Good Bye week from hell!
And I don’t say that lightly. Honestly, it was really very, very trying. I’m blogging about it so you can learn from my experience but also because it’s great therapy! There are some homeopathic basics hidden in here that can help get you through the day to day stuff that life throws at you…in the case of this week the relentless onslaught of disasters! And don’t be afraid to ask for help!
The story starts on a Saturday. I see clients on a Saturday and was running (as usual) out the door when my very active, but unusually skilled, middle son comes toward me, tears in his eyes…’Mum mum, my graze..it’s ooooooozing, it’s….’. Yes indeed it was oozing…oozing pus. He’d grazed his arm skateboarding Wednesday and for the first time ever I had grabbed the conventional first aid kit and done a very normal thing. I’d used the wound cleansing wipe instead of my usual tea-tree or calendula tincture. I may have given him some homeopathic Calendula (traditionally used in Homeopathy to aid the healing of cuts and grazes)… then promptly forgotten about it! Sooooooo…..I stopped running out the door. I cleaned the wound with tea-tree, slathered it with Weleda calendula nappy ointment (yes that's right- nappy ointment! This is the best stuff going for minor cuts and grazes even bites and stings) and then ran out the door giving strict instructions to take Ant. Crud. 4 times that day straight from my kit (In Homepathic medicine Ant.Crud is traditionally used for may things including honey crusted wounds). Problem solved. Maybe.
Gratefully Sunday was just busy. We really needed the respite for what was to come...
A day or 2 later I realised that the infected graze was looking better but not healing that well. Hmmmmm…back to the drawing board for remedies. This time I took off the mum hat and stuck on my homeopath hat. Et voila! The morning after I gave him a more appropriate remedy the wound was substantially better. As in actually healing! Yay! Finally a win.
On Thursday night came the altercation with our neighbour over their continuously barking dog. These things are never much fun and this episode was less fun than usual. Enough said. A few doses of Nux Vomica were downed (Nux vomica is traditionally used in Homeopathy to reduce irritability and/or anger in some circumstances). We dished out rescue remedy like our lives depended on it!
Friday night came the news that my mum’s very old and much loved dog had been put down under traumatic circumstances. I’d only seen my mum that day and offered her Ignatia for grief when she mentioned the dog was sick. I think we both knew he was dying. Plenty of Ignatia was handed around that night. Good bye Bart! You were awesome!
(Ignatia is a homeopathic remedy that is traditionally used to support people through a time of grief).
And the grand finale? That was exactly one week after the discovery of the infection. Gavin took all the kids down to my eldest son’s soccer game as usual so I could go to work. About 6pm they came to get me straight from soccer. ‘Ummmm…you might want to look at him. He got injured.’ Yes indeed. The poor kid was utterly ghost white and hadn’t even been able to get his boots off. I bundled him into the clinic, painfully got his top off to see a slightly swollen collarbone with the right shoulder hanging substantially lower than the left. He climbed onto the table and I gave him a very brief and specific Bowen treatment. I would have put money on his collarbone being broken at that point.
Poor kid! His dad had been throwing Arnica (traditionally this remedy is used to support and/or reduce the swelling from blunt force trauma) down his throat so his pain was under control and the swelling obvious but not too bad. But yes it was broken. Snapped like a twig but in an excellent position with no complications. A trip to the hospital and an x-ray confirmed it.
We made it clear that if he was in pain or if he couldn’t sleep because of it we had conventional painkillers he could take. Otherwise we stuck with the Arnica. And that was all he needed! Not only did he have a good sleep he said he forgot he had injured his shoulder until he rolled over. Excellent. We’re now using Symphytum and Calc Phos to help with the healing and a Bowen session weekly.
(Symphytum is traditionally used in Homeopathy to support the healing of fractured and broken bones and Calc phos tissue salts is used traditionally to support the bones in general. Broken bones are a serious issue so please see your GP or head to the emergency department of the nearest hospital)
I will survive! Good bye week from hell! I won’t miss you. Don’t come again!
Disclaimer: Homeopathy is a traditional medicine.The TGA considers Homeopathy a low risk medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Information given here is in no way intended to take the place of advice from your chosen healthcare professional or specialist. Any examples given from the authors life do not indicate that the remedy in question will work for everyone in every instance. They are used solely to illustrate the use the medicine in a practical situation.
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