Well, I've written about how frustrating it is when we parents aren't taken seriously by the doctors who are meant to be caring for our children. They think we're nuts for trying some of the things we've tried. They don't know our kids like we do. They probably also don't know desperation.
When the "best pediatric GI doc in town" told me last week that he's certain the Little Bird gets extra scripty, flaps more, spins and bangs her head, can't focus or sit still after going 2 or 3 days without pooping, he suggested that it must be because she's not comfortable. Moms like me know it's has a lot to do with the toxicity of the leaky gut (something I'm certain this doc is not willing to learn about or acknowledge). After all, his long-term solution was to give her laxatives and stool softeners every day. When I asked "for how long?" the answer was, "indefinitely." Do you agree with me that this is not the right answer? How can someone tell me to keep my kid on laxatives AND softeners forever? That's your answer? I'm blown away. Here's a kid on his case load with chronic constipation and his answer is laxatives every day? No interest in discovering WHY this is happening and helping to fix the problem? This seems like a trend to me: trying to treat symptoms alone without getting to the root of the problem and working on it from there.
I'm giving up on this physician. It's time to take it to the next level. I'm ready to head to New York to see the doctor who wrote a book I love, a book that my friend Susan and I call "the bible." Healing the New Childhood Epidemics" is by Kenneth Bock. He runs a clinic out of Rhinebeck, NY. We will head out there in December. That's when we could get in. I've been thinking of going to see him for a few months now. But, this experience last week paired with this post by Heather made me realize that it's time. So, I'm going to look into airfare and get a room in Rhinebeck. Special thank you to Chelsea Clinton's wedding coverage for giving me great ideas of where to stay and things to do on my visit to Rhinebeck!