We have so much to be thankful for this year -especially continued good health and a great schooling situation.
Just wanted to drop in and say that our son is still doing great aside from reoccurring mycoplasma pneumonia infections which are pretty much asymptomatic but still being treated by the LLMD/NPs because they say it means his immune system could be a bit stronger still. The Lyme, babesia and bartonella are not evident symptomatically and haven't been for 1.5 years. He is still not quite off antibiotics because of the mycoplasma pneumonia but is now going many weeks without them.
With college ahead, I'd like to use the final year + to establish both healthier eating and an herbal maintenance protocol that would be easy for him to follow if he chooses, but that is hard to do with a stubborn, active teen boy. Treading the line between being alarmist, which he thinks I am, and educating him about what remission means and what could happen if he ignores signs of a return requires waiting for those brief opportunities when a teen is willing to listen and discuss without the shutting down or argumentative moments teens have. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
As age 18 approaches for him and medically he becomes an adult, it is important that we encourage him to sign paperwork that allows medical professionals to speak with us if the need arises. I've heard some terrifying stories of young adults becoming incapacitated and their families not being notified and/or shut out of medical decisions. I anticipate this may be challenging given his desire for independence.
I hope you and yours have a peaceful Thanksgiving.
Working wife and mom to two, including a teen son who was diagnosed with Lyme and other co-infections from an unseen tick bite with no bulls-eye.
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