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thread: Felix's Mystery Respiratory Condition

  1. #55
    katanya Guest

    Just got back from the natural therapist..the first thing she said was does he have respiratory issues? Because his entire lung area is marked, she showed me what she means, it is a HUGE section, this was without even looking with the light. She also told me that often with something like this it can be carried over from previous lives and if not treated he will continue to carry it. She said she wasn't sure what my beliefs were and I told her I was open to these things.

    Next thing she noticed was HUGE dairy intolerance, yep just as Sif suggested, I have actually begun to wonder myself due to the amount of poos we are getting now he is eating MORE dairy, and nothing seems to be sticking! He has white milky spots all around his eyes she made me look, and said it takes 3 weeks to get dairy out of his system, as I told her I removed it for a week when he was exclusively BF, obviously not enough.

    She is going to do a distant reading, and I will go back tommorrow, she said this type of exam is easier with his age. She also asked about hits to his head, I said there had been a few with him leaning new skills and she said she'd be looking at that too.

    I was a little aprehensive at what DP would say as he is skeptical of these things and he LOVES milk. But he said it might make sense with all the pooing, and we should at least try it for 3 weeks.

    Only problem is now I am alittle at a lost at what to feed him, she has said no dairy until she talks to me tomorrow, and don't replace it with soy until she looks at that. I will keep with the avo and flaxseed, the eggs without milk, and the meat, and try fruit without yogurt...fingers crossed I can use goat or soy at least.

    So perhaps we will get some answers and without the dairy (I guess I will have to eliminate as well) he may see some difference.

    I don't feel confused at all, in fact the dietican queried the dairy as to how he was going with it and I said it was okay I think so it makes sense..I just wish it wasn't so

  2. #56
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

    Jan 2005
    Funky Town, Vic

    Katanya, I'm just thrilled you went to the natural therapist, one visit and she picked up on so many things! I saw an iridologist who immed picked up my heart condition, it's easy to have such faith when someone can look into your eyes and see your medical history.
    Yep it will be hard without the dairy, what were her recommendations for his diet not to include it?
    I've gotta get back to finish my Bsc, I had to postpone my studies, but this is the stuff that reminds me why I wanted to study natural medicine in the first place.

    I can tell sometimes you don't feel it Kat, but you really are made of tough stuff. I believe babies choose their parents, and Felix chose you for a reason.


  3. #57
    katanya Guest

    Thanks for your feedback Lulu, it was really amazing, I actually feel that Felix has this illness to test me, I am the most reluctant cook, and now because I can't find heaps of stuff he can eat commercially I will have to make my own..It's driving me mad, because I make this yummy stuff for him and he won't eat it!! So I am learning patience and to let go of stuff like that!

    Mummy2B2 I am sorry I haven't replied again to your other posts, I just wanted to say that I was avoiding the formula path with all my might, I think your idea is a great one BTW, and today I went to look at goats formula, but I can't just get the packets and buy a huge tin that will only last a month seems ridiculous! My friend who is braestfeeding wants to get some to put in food too, I might see if she will go halves in a tin with me, if she doesn't mind goats milk based one.

    The natural therapist also does reiki treatments as well and did one on him and told me about the effects his past lives have had on him. I have felt quite intune with the universe, but never had any expereince with past life stuff before, if was quite mind blowing.
    She feels he is lactose intolerant, and not to introduce soy but Goats products will be suitable for him, she also feels he has a wheat allergy.

    So I have been madly trying to find everything Goats! I have milk, yogurt of 3 flavours and been looking into what he can eat without wheat, I made him goats milk and spelt pancakes.

    She has prescribed him a homeopathic remedy of Ignatia 30c which will aid his throat (also believes is an issue) and lungs, also digestive.

    She also felt I needed to continue with the specialist, she couldn't pick up anything from the treatment of the nature of the illness, but she said she felt that even if nothing definite was discovered that it was important to continue what we had started.

    She believes once his throat is better he is ready for eating the same food as we eat and he is really ready to eat solids now.

    He went off eating altogether when I took the dairy out, and I was devasted that he was finally eating and then it stopped, but he seems to be getting used to the taste of the goats products now, I have been disguising them with fruit!

    Anyhow next stop is our appointment at the specialist on tuesday the 15th..can everyone cross fingers for us!

  4. #58
    mummy2B2 Guest

    I know what you mean about the goats Kat.
    I read an article about Soy and how it can be bad for babies on a constant basis. A soy formula fed baby apparently gets as much female hormones as three Pill pills. I was worried about DD and brought it up with my MCHN but she was a temp, basically had no idea about the long term effects, couldn't help me at all.

    Hope you go better. I think I have one packet of Goat formula, I won't switch till I can find someone who can talk to me, but maybe you could use it in food? Try asking your MCHN for samples too, they are good like that. The companies send it to them, so if no one asks/needs it it goes off. Better to ask, and try it. Or not.

  5. #59
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
    Chasing Daylight...


    just dropped in to say I hope things go really well for you tomorrow, and you get some answers about Felix.

  6. #60
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    Good Luck with the specialist today Katanya.

