This case study is an excerpt from Pierre Fontaine’s book “Homeopathy, Sweet Homeopathy: Coming Home to Perfect Health”. Find out more information including how to purchase a copy.
MC: BILATERAL CHRONIC INFLAMMATION OF THE MIDDLE EARS WITH TYMPANIC
Pierre: Please, tell me as much as you can about these “draining ears.”
Could you tell me more about the ear infections?
Could you tell me more about Anna, more particularly when she is sick as well as her history, please?
Tell me about being tired, please.
Please, tell more.
Could you tell me about the sensation of being smacked?
Is there anything else I should know?
FOLLOW-UP: (one month later)
Tell me how all this happened, how it unfolded.
How about your dreams?
Would you say you are continuing to get better, have stopped getting better, or have gotten worse lately?
SEVERAL FOLLOW-UPS LATER:
I present this case because this child went to see the best professors and heads of pediatric departments at famous NYC hospitals and they were stumped. A simple remedy resolved the whole problem and much more, gracefully, easily and without pain.
This is a long name for the simple fact that her ears were in such bad shape that they were constantly oozing a yellowish liquid.
Antibiotics were prescribed numerous times weakening the Vital Force further.
She spikes 104ºF fevers. A severe reaction of this kind tells us that the Vital Force may be very strong, yet it should be so since she is only 12 years old.
We have two main remedies (and many more) for a fever that spikes or starts suddenly: Belladonna and Ferrum phosphoricum. If either one were given at the beginning of the fever the whole situation could be avoided.
At a very young age Anna was already experiencing low stamina. Let’s assume her ears could get “fixed.” OK, great but what about the pain in her legs and not having energy? They are an integral part of the disorder.
The feeling “as if somebody is behind me or somebody is in the room” is a common feature of a certain kind of remedies. This is a facet of the case that gives a good clue in the process of choosing a remedy.
She said before that her legs were “hurting as if someone hit my legs.” Now we have the feeling of being smacked at night, the root sensation for all is the same. It must be around this feeling of being hit.
This is a perfect description for my purposes of giving the most accurate remedy. The plant family called compositae has this precise sensation of being physically hit as in a total invasion to boundaries. Now I need to find the right one within that group which the previous clue of sensing a presence gives me.
One could think that with such a description the child might be getting hit all the time. It could not be further from the truth. I even asked the question. There is no doubt this child is being brought up in a nonviolent household. Read on…
When the totality of the disorder fits the homeopathic remedy perfectly, the results can only be perfect.
She is substantially better physically, the ears are fine and emotionally her moods are fabulously better, but she felt a presence this week. This is what I call a precursor. If nothing were to be done at this point, she would probably start having nightmares again and wake up cranky and physically feel like she has been hit. Then the ears would start draining again. That’s the totality in this case. That’s the “roll call” of symptoms in this case. Repeating at this time will boost her Vital Force again and set her at a higher level of health. If we wait to repeat then the Vital Force will weaken further. The remedy must be repeated until the Vital Force can sustain a healthy state.
From time-to-time (every six months) she repeats the remedy if she feels cranky in the morning or if she feels a presence for several days in a row she repeats the remedy.
Two years later she remains well.