Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amber Beads

Many of you have asked about Cai's little necklace he's been sporting. I have intentionally neglected to respond because I wanted to give it some time.

So, for all you curious readers out there, let me shed some light on the subject. I think I've given it enough time;)

Micaiah had just completed a second round of antibiotics (that is 20 days of drugs ya'll) for severe double ear infections when we found out that he is allergic to Penicillin and the doctors wanted to get him on yet another antibiotic because his infections persisted.

Not only was he in pain from his infections, but he was teething as well. This kid's teeth take FOREVER to come through the gums and he had been miserable.

On top of that he has still been battling his enflamed lungs which make it difficult for him to breathe.

Then, I read THIS BLOG by my friend, Rita. She had just gotten an Amber Teething Necklace for her daughter. My first reaction to stuff like this is a, "Yeah right" and then I roll my eyes. But she had been reluctant to tell anyone because she wasn't sure if it was really going to work. It did for her!

This necklace reminded me of another friend who had gotten each one of her kids one of these amber bead necklaces for their allergies. She swears by those necklaces.

So, now I was really curious, and like I said earlier, desperate!

I did a little research and then went on Etsy and ordered one for Cai. I felt like it couldn't get here soon enough!

The day it came in the mail I put it around his neck immediately. (He wears it 24/7 and NO I'm not worried that he'll choke or that he'll break it. He doesn't even play with it and each bead is individually knotted on the necklace so if it were to break only 1 bead would be loose.) Four days later I still hadn't seen a change. I had been giving him garlic oil ear drops religiously every morning and hadn't taken the necklace off once, but still no change. He was still fussy and clingy. I was about to give in and go pick up his antibiotic from CVS (who were very good about calling me to let me know they were irritated, I mean, uh, to remind me that it had been sitting there for almost a week).

On day five we had a break through. He wasn't fussy. He sat on the floor and played all by himself. He laughed. He wasn't tugging on his ears. He was eating normal meals. I had my happy Micaiah back. It was awesome.

He had another tooth break through on his top gums a week or so ago and I think another one will pop through in the next couple of days and he's been great!

Here is what the Amber Beads are supposed to do:
reduce teething pain
reduce skin rashes
reduce eczema
reduce respiratory problems
improve sleep patterns
settle children

Now, I'm not saying that this necklace has cured everything, but I can tell you that the combination of the garlic oil drops and the necklace has greatly effected Micaiah's appetite, mood, and overall character.

So, if you are just waiting for another confirmed, "Yes, it works", from a friend, you've got it!
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