Ready to fight fever

I was never brave enough to make Nathan fight off fever on his own since he had a fever-induced seizure when he was 2. Since that seizure, I always gave him paracetamol, even when fever was so low.

But last night, Nathan fought off his 2-day fever. The ibuprofen is still on standby and we didn’t need to go to the hospital!

I’m learning from autism doctors that paracetamol/ Tylenol/ acetaminofen is linked to many toxic side effects. It attacks the liver, inhibits the body’s antioxidant glutatione. It may contribute to autism.

“In the United States, acetaminophen toxicity has replaced viral hepatitis as the most common cause of acute hepatic failure and is the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation.” – see link.

This time, instead of medicating right away, I supported Nathan’s fever with essential oils, ACV on socks and Jin Shin Jyutsu. Phew, we got through. This is easier to do with Ian who has no history of seizures and regularly fights off fever on his own. But we did it with Nathan! What a triumph!