Yes, I did say that. I don’t mean Hey everyone, Red Alert, man your battle stations. What I mean is Ruby had another terrible reaction today to yet another antibiotic. This time they have to keep giving it to her because she has an infection at the site of her 2 week old Spinal Tap. She turned beet red 20 minutes in and started screaming. The itching and pain was uncontrollable. Fortunately Laura was here and worked her Wei Chi and lymph system while I held onto Ruby and Ruby held on to herself trying very hard not to scratch. It was extremely traumatic. For Ruby to scream like that, well it was a very strong reaction. Fortunately the nurses know this kid now and they call her the little stoic one. So when she DOES react so strongly she is listened to. Unfortunately we get to try this medicine again in 6 hours at which time we will be prepping with Benedryl and a slower release of the antibiotic to see if a. she reacts even still or b. if she doesn’t, then we can keep on using it. How many times can I say react? Incredible isn’t it.
One baddie to fight another. Anyone else getting the feeling that Western medicine has it completely ass backwards? We punch everything. We don’t move fluidically through healing preferring to ‘strike, hit hard, bash, fight, win, conquer and push”. Instead of using the body to help us to heal, to trust our patients and to intuitively be guided by less dramatic solutions.
Fear guides the hand of Western Medicine. I wonder how things would look if we asked less scientifically processed questions and began to see that we are more than the sum of our parts.
Well, despite my high brow musings, here we are, pushing another drug to counteract another drug in the over medicating of illness. And here I sit being told in no uncertain terms that I must work within the system. I am so grateful to the energy workers and healers who work on us. All of us. All the time. If it wasn’t for that, I am completely convinced we wouldn’t have made it THIS far. I am grateful. I’m grateful for the night nurse who is gentle and kind and let’s Ruby sleep in larger intervals. I’m grateful but at the same time, the word grateful looks as if it’s spelled wrong.