Gingerbread Mama Posted February 8, 2012 Share Posted February 8, 2012 (edited) I have another thread that I started here on the SN's board.....toward the end of it I mentioned how sick I was getting and was worrying that it might be C-Diff. Well, turns out I have *systemic yeast*. So, yeah, when the dr gave me Cipro for the "white crud in your throat" (thrush), it really kicked it into overdrive. I was a little steamed, I've spent the first 2-4 hours EVERY morning, for three WEEKS, lying on my bathroom floor and trying to keep it together. I've lost 5 pounds in the process (2 years ago I WANTED to lose 5 lbs <insert hysterical LOL'ing>, but now I've lost it and it's really hard for me to gain weight, so I'm a little preturbed about that. OTOH, while my dr missed the mark on my last visit, and needlessly caused me an extra week of racheted up anguish :glare:, he will at least admit that you can get yeast throughout so he has me on a month long course of Diflucan 3x a week and Nystatin 4x a day......I have also gone on a yeast free diet. I still have the sinus infection and he can't give me any antibiotic for it (I'm actually wondering if I have yeast in my sinsuses....anyone?), though he did write me an RX for Sudafed which has helped immensely. He also changed my nausea drug that the first (not my usual) dr gave me. He said it was junk LOL and would only knock me out. The new one actually fights the nausea without making me drowsy so we can have school <insert children groaning ;)> The *homeschooling* aspect of this is that it really made me take stock of what we were actually doing. When you only have X amount of hours a day that you can be vertical and functional, you really start to want to make the most of it. All of my kids needed help, in one form or another, when I brought them home. Even DD needed more time to review the skills she had just learned. So we've gone back to basics. I am using a FIAR type approach with the older 2 using a unit study from homeschoolshare. I'm using a B4FIAR unit for my 8 year old, which makes me cringe a little......but, hey, that's where we are and he's enjoying it. I have a Reading Eggs subscription so I've been putting that to use and it's woooonderful. DS8 used it at school and I never really paid much attention to it when he'd log on at home but I've been sitting with him so he will focus (and so he will read the words out to me, some of the stuff it seems you could "guess" pretty well...) and he can actually read quite a few words. I'm thrilled, but I wish he'd been showing that off all along LOL I'm doing a trial on Dreambox for him but we aren't loving that. It's only day 2 of the 14 days, though, so I'm reserving judgement until the end. I like the concept, but the "flash" card excercises go waaaay to fast for him and, if he does half the excerices in a set it says he's found the "whatever" they are looking for (dino egg today) and it won't then let us go back and finish the other excercises.... DD was starting division in school, but when we tried it at home I realized that while she knew her multiplication facts pretty well, they weren't something she had down cold. 8's and 9's particularly, so we are going back to multiplication for a bit. I realized that I could take DS12 back and focus on place value and decimals (something that he never actually got classroom instruction about from the school), so we are. It's been so relaxed and nice. Granted, I know their former teacher's might preach that we only do 2 formal subjects a day.....but I'm over it. The older ones are working on a winter bird notebook as part of their unit, which is covering some pretty nice science, and they are all doing worksheets from homeschoolshare's units which is giving them handwriting practice. The book is also set in the past, which I'm going to flesh out with a few short books, so there's some history. We can always start adding later, when I feel like we have filled in holes left from PS, and when we are more settled in to homeschooling. For right now, given how rough the last two and half weeks have been, this amount feels right for us. I also decided it was pointless to keep frustrating myself and DS8, we will get the neuropsych eval and find an eye dr behind us before we worry about ramping things up for him. I'm also looking at symptoms of systemic yeast in kids and my boys are showing a lot of them. We are about to undergo a diet change. We eat healthy, but what they "crave" are actually no-nos on my new diet. The school also had a bad mold problem (and we are battling mildew in our upstairs at home...), so I think it's within the realm of possibility that they may also be overloaded with yeast. I'll be interested to see if we get positive results from cutting back yeast-feeders. I almost think my youngest may need antifungals, himself. I could've done without the gut wrenching nausea, but I'm glad we found a slower pace before I burned us all out. Just thought I'd share, in case anyone else is in a similar place :001_smile: Edited February 8, 2012 by Gingerbread Mama Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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