Oh homeopathy, how I thank you for saving us yet again.
On the day that we arrived back in Malaysia Svara banged her head on the corner of our night table (usually not in a place where she can hit her head, but our bed broke) and she got a little cut on her head. As usual after a fall/hit, I gave her some arnica. The owy swelled a bit, but not too much, but it did bleed a little. She was fine, though, no concussion or anything. The next few days we focused on jetlag. Svara was cranky and not sleeping well, but that’s usual for jetlag.
Then I decided it was time for Svara to get rid of her pacifier, so we talked about it for a few days, saying we would go to the store and get her a big girl present when she was ready to give up her pacifiers. She was excited about that, so we went to the store and picked out a bathtub and accessories for her dolls, and she came home and threw away her pacifiers.
It was a ROUGH time after that. She missed her pacifiers. On the third night she actually slept through the night for the first time in.. well… forever. So I thought we were in the clear.
But it wasn’t any better after that. She was still waking up several times a night, crying her head off, super cranky all day, bags under her eyes, not taking a nap. It was NOT a good time. I thought maybe she was grieving for her pacifiers, but she didn’t ask for them much anymore.
Then yesterday morning (11 days after getting back home) Naren noticed she had a soft swelling on her head, near where she had banged her head that day. We took her to the doctor, and they said it’ll go away by itself, it’s from the hit on the head. I remembered a case study from one of my homeopathic books about a baby who was super cranky and the mom thought she was teething, but the teething medicine didn’t work. then the mom remembered that the crankiness started when the baby had hit its head. There is a specific remedy great for headaches and other side effects like irritability lingering after a hit to the head. The mom gave the baby that remedy and the baby calmed down, fell asleep, and was happy again. I started thinking maybe Svara was having a headache from that hit to the head.
Naren went and bought the medicine (thank God there is a homeopath here in the city where he can go buy the remedies we need). I gave it to her yesterday afternoon. She started being a bit more cheerful. She went to bed more peacefully. She still woke up twice during the night, but she didn’t scream. She didn’t scream all day today.
::long sigh of relief::
my poor baby had a headache for a week and a half.
I don’t know how much longer she would have had effects from her hit if I hadn’t been able to give her that medicine (natrum sulph by the way).
That’s why once again I am sooooo thankful for homeopathy!