Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Caden's nurse practioner, Amanda, called today to ask if she could use him as a case study.  We are so delighted that Amanda has chosen Caden and hope that the journey he has been on will eventually help others who suffer.  We are also so proud of Norman Pediatrics for sticking with us, crying with us and finally seeing our little guy begin to heal.  We couldn't have done this without them, nor would we have found National Jewish in Denver without their help along the way.

We truly hope that all of those who are resistant to the "soak and seal" and "no layering" procedures we have been taught will at the very least, give it a try.  We went into therapy with Caden hesitant, cautiously optimistic (and pessimistic), scared, and at the end our ropes.  Jerry and I, along with our friends and family, watched Caden suffer everyday of his life and were so frustrated and broken hearted at every "miracle" treatment someone suggested that didn't work.  Who would have ever thought that plain water, no antihistamines, no layering and a diet change was all it would take?

Would you believe I shared Caden's story with a nurse practioner just last week and he is still in doubt that what we have learned actually works?  Does anyone out there know how maddening that is to me that I have witnessed such incredible strides with my child and some medical professionals actually have the gall to question it just because they are so programmed that they can't see past their own outdated mindset?

All in all, I am elated that Caden's story will be shared.  I am overjoyed that maybe, just maybe, we can break through these old barriers, teach those that want to learn, help those who suffer, and stay strong for those who need help the most....Like our precious son did.