Thursday, July 19, 2012


I have let the dog days of summer slip by on here.... I just realized how long its been since I've posted!  Summer is my favorite time of year but the busyness of it makes it go by way too fast.  During the next three weeks I'll be hanging out with my family and friends and so I will get back into my weekly blogging after that.

While my children have gotten positive things from me:  my love of reading, nature, hiking, sports, swimming and camping they have, unfortunately, also received the gene that is responsible for autoimmune diseases.  My oldest son has an auto-inflammatory disease called CRMO (Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis - but is doing amazingly well) and my youngest son was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) a couple of months ago.  This is a condition in which the body thinks certain foods are the enemy and so sends an army of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) into the esophagus to fight.  This in turn creates inflammation and much pain and nausea.  

After recently getting some comprehensive allergy testing done it turns out he has multiple allergies... Not nice.  However, I have found a doctor who performs NAET allergy desensitization.  The body wants to be able to eat food and SHOULD be able to consume food without this type of reaction.  NAET works with the body to basically reset the brain so that it, once again, accepts what should be our human right to be able to eat.  My son was treated for one of his main allergies, eggs, and will be retested in a couple of weeks to see if the allergy is gone!!  He is my test and I hope and pray that all goes well.  If this works, I will be letting y'all know!!

Take care and enjoy this beautiful summer.... Take each day, each moment, each breath as it comes and be thankful for all you have.  Enjoy!!