Sunday, December 27, 2009

Good News!!!

I have good news all the way around. Steff has had a good holiday, health wise. AND she was accepted at Missouri State University in Springfield MO. She was SOOO excited. So, we will have to make a decision ~ University of Missouri, Columbia OR Missouri State. If her health continues to improve, I'm fine with either. I would like to see her get out and experience life away from home. That's my vote. Time will tell.
We had a GREAT Christmas. Hope everyone else did as well.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday All is good

So far, the detox is going smoothly. This is good.
No problems to report.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

spoke with Dr. Mark

Spoke with Dr. Mark tonight. Learned the importance of the diet, he stressed what "not sticking" to the diet can do.
Continue with Detox, call and report to him on Thursday PM.
If all is well on Thursday, go to both supplement plans for 2 weeks, minus the MulitMin, then just the supplements from plan one.
Ordered 2 jugs of the Clearvite. Tonight is a detox night~ every other night.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

HA! STill Saturday

I was reading on the Gardasil Group on Yahoo. I came across an email from a mom from Missouri. Her daughter is listed in that project we did, with all the girls and their stories. If you are interested in it, let me know and I will get you a copy. It's long, but makes a very big statement. It's sad, to say the least. Anyway, Cassie was not doing too well, her mom has been off the group for the time I've been on. I knew Cassie was seen at the University here in Columbia. SO, her mom gets on the group and writes this email. I'm going to copy and paste it. I know I should prob ask her permission, BUT it makes a big statement about Dr. Mark, which I am SO glad. It's like, you feel you are making the right choice, you see her getting better, but is it that time has passed, or is he making a difference? Here's my answer. Funny that I ran across it today. ~ just the same ~ I'm sharing!!!

Hello to all! Many of you do not know us, it has been awhile since I have participated in the group; however, my daughter is a Gardasil survivor and I wanted to share with you how she has survived. I have noticed that many of you are still struggling with where to go for help, I am here to tell you help is available and as far as I am concerned it is the only chance your daughter has to improve and beat this horrible vaccine. God Bless all of you and know you are not alone there is HELP! Kim S.

There are not enough words for me to be able to fully express my gratitude to Dr. Mark Flannery. It is because of him and the grace of God that I still have my daughter with me today.
Cassie started experiencing side effect from the Gardasil vaccine immediately after the first injection, but because we were told the reaction was completely unrelated to Gardasil she continued with all three shots. It was after the third and final one that she became seriously ill. Cassie was hospitalized, her symptoms consisted of severe abdomen pain, nausea, vomiting, severe headaches with light and sound sensitivity, and extreme nose bleeds. After being in the hospital for 7 weeks the doctors diagnosed Cassie with pancreatitis, polycystic ovian syndrome, and severe intestinal swelling; she was placed on TPN and Lipids (IV nutrition) and had surgery to remove the cysts. Her condition continued to worsen and the doctors had no idea why or how to further help her; Cassie was then flown to yet another hospital. After three more weeks Cassie started having seizures as well as other neurological problems and still no answers. Still on the feeding tube with 5 different IV nausea medications, as well as IV pain medicine we were sent home with Home Health to continue the care of Cassie. Less than one month later Cassie lost feeling in her lower extremities and started experiencing heart problems. Cassie went back into the hospital for another three weeks and then to a rehab facility where Cassie started the process of walking again.
It was at this point when God brought Dr. Flannery into our lives. Cassie spent over 13 weeks in the hospital and another 4 in a rehab facility and yet she was not getting better, she was continuing to get worse. Every week was another symptom and the only thing the medical profession knew to do was symptomatic treatment and that was not helping. Dr. Flannery took over Cassie’s care, treating the dysfunction of her illness rather than the symptoms and with just a few short weeks Cassie began to stabilize. I was very uncertain of Dr. Marks approach; however, we had given western medicine more than enough time to help our daughter and they failed us miserably.
I know had it not been for God leading Dr. Mark Flannery, my daughter Cassie would not be with us today. It has now been a year and Cassie is eating on her own (following a strict diet), walking, and only taking supplement recommended by Dr. Mark. Cassie still has some healing to do, but we are confident with the help of Dr. Mark she will be 100% soon.

Saturday and so far, life is good.

Steff started on a new plan on Friday. He lowered her supplements, plus we tried to start back on the chelation last night. So far, all is well. We started it earlier and it caused her to have more seizures, so hopefully, her liver is cleansed and this time it works. She is SO ready to done with this. Dr. Mark sent me an email with his cell phone and told me to keep in touch if things don't go as planned. Although he is in CA, he is more in touch than any local DR we have had. I do have faith that we will get there, it's just going to take time. I'm hoping the chelation goes better this time and we get a lot of the toxins out, the ones that seem to be causing the most trouble for her.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rough Day

I spoke with Dr. Mark today, he is changing her meds up for this weekend, while she's home. He also said it is MUCH easier with the 14-15 year olds. I'm sure!!
SO, here's the deal. Although I say she is 10 days episode free, that does not necessarily mean life is good for her. She is still dealing with blurry eyes, super sonic ears and overall not feeling well. She did have an episode today at school, so we are back to 0 days w/o and episode.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Two very tired girls on the way home from their
Senior Trip to St. Louis. LOL
It was titled "Best Friends" also could have been
titled "Sisters"

TodAy Is SUnDay....

Steff hasn't had an episode since Thanksgiving night, that I'm aware of. She has been tired all week and the Senior Trip to St. Louis wore her out. She worked Saturday 1-5, and ran with us all day today. She & Dave are kicking it together in the living room now. Chilled. SO, we are 10 days w/o an episode. She is tired, her eyes & ears mess with her, but she's hanging in there. Her ears are SUPER sensitive... she hears everything. ... super sonic hearing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ALL sMilEs here.....kind of....

She is doing much better on drinking her protein drink, at least we don't fight about it every single time! She still gags and carries on, but who cares as long as it goes into her body. I believe she will be taking these supplements (or some kind) for about six months, then he will recheck her blood and urine. I THINK that's how it works. She takes quite a few with breakfast, lunch & dinner.