2 PANS kids fighting lyme and coinfections, our journey to healing

Never truer words Marie Miller…. now if only I can transfer these words into his head!

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Never ending ….

I rarely post anymore (and not just because it is so depressing), but also because I am working 40+ hours a week and have a family who demands 110% of my time, so no, the ability to sit and think for the time it takes to write a post is almost nonexistent.  I am up and at em this morning, ready to face the day, mostly because I have to go buy 2 dozen Easter eggs for the school egg hunt, filling little plastic eggs with treats that my kids are banned from eating and knowing full well that the hunt itself will increase stress levels and perpetuate the fight/flight mode my kids exist in.    On that note, I wanted to share a couple of books I have been reading of late, one is ADHD without Drugs, A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD by Sanford Nermark, MD. Again, I am not advocating a drug free regime for anyone, choices we make are made with the information we have at the time, and I 100% agree that medication is a choice, one that while I have tried to stay away from it, has crept into our treatment in the past briefly and possibly will again in the future.  Never say never.  However, for now, we are still searching, hoping and praying that we can facilitate a change without medications, (even if this means that I get to sob for 30 minutes in my bedroom at night!!!).  Anyway, again I digress. This book has so much information, gives an overview of the diagnostic approaches used, statistics, studies to  reference and great balance between traditional thinking and a more natural treatment approach.  Even the author concurs that for some, medication is sometimes the choice that has to be made and he even gives a brief outline of what and how it works.  However, reading through the pages it struck me that our negativity towards ADHD, PDD, ODD, etc., as a society is more crippling to our kids than the actual disorders they are being labeled with.  No one has the compassion or the time it seems to stop, take a deep breath, and see these kids for who they really are.  They are not an annoyance, not a ‘bad’ kid, but just a kid who maybe needs more help, more compassion and more direction than one who may be sitting besides them.  When did we become so intolerant of different?  When did a creative, inspirational, energetic person become so intolerable   As adults,...

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