I have recently been approached by my Ayurvedic doctors here in the US to talk to a couple who live here in California, who have a daughter just diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 9 years old!
What they want from me is some of my experience with the ‘illness’ and what happened, what I did, what to expect etc etc.
We have had one call so far and in all honesty what I offered them was a listening ear and lots of empathy for the shock they are in.
They didn’t see it coming, why would you?
There were some minor indications but nothing big, until suddenly bam! Hospital for acute symptoms.
And then equally as suddenly they are in the medical system, and the medical system when it comes to auto immune and blood loss and acute symptoms in the bowel area is extreme medication to stop blood loss in its tracks and pump the body full of steroids or non steroidal meds.
And then there is the anaemia, and this is a child!
Why are more and more young people, and even tiny children, getting this?
Anyway, I am supporting them with this sudden change in life they are going to have, because now they need to change. Things don’t just go away, there is no band aid, no magic bullet, for auto immune or any other chronic disease. We have to adjust and include it in our lives.
This couple will have to research and grow in awareness and knowledge. They need to become advocates for their little girl, she is going to need them.
Can she heal?
I hope so, and I do believe so. But its an ongoing balance and dance between the needs demanded by acute situations and the pressure of the medical authorities and the possibility of natural healing.
My heart goes out to them, and thats why I’m doing something different by supporting them.