Category Archives: health

The vaccination debate

It is one of those times when the vaccination debate seems to be raging on social media. As a parent with a disabled child, I have my concerns and fears about vaccines, particularly since the onset of Nisarga’s disabilities happened a few days after his vaccination. I don’t go around telling people to vaccinate or… Read More »

New beginnings

We have now moved to our new home, and Nisarga seems to be thriving. He is eating more, sleeping sooner, sleeping sounder and rising at the crack of dawn all excited. Another new beginning is the end of my resistance to massage. After being told that it wouldn’t help him, and after seeing little to… Read More »

Another day at the hospital

Another Wednesday, another trip to the hospital. Our first since the big Cerebral Palsy clinic day, which had gone far less dramatic than we had been hyped up to believe. On the positive side, the session for speech therapy went well, with the therapist giving us several ideas on encouraging speech that ranged from toy… Read More »

Vaccine damage – fact or fiction?

It is one of those days. I’m looking at old photos and videos of Nisarga and the difference is so stark to me. Yet all these years, doctor after doctor has dismissed vaccine damage as a possibility. I cannot understand this. If a child has changed dramatically within days of being vaccinated, how can it… Read More »

Amazing day at the hospital

Over the years, I have become rather cynical of the medical fraternity. The cincher was when my son progressed rapidly after stopping mediations he’d been taking or two years. As far as Nisarga’s story is concerned, doctors have proved about as useful as your average tantrik wanting to slaughter two pigeons as a cure. At… Read More »

Feldenkrais method for kids: Sitting straighter, using hands more

Posture Analysis: Nisarga’s development seemed stuck with him sitting hunched, braced against his hands or rather the back of his hands. Looking at some videos of using the Feldenkrais Method with kids and reading and mimicking his posture, I realized that this too is a manifestation of him not using his lower back. His knees… Read More »

OPD at Wadia Pediatric Hospital

Unable to get an appointment with Dr. Anaita Hegde soon, and unwilling to wait further after having spent so much time with lack of money, depression, domestic issues, etc we decided to go to the OPD at Wadia hospital where she consults on Fridays. Was a surprisingly inexpensive affair and straightforward if hideously time consuming.… Read More »