Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Childhood Asthma?!?!?

My 5 year old son has a persistent cough and we are investigating whether he has asthma or allergy induced asthma.  He has been given the blue inhaler and an anti- histamine to take daily.  But the nurse practitioner says his symptoms sound like proper asthma or mold induced asthma requiring the brown/steroid inhaler.  His cough has improved from what it was 2-3 months ago....and I am nervous to start the blue inhaler and anti-histamine.  (let's just say that we have had both good and bad experiences with conventional medicine).

I would love any and all advice on this.  Especially regarding medication, diet, homeopathy....anything really! Thanks.

Friday, 10 August 2012

So things went a bit wrong...

I haven't posted much lately, although I am constantly writing posts into my journal.  The main reason is that my computer does not work, the second that my broadband is extremely slow and it is not easy to type long posts on this phone.

In other news my partner and I have split up, so now I can be a single parent-who-yearns-for-a-whole-foods-and-wholesome-altogether-lifestyle-but-fails-miserably-and-ends-up-at-(ick)-McDonald's kind of blogger.  Once I get a computer and move to a place with modern conveniences like central heating and decent broadband that is.

In a flurry of optimism I hope that by taking some time away from the blog I am spending more time in nature and chopping things, fermenting stuff, meditating....well some of that is getting done in between wrestling with my 1 and 5 year olds, tripping over the ironing pile and praying no one shows up for a cuppa----assuming that I have a clean mug somewhere around here.

In truth, though my life is currently quite chaotic I have great hope for the future of my little family and look forward to writing about our adventures.