Those of you who've been following Caroline, know that her
sensory challenges surrounding water and getting even a
micro-drop of the wet stuff on her have gone from debilitating - to
exhausting - to "praise the Lord, she can take a bath without
The followers, bless you, are also probably wondering if I'll ever
stop bragging about it. Have I told you, she also loves the sand
now too??! ;)
Seriously... will it ever stop? Maybe, maybe not. For today,
though, I have an excuse. That's right, a mother can always find
an excuse to brag.
You see, treating yeast was the first step we took to reign in her
sensory issues. After finding natural yeast fighters weren't strong
enough, we started a prescription antifungal (Diflucan) and no
sugardiet in 2010. Those two changes brought dramatic
differences in what she could tolerate sensory wise.
The yeast though. It's a beast. And since so many things we do
biomedically to heal our children, also flare yeast.... hbot, chelation,
even b-vitamins, it can leave a parent wondering if it will ever
A properly functioning immune system can keep yeast in check, no
problem. So we just needed to fix it, right? Teensy little problem....
her immune system, like so many of our kids, was being impaired
by heavy metals. Which means, the only way to permanently
combat yeast, is to remove the metals.
So we chelate. Weekend after weekend. On and on... Always
keeping our eye on the prize. Always remembering that
anecdotally, somewhere around 50 rounds, the yeast becomes
easier to control.
Urban Legend? This mom is always a skeptic. But here we are.
Round 58 of Andy Cutler Chelation and look at us. We stopped the
Diflucan last week. She's still playing in the water. Building castles
of sand. Running through the grass... blades of which used to be
So as I watched her jump in and out of the tadpole pond, barely
even flinching when classmates splashed her, I didn't care that she
didn't ride the bus or eat lunch with the group.
She's not yet typical. But she is progressing. Every day.
It's often hard to see when you're close up.
And many days it feels like you're lost in a giant tree maze.
But when you step back, climb to a lookout point
and take in the big picture, you can see it. The path
you're taking makes sense. You begin to realize it's
possible! The healing, albeit slow, IS happening.
58 rounds. When we began, I NEVER thought we'd
get there. But we're here. We're off Diflucan.
We're on our way. Next stop. First Grade.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YEAST &
TREATMENT OPTIONS PLEASE READ:
What is Yeast Overgrowth?
After lunch, she did an excellent job leading the
group to a treehouse.
|And reading signs for her classmates.
And then, she went in the toad pond. Removed
her shoes, hiked up her leggings and jumped right
What are we using to fight
- Pau D Arco
- Oil of Oregano
- Camel Milk
- Lots of Coconut Oil
- No sugar