Following the diagnosis of Nathan's 1000000th ear infection yesterday, the pediatrician again gave us the contact for an Ear Nose & Throat (or ORL as they like to call them here). This isn't the first time he has suggested it but I'm in complete and utter denial about it.
It just seems so extreme to put a baby of 15 months through surgery. There had to be another way.
Every time this happens my poor coworkers always get an earful (no pun intended) about how I just don't know what to do anymore.
On more than one occasion several people have suggested that we take Nathan to an "homeopath" which is a holistic doctor. If you are anything like me, you just rolled your eyes as you read that sentence.
I thought they were insane. They all swore that this miraculous process has not only healed but CURED their children of the chronic ear infections.
I'm sure you can imagine my skepticism. I mean, these people have managed to find a CURE and yet the only thing modern medicine can offer me is Tylenol and Advil. Surely if there was a magical cure the pediatricians would have been pushing this from the start, if only to avoid our weekly appointments.
But yesterday, faced with the real possibility of surgery, I caved. We will be taking Nathan to see an homeopath. I have to admit that I am still not 100% convinced that these people can do anything better but it doesn't hurt to try.
I am not really sure what to expect. I imagine something of a witch doctor. An office filled with lotions and potions. Maybe she/he will smack Nathan in the face with sage, I don't know.
At this poing I'm ready to try anything. If it works, well honestly I have no idea what I will do if it works, but if it doesn't then there are always the tubes. At least I can send my baby into surgery knowing that I ABSOLUTELY tried everything in my power before taking that decision.
I will be sure to follow-up after the appointment. Stay tuned.
Has anyone ever tried "holistic" or "natural" medicine and remedies and have any tips to share?