we eliminated wheat (not necessarily gluten because she could have oats and spelt) peanuts, cheese, and most processed foods, she did so much better!  Getting enough EFA’s was key too!  She could have rice milk and rice, and most veggies and fruits, and almonds.  She didn’t do well with most meats and eggs had to be limited.  When we did all these things she wasn’t constipated and there was no eczema.  But if she got a hold of something she shouldn’t have, it showed up on her skin with eczema and affected her bowels!

When my beautiful baby grew into a beautiful girl and then a teenager, she was really good at regulating her diet!  Some things she eventually could incorporate into her diet, especially good meats, and some cheese.  We would also use enzymes from time to time to assist in the digestion of something that might not be as good for her.  She would have stuff at a birthday party or with friends that was not on her “good” list, and it would not take long to know she did.  Her eczema would flare up!  When she went off to college, we talked and I told her it would be hard to resist foods that friends and roommates would have around her all the time but she would need to regulate herself or suffer the consequences.

Each of us has some limitations or challenges.  And each of us are the only ones who can make those changes and be willing to make the commitment to ourselves that we can make healthy choices!  And God is always there, waiting at the door for us to open it and ask Him in!  He will give us the strength to do whatever it is that is needed!  And that is the most awesome part!  I love the scripture Phillippians 4:13.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  Yes I can!  Yes you can!  Yes my daughter can!  And where ever you are on your healing journey, from Luke 11:9 and Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…” God has the answers of what to do, who can help, how it can happen… just ask!

 

Quin Stringham lives in Carlisle, PA with her retired Army husband Shand, dog Toby and three cats!  She takes great in joy in helping army wives and others go from stress and strife to success and a happy life with fun, zany and natural solutions!

She is an Independent Distributor with Young Living Essential Oils, a wellness coach, a Licensed Spiritual Healer and Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist.

 

Information shared here is not intended as medical advice, and cannot substitute for professional medical advice and information. Information provided is general in nature and may be helpful to some people but not others, depending on their personal medical needs. Always consult with your personal physician before following advice designed for general audiences only. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay getting care because of something you have read here.

 

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