Friday, March 7, 2014

Ryan Updates...

My Sweet Ryan has been sick again.  He is finally feeling much better today and I never did have to take him to the doctor but it is so exhausting when he is sick because he needs treatments and suctioning continuously throughout the day.  I am very blessed to have a nurse here to help during the day with him because it is difficult to take care of him when he is so sick and take care of the other two boys.
I had to pick Ryan up from school last Friday because he was running a low grade fever and was really "junky".  We immediately started him on all of his respiratory therapies (VEST, Nebulizer, Cough Machine, & Suctioning) every four hours.  By Monday he had thin drainage and coughed all day Monday and Tuesday without much rest.  He never did run a fever so we just kept him home and stayed aggressive with him.  By Wednesday, all of the drainage stopped but he sounded really coarse and the "junk" was thick and harder for him to cough up.  This morning (Friday) he is finally sounding much better and not needing his therapies as often.  He was having some bladder problems too that have also seemed to resolve itself with daily cathing for the last week.  I am glad he is better today because we have snow and ice and that would have made it very hard to get him out.

We are also very excited because in a couple of weeks, we will finally be getting our driveway paved!!  Our driveway is just gravel now and it is so hard to push his wheelchair on it and our ramp on our van doesn't sit well on the gravel either.  We are so excited and can't wait!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate for us to get this done this month.

Spring time always seems to be the worse season for his health and he usually ends up spending a week or two in the hospital with respiratory problems.  I hope this year is going to be different for him because I started him on an Alfalfa regimen.  I give him 3 tablets two times a day.  I have done some research on Alfalfa and have found out that it is a natural antihistamine and is helping so many people with their seasonal allergies.  I buy our Alfalfa HERE.

It can also help with:

  • Cleansing the blood
  • Helping alleviate allergies
  • Aids in blood clotting
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Can easy morning sickness
  • Is helpful in reversing tooth decay and remineralizing teeth
  • Great source of Vitamin K so it helps improve Baby’s Vitamin K levels at birth if mom drinks during pregnancy 
  • Supports the pituitary gland
  • Supportive during nursing
  • Helps ease morning sickness
  • Helps ease gout
  • Aids with all forms of arthritis
I never knew all of this until recently so I started taking Alfalfa too and so has my husband. (He also has bad seasonal allergies)  I really feel so blessed to find something natural to help us!  I would rather take alfalfa than an over the counter medicine any day!  

Thank you for all of your prayers for our little superman, Ryan!  


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