On Sunday we headed off to the local hospital. It was something that we had been trying to avoid, but was soon something that we had to do.
Trying To Stay All Natural
We dont actually have a doctor that we see – we havent been to a doctor in years. And we havent had any medication for a very long time. Yet Nicholas has something in his foot or somehow hurt his foot – so much so that he is not able to walk on it. We try to stay Away From The Doctors because we don’t believe that we need them.
WARNING – Please note that the photos are not the nicest!!
Nicholas Foot ~
The doctor did a drawing to make sure that the redness is not spreading!
Going To The Hospital
Sure was an experience. Something that I would prefer not to do again. Once we worked out where we could park the car, and found the emergency entrance, and gave all the answers to the many questions, it was a matter of waiting.
Actually the waiting was very quick – maybe the quickest we have ever had to wait to see a Doctor.
But it was not the solution we were hoping for.
The Doctor decided that there was nothing that could be done because he couldn’t see how anything could be in there. There is no entrance hole and after feeling around he couldn’t feel anything – no boil and no way of telling for sure that there was anything that should not be in there.
He cleaned off the foot, and gave Nicholas some crutches, a dose of antibiotics, and a form for a CT Scan. Then sent us own our way. With the news that its an infection!
Today is now day five since he hurt his foot.
So far we have tried Honey, Banana Skin, Herbal poultice on it and now we are trying Cabbage to see if that will draw out the infection. I only just remembered that we had brought the Cabbage on the weekend….I remember using it for when I had Mastitis (breast infection) and it felt like heaven. The cool feeling on the heat – magical.
We are now using Cabbage ~
To help with the infection.
He is on pain relief, and trying to take it easy. Yet we are still Trying to Stay All Natural and Away From The Doctors. We are trying to do everything possible to stay Natural.
Fingers crossed today is the worst – whats that saying…”it has to get worse before it gets better?” Well lets hope that today is the worst. Tomorrow is the day it gets better.
He is so not good at pain – luckily he does not have to give birth…they would have to knock him out completely!!
Kicking Back ~
Playing the PSP (so grateful that we have this!)
Do You Have Any Other Home Based Remedies For Infections?