This morning, bright and early after a series of events which seem to only happen to us!! uh hem...like 7 little puppies all being let into the house as the girls walk out the door to school and they immediately start their poopin and peein ways and foofoo and I try very hard to corral them back into the garage and then I feed them and send mama outside and she pushes her way back in spilling a gas can in the process hence making our house and garage wreak of gas fumes as I desperately try to get foofoo to preschool on time, what a concept, and get J to the natural path on time.......phew...........foofoo was on time...that's a record but J was not!
After seeing the neurologist again yesterday and having him spend 15 min looking for J's file and then FINALLY filling out the disability form and saying "I have only known J for 2 months, I don't know he is not doing so well"...........um what??? say that again??? basically he said he was shocked that J didn't respond as well to the treatments that he had hoped he would. He ordered another round of treatment as well as physical therapy at the outpatient neurological centre in the hospital.
Needless to say we left feeling disappointed and wondering if this doctor knows anything.
So we made a HUGE financial step and went to see a recommended Natural path. Boy was he great! He made us feel so......um listened too! He even wanted to spend a few hours researching CIDP before he decided what tests to do with J and what steps to take. So we talked a lot got some history and then J went back at 2. Meanwhile he told us to get the blood test results that they did on J with the neurologist so that he can see what he was already tested for. That in itself was a huge boost of confidence for me since I am not one to rely on kooky tests alone. I have been to many a whacked out natural path in my childhood, so the sceptic in me is alive and well. He did a food intolerance test on J and it read no white flour, white anything really!, no sugar, no caffeine, no alcohol, no dairy, no red meat with the exception of buffalo and venison once a week. He can have whole grains and all veggies and fruits, almonds cashews and flax seeds. Then he read J's blood tests that were done on Jan 9th.....almost a month ago.......and he read them to J...... J has type 2 diabetes and the neurologist never told him!!! like what???? say what???? can you say that again??? a flood of anger swiftly came over me when he got home and told me this.....like WHAT THE!!!!! um just a minor thing to know. So diet is crucial for J now, um hello mr smart went to university specialist, like this would have been information needed a month ago? (ok anyone else picture Adam Sandler sitting on the front step of his house in the movie wedding singer yelling that???....just me??? oh ok moving on)
Changes are needed
I have already been making baby steps on making wiser food decisions and now I am kind of stepping that up to say the least. We are going to be eating way more fish! in fact I bought some fresh white fish, don't remember what kind, just the cheapest they had!!! hey there are 6 of us! and some salmon steaks for tomorrow night. I also had bought some wild/brown rice and so I made that tonight in my rice cooker and my kids loved it! they also loved the fish and wished there was more! like what??? say that again??? sorry...am I being redundant with that?
Tomorrow I am planning on making some home made cookies with brown sugar and real butter. I am going to eliminate overly sugary snacks for the kids and I have already stopped buying juice. All good things to start on a new way of life. It will be better for all of us.
So now we have almost $300 in different vitamin kind of pills and hope that with exercise and diet and of course the Lord, J will overcome this. The rest of us will also be eating better. I am also going to be doing a 7 day cleanse starting tomorrow, I was supposed to start today but with this morning I didn't get a chance to prepare my allowed food! I try to do a cleanse once a year and J is going to do a colon cleanse as well..........so I should stock up on toilet paper too....and yes I just did say that!