Caleb had both his right and left hands retested using the Meridian Stress Assessment. Originally, his results looked like this (red means his body is stressed and out of balance on that meridian, yellow means his body is stressed but working to correct the problem & green means that he is balanced & has no problem in that area):
Overall (we were told on our first visit that it's fine to have something show up in boxes 1, 2 or 3. You dont' want anything in 4, 5, or 6. Apparently, Caleb's body has missed that memo.)
Janalee did NOT retest his feet tonight. That will be done in 3 weeks when we go back for a full recheck. However, she told me that based on the results she got tonight, EVERYTHING on that first picture is now GREEN. This is EXCELLENT news! She said that if he continues to improve like that that when he comes back in 3 weeks we will be able to go ahead with the other form of testing (NTSE?? I think) and get down to the nitty gritty of things & see what allergies he has that are real, legit allergies.
The other thing I talked with Janalee about tonight is that last week I noticed several small scabs on the crown of his head. They were almost in a perfect circle. I didn't know if it was a result of the testing, a reaction to the peroxide drops or, if it was something else altogether. She asked if he has eczema & I told her yes. She said that it's possible it's an outbreak of eczema and he's releasing toxins, etc., through it. After she retested his hands and checked to see if his dose of the peroxide drops needed to be changed (yep, down from 2 drops 2x day to 2 drops 1 x a day) she tried some histamine drops with him. She said that those should help with the itching on his head. She also said that it should help any time he has an eczema outbreak or anything similar to that.
All in all, I'm very happy with his results so far. He seems to have more energy. I don't know if it's a result of his body coming more into balance or if it's something else. I think he finally realizes that the eating problem is now a serious issue and he seems to take it a little more seriously. I do worry that soon he will quit eating the go gurt & the string cheese (4//6 of his last home lunches the go gurt & string cheese have come home untouched). I do feel like we are making some headway though.
I did spend about an hour on the phone with the dietician the other night. I don't feel like he addressed any of my questions. His only real change to any of the suggestions he had made to Travis was that if he can't tolerate the milk to give him Carnation Good Start instead. He didn't ever really say why he feels like giving my under weight child empty calories is a good idea. I guess he feels like any calories are better than no calories at this point. And, to some degree I agree. However, my concern is that Brookelyn is watching Caleb very close these days and she's beginning to pick up on some of his characteristics and mannerisims. I'm not ok with teaching her at this age -at any age really- that if she doesn't like what's in front of her all she has to do is drink chocolate milk instead. Chocolate milk is not a cure all or an answer to everything, especially when the child in question is actually allergic to milk! I understand the dietician has Caleb's best interst in mind, but if I don't advocate for him and what I know to be bset for him, no one will. I spend the most time with him and I know him better than anyone else, so I have a pretty good idea of what he is and isn't willing to do/try. I know we need to be open to new things/ideas, but sometimes, you have to choose your battles.
And, on another positive note, LeGrand Johnson (or maybe Hyrum City) FINALLY (after a mere 6 weeks of no action and 4 weeks of me calling and making a pain of myself) came out and "fixed" the mess they created when they "fixed" our road. There is no longer (for now anyway) a 4-6" drop off into my driveway - hallelujah!