  7. #61
    katanya Guest

    Well we are back from our appointment, with some good, bad and fair news...

    The good news is we saw the cardiologist and everything is fine with his heart, the did an echo and ultrasound, and picked up no abnormalities.

    The Bad news is Felix has lost weight nearly 200 grams since dietician, now he is the big blue void on the charts, below the bottom percentile. He is 7.64...the bottom weight for a 10 mth old boy is 8 kgs....so we are talking not good at all...I am going to get a hospital grade pump tomorrow, and add polyjoule to an expressed feed, but we could be looking at nasla gastric tubes after all.

    The fair news is the expected booking for the brocialoscopy and CT scan which is next week, the thursday before easter. It is at 8:30 am and I have to bring him in at 7:30 am, I had a bit of discussion about the feeding beforehand, I mentioned the 4 hrly thing and he said it depends on the anesthetist, he said how about 3am? I want to make it 4 hours before procedure...specialist said because it's down the throat they may be extra cautious.

    Anyhow we have been warned that it is not a definate that we will find out what is going on, but we feel now we should explore things further..

    Next thursday is not going to be a good day we may have to stay over depends on how he comes out of the anesthetic, but will see on the day.

  8. #62
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
    Chasing Daylight...

    Katanya I'm so glad the cardiologist gave him the all clear (phew!)

    I'm sorry the little tyke has lost weight, but it's really good that they can book you in for the bronchoscopy next Thursday. I know it will be scarey for you (a bit of forewarning.... it's really tough when you have to hand him over to the theatre staff when he's drowsy. Keep the tissues handy.) but from one Mum who's been there.... the staff were excellent, my baby didn't have any after-effects and we were able to get a good idea of where too from here (Zeke has a paralysed vocal chord from his heart surgery when he was 3 days old... they were doing the bronchoscopy to determine if it would cause him any problems later in life.) The outcome was that there was nothing seriously wrong, and they'd just continue to monitor it while he grows. So it was good to find that out.

    I'll be praying for you all next Thursday, that you get some really good news this Easter.

  9. #63
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic

    Oh Katanya
    So sorry to hear all the news wasn't good, but an all clear for the heart is a good thing though.

    Good luck for the next lot of tests.
    Best wishes Michelle

  10. #64
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW

    awwww katanya I'm sitting here crying thinking about what you have to go through. You know if there is anything I can do for you I will. I'm really serious, if we could help with putting up your DP, driving anything next week let me know

  11. #65
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Oh Katanya... sounds like you guys have had quite a day...
    I'm really happy to hear that everything is fine with little Felix's heart.
    But I am so sorry to hear that he has lost weight... it must be so terrible frustrating and upsetting for you...
    Hopefully adding the polyjoule to his EBM might make a lot of difference?
    I will be praying and crossing everything next thursday that the tests give you an answer and something concrete to work with...
    Sending you the hugest ...

  12. #66
    mama mel Guest

    Oh Katanya

    I'm so sorry you keep getting nowhere with his weight! I can only imagine how it feels for you to keep going downhill no matter what you do... It must be so daunting and terrifying getting ready for a test like that now. Atleast he probably won't be too aware of what's being done as he'll be asleep, and they're still young enough to forget any of the bad things relatively quickly. It only seemed to take Adara around 2wks to forget her hospital stay completely (she was having nightmares until the other night). And atleast there was some good news with his heart.

    I wish there were more positives from your appt... I will be thinking of you and here if you need support at all.

  13. #67
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    Katanya I'm so sorry that Felix has lost more weight. I hope they find an answer for his weight loss soon.

    I feel so sad for you Katanya. I hope you don't mind me saying that. I know this might seem like a strange thing to say, but let me tell you that once they find out why this is happening it will be a relief. Even though I wish Alana didn't have CF, in someways it was a relief to know, as we could get on with it and enjoy Alana without this dark cloud hanging over us.

    I will be thinking of Felix next Thursday. I bet he will be a brave little man!
    Katanya and a huge for Felix.

  14. #68
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
    Chasing Daylight...

    Katanya... how are you going matey? Hope you're doing ok.

  15. #69
    katanya Guest

    I am doing okay thanks everyone for your comments, I have been on to receive them but haven't had much of a chance to reply this week has been full on

    I have been expressing once a day (or enough to get a feed's worth) and add poly joule and give him this while he's eating, seems to be going okay..

    Had more drama yesterday, DP had trouble breathing on thursday night, and took him to the Drs yesterday, he ended up going in an ambulance to hospital...having a chest xray because Dr thought he had a collapsed lung..anyhow got sent home with no answers..

    Not sure what's going on with the lungs in our house atm??

    Felix seems to be okay, I get concerned with his breathing, but I figure there's not much we can do ATM..just have to take it all a step at a time

  16. #70
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005

    Really hope things start to improve for you soon Katanya. Fingers crossed that DP is fine.

  17. #71
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
    Chasing Daylight...

    Hi Katanya

    Just a quick note to say I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow. Hope Felix (and Mum and Dad) cruises through his bronchialoscopy.

  18. #72
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    Good luck for tommorow, Katanya. I'm sure Felix will be very brave.

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