Today was Walker's pediatrican appointment. Since he is 27 months he wasn't due for a wellness check up but did need to complete his vaccinations. I am not against them, just like to space them out (which is for another blog entirely!)
Things were going well until I opened my mouth about us investigating Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy for Walker. I should have known better! I like my pediatricians for the most part, but they have always been and will always be very conservative for my taste. In the past when we have talked about aroma therapy, they have been clue less and not very supportive. At the time it didn't bother me, since I felt confident in my experiences with using oils that their opinion didn't steer me. They were also skeptical about changing Walker's diet to Gluten free, diary free and soy free, yet everyone around him has seen the remarkable difference! So again I am not sure why I even opened my mouth! He wasn't against it, he did not really have much to say except that in theory he didn't think that it would be beneficial to Walker, that it wouldn't make him "whole". Yes, he said WHOLE! So then I found myself in a position to defend my reasoning's. I hate when this happens! Why must I defend anything that could possibly help my son? Why do people think that because I want to try experimental things that it is in an attempt of making Walker "normal"? Just because I want to provide him with every opportunity to feel better, does not mean that I am not accepting of his condition! Would they think the same thing if my older sons were not feeling well and we tried different things? Is his condition or his worth of a person not good enough to go the extra mile? And at what point does a parent stop looking for help? My husband and I have made a decision that we will not do anything too invasive for Walker, especially if it is experimental or will not change anything anyways. Here is something that is on the cutting edge of medicine and is non invasive. So why not give it a try?
Maybe I need to find a new pediatrician... maybe i should start by doing interviews!
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