Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Signs, Signs, Signs

Just a quick update. Jonah is in the 2nd week of his 30C DTap clearing, and 3rd week on the Sulphur remedy. 

He said 3 new things to me yesterday: 
1. "I missed you." -His response when I asked him for a kiss after school.
2. "Are we going shopping at Costco?" -His response when I told him we were going shopping. Incidentally, we haven't been to Costco in over six months.
3. "Christmas lights are so pretty." -As we were driving home in the evening.

As of tonight, there are some big signs of movement with this remedy, and I worry about more to come. I am sure I may have mentioned before that during a clearing you can expect to see symptoms as if the child had just received a vaccine. Tonight, Jonah was insistent on having water right before bed, as if he was parched, which was uncharacteristic of him. I noticed at that point that nearly his entire face was flushed pink. He was also demonstrating a slight cough throughout the evening. No fever, and overall in a great mood, so it doesn't seem like he is getting sick. His eczema has cleared from the left arm, but the patch on his right arm is intense. The skin, as our homeopathic practitioner has said, is the body's largest organ of elimination, and it seems that his body is definitely eliminating something. I have not seen his eczema look this extreme since he was covered with it all over his entire body at 2 years old. I am relieved that this is just a small patch in comparison, but eager for it to improve soon. He has been sleeping restlessly, waking up on occasion during the night, which I know is common for kids, but Jonah normally sleeps like a rock.We have also been seeing some small exteriorizations around the eyes intermittently again. Six and half more weeks to go with the first round of DTap, and the doses will get stronger from here.

Interior Elbow, Right Arm Eczema Patch 12/6/2011
Courtesy of Imo

Thinking back to the time when he was an infant and how all his colds seemed to run together, I failed to understand then that he was sick from the vaccines. I see these symptoms now and feel disgusted with regret for not having seen it before. I remember all these little signs that would constantly come and go, or stay and turn into a cold or flu. When these little symptoms didn't turn into a cold or flu, it was curious, but the doctors say kids are always sick, so it was assumed that he was just always sick. When I think of the eczema he suffered from, I literally want to vomit. His entire tiny body was exploding at the skin. Imagine the patch pictured on the right 10x worse, and covering almost every inch of your child's body. How did I not know something more serious was wrong when the doctor told me it was just eczema? How could I have been so naive? 

Today, I must be grateful for the progress Jonah has made and look forward to putting that part of our lives behind us.    


  1. hi Maria,

    Your website is so much informative for parents like me who is doing Cease therapy now. My daughter is 3 years old and we just started the Cease therapy yesterday for her. She was having eczema for a long time but not so severe. First time I saw today something similar to the picture you have posted. I was googling for some home remedy. I just got a call from her doctor to apply Calendula cream 3 times a day. How is your son doing? Keep me posted when you have time.

    Wish you a wonderful Christmas!



    1. Hi Padma,

      Thank you for the lovely comment. Calendula cream should help. With Jonah's eczema, it just wouldn't get better no matter what I put on it until the clear was finished. We ended up keeping it wrapped in gauze so he couldn't scratch it so much. I generally use organic oils for moisturizing, and use soap on his skin very minimally. I have noticed he is having some skin irritations again this past week on the PCV clear. Best wishes you your daughter, and have a wonderful Christmas as well. Thanks!