Let me see, where do I start as the mother of eight, soon to be nine children? The number of times I have called Autumn as a panicked parent with a crisis, are too numerous to count. The scariest and most recent has to do with my oldest son, Logan, who was 14 years old at the time.
It happened in April of 2016. He came home from a weekend at a friends house complaining of a headache. I gave him an Excedrin and told him to lay down. 15 minutes later he was screaming for me saying, “Mom help me! Mom help! It feels like somebody is stabbing my head with a knife!” I began to get very scared because my son has a very high tolerance for pain. He has broken several bones over the years playing sports, and just being a boy. Never once did he cry because of the pain.
I left him in his room so I could call his friend’s dad to see if he might’ve done anything to injure his head while he was there. The father said no, it was raining and the boys stayed inside all day playing video games, until Logan said he wasn’t feeling well and wanted to come home. The phone call took about five minutes, and In that time Logan became quiet and quit screaming. I went back into the bedroom to check on him and he had a blank stare in his eyes. He didn’t know who I was or where he was and his right side was completely paralyzed. I will never forget the fear and panic I felt in that moment.
After being rushed to Children’s Hospital, it took a week-long stay and too many test to count before we were told that he has a venous anomaly; which has something to do with the veins in his brain. These veins had become extremely irritated and swollen which had put pressure on his brain, shutting half of it down. The doctors admitted they had no idea how to treat him or what had caused the inflammation. There’s only three other known or documented cases of this in the entire world, and none of them are in the U.S.
They pumped him full of the strongest antibiotics, pain killers and steroids they had. It took a full week for him to be able to walk on his own, and to be released to go home. We were told we would just have to learn to live with the damage in his brain.
He had no short-term memory and had lost some of his long-term memory. As his mother, I refused to except that there was nothing I could do to help him. So of course, my first phone call once we were released from the hospital was to Autumn, who God bless her big kind loving heart, agreed to see us immediately. She discovered the energy of an immune challenge in his brain causing all kinds of damage and inflammation. With her help, and her all-natural approach, we first addressed the immune challenge. Then, with the right nutrition his body was able to repair all the damage that had been done to his brain.
Within four short months, I had my boy back! My boy, that the doctors said would never be able to play sports again, has went on to help to bring home a State Championship for his football team, he got 6th place in State for his track relay team, and had an outstanding basketball season.
Still every now and then he has a slight flare up, and we of course, rush back in to see Autumn. Anyone who has ever seen her knows, that with her help and the right nutrition, your body can fix almost anything. She has truly been a God sent blessing to me and my family, and we will always be eternally grateful and thankful for her.