Praying for Help
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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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Praying for Help


It is Sunday morning and your granddaughter has a fever again. She finished her antibiotics two days a go, and this is becoming a frustratingly familiar story.  People have been suggesting alternative medicines, our neighbor is a chiropractor, my mother-in-law is concerned about all of the antibiotics that my daughter is taking. At first, I defended the doctor and brushed off the voices that were suggesting a new approach. I still trust our doctor and we have an appointment with a urologist next month. But what do you do when the doctors and the medicines just aren’t working? How am I supposed to feel when all the money that we have spent, the time and energy that we have put into this sickness, aren’t changing the outcome. She is laying on the couch, shivering, asking for me to hold her because she doesn’t understand what is wrong. And neither do I. I can’t think of anything else to do but pray. Not for healing, really, but for some wisdom, strength, and patience for us all.

But healing would be nice.


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  1. My middle son had continual infections for a while because his front teeth had rotted and it seems that even now it makes him more susceptible to ulcers and infections. I am not sure where you are but have been following your conversations for a week or so. My advice, if you don’t mind me offering, is to try homeopathy. We have a combination of remedies that I use with my son when he starts to be unsettled and we haven’t had a bad infection for a long time. He was 4 years old and had 3 runs of antibiotics with no effect when I first tried a homeopath and we have only had one lot of antibiotics since despite several infections over the last year. The homeopathics seem to kick his mouth infections every time, not so his ear infections. Don’t know why?!

    Best of luck, it isn’t fun having sick children

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