When I think of this dis-ease called Cystic Fibrosis it makes me want to cry. Yes, cry. But I actually don't think I have cried more than a few times since that fateful day in the clinic for Cystic Fibrosis in Ft. Worth Texas, where the doctor took almost two hours to explain the disease, the genetics, the prognosis and then the hope that he felt there was due to new drugs that were in an advanced stage of research, back in 2010 when my son was born.
From the beginning I believed that God would heal my son. I didn't know how exactly or when but I just believed that the Bible has God's promises in it and one of them was for healing. Jesus after all, healed them ALL didn't he?
I have fought a long hard battle with and for my son in order to actually prevent him from having to take the often prescribed pharmaceutical medications. Am I glad they are around? Yes indeed I am. There have been times where they were just what the doctor ordered, no pun intended. But there are times when they have done him great harm and caused great suffering.
I am beside myself with grief at this point because my son has suffered so much, and yet I am also filled with deep gratitude for the way that God has shown me how to care for my son and my family, using the plants that he created.
What do I mean by using plants? Essential oils are made from plants. But not just any essential oil, I only use Young Living Essential oils on my family. The price may be higher than other companies but that is because they put a great deal of care into how the plants are farmed and distilled. Not only do they make sure that no one who works on the farm is in a bad mood, they have third party testers run chromatography tests on every single batch of oil that is produced.
Why is this a big deal? Because making sure that a plant contains all the proper constituents is key to making sure it will work as God intended. If it won't you just have a high priced bottle of oil that may smell really good but it won't produce the therapeutic effects that you need when caring for someone with thick sticky mucus.
This past month of my son's life has brought more challenges than ever before. I won't go into the details of the why or wherefore here, but I have found a deeper appreciation for the properties of the plants. I will never forget the difference between the visit to the emergency room where we used oils quite aggressively for helping my son stay calm to when we did not.
Because of the increased difficulty, I have had to use the oils in new ways and for new challenges. The emergency room visit though still sticks in my mind. As my son was about to get a procedure on a private part of his body that before has brought him great distress, he actually stayed still for the nurses to do what they needed to do. I used a combination of oils I might not have otherwise, because I accidentally left the Peace and Calming blend at home!
Thankfully I had Valor, another awesome blend, in my purse. I put several drops all over each ear, along his upper and lower spine and then when the procedure was being done I had a blend called Trauma Life that I had put in my hands. I held my hands along with his, close to his face so he could breath in the vapors of essential oil that beautifully did their job to get to the upper parts of the brain to help keep him calm. Wow. Just wow. There are no words for how much difference there was in that ER visit compared to the last urgent visit.
I've finally come to a place where I am accepting that my son is carrying the genes for Cystic Fibrosis and the healing from God is not what I imagined, maybe it still will be one day, but until then, He has shown me a different way to care for my son that has allowed us to not just survive but closer to thrive as much as one can anyhow, when dealing with a diagnoses as serious as Cystic Fibrosis.
You may have noticed that the title of this post was Rotten Eggs. Or should I have said, IS Rotten Eggs. :-) . I hate grammar. Back to the reason for the tittle. I titled this post Rotten Eggs because that is what I may have right now all over my backyard. You see, I spoke with my counselor recently about my son coming to an age where he seems to be dealing mentally with his diagnoses. This bright counselor told me that it was really good if he would grieve the diagnoses now instead of waiting until down the road. She said research has shown that it helps to get the body involved in the grieving. How so you ask?
I am not sure how it came to me but I got the idea of writing all of the crummy things that come with a diagnoses of Cystic Fibrosis onto the shells of a dozen eggs. I let my son come up with all the things he hates about Cystic Fibrosis and then I wrote them down on the eggs. He then got to take the egg and throw it as hard as he could against the fence. I want to apologize to the neighbors to the right of me and the ones behind us for any stray eggs that may or may not have come from our little therapy session.
My son enjoyed coming up with all the, please excuse the expression, "sucky" things that come with this disorder or should I say dis-ease. We have had a particularly large number of awful theoretically untreatable or difficult to treat bacteria due to exposure to toxic black mold from in the womb to age three and a half when we discovered black mold hiding in the cavity of our kitchen wall. I am more than pleased to report that we have whittled that down to "general staph" and I am expecting that to go next.
We have cleared all of these bacteria without the use of traditional pharmaceutical treatments. I am not able to say that we treated a disease with the use of essential oils because we are not regulated by the FDA. Isn't that interesting? I think so. The very organization that funds medical schools does not allow for companies that sell natural remedies to speak of them in relation to disease. Hmph. So, I will do my best to comply and play by the rules, but I have medical documentation of a little boy who no longer has MRSA, pseudomonas, heamopholis influenza, and B cepacia.
How do I account for these results? Many things actually. Diet is probably the most important thing to keep under control, use of essential oils pro-actively and making sure that anyone and everyone around my son does not speak of the disease as a death sentence. Words matter. God created the world with His breath. He tells us in His word that the power of life and death is in the tongue. What are we speaking over ourselves or our children?
This may sound strange but my son did not even know he had CF until he was around the age of 6. Yes, we did treatments, albeit using natural means, but that was just how life was. He did not question it because he didn't know any different. I say that, but we actually did not start the nebulizing of essential oils until he was 4. Since then he has not nebulized a single pharmaceutical solution other than when I was forced to by his doctor. That is another story for another post. Suffice it to say that my son actually likes doing his treatments. The smells are heavenly and they help to manage the emotional end of this bear of a disease as well.
If you are interested in learning about a different way to care for Cystic Fibrosis, I would love to help show you the path. In order to help you, I am busy setting up a back office full of educational videos. These videos when they are up and running will only be available to members of Young Living. I need to produce an income so I can keep doing the education and support my two sons! I am a single mom of two gorgeous red heads, one escaped the CF genes, one did not.
It is with deep joy that I write this post. Not the happy kind of joy but the deep down kind of joy that comes from knowing I can help others get through a really really awful disease using natural means that don't have all the awful side effects that are produced by using pharmaceutical enzymes or nebulized medication. I occasionally will find the benefit necessary from an oral antibiotic but I try to keep that to a minimum in hopes of sparing the good gut bacteria.
Please feel free to contact me using the chat feature on this page or send me an e-mail. I am happy to connect with you and schedule a 30 minute free consultation to see how I can best be of help to you and your family.