I go to the chiro myself, and I love it, although I have only gone for pregnancy issues really. My DD was suffering a high fever since 3am last night- this afternoon it peaked at 104.7 so I ended up taking her in (and because of stupid insurance, we ended up at the ER). Anyway... double ear infection and a RX for 10 days of abx. So not cool, because my DD is the freaking hardest kid to get meds into EVER. She refuses everything that isn't dye free ibuprofen. How she knows I don't know. Sometimes I can sneak the abx into a yogurt and she'll eat it up, but, that didn't work tonight. So she didn't even get the whole first dose tonight. The only other way to get it into her is to pin her down (I have to sit on her), and then squeeze her mouth so she can't spit it out, and try to get her to swallow without gagging or choking. It's HORRIBLE.
My point.... I would LOVE to take her to a chiro- my guy even specializes in kids- BUT my insurance requires a referral for chiro- and I don't know any peds/docs who will refer a kid for chiro. I know for sure my ped won't. I just find the whole situation so frustrating. Especially when it seems like if an adjustment could take care of these ear infection so easily, it would be SO worth it... and yet, here I am about to struggle to get abx into her for 10 days...why?? Because of money. Because without insurance help I can't afford the chiro for her...and the freaking abx were FREE. That was nice, but... why does the system have to work so hard against us???
Sorry, I guess I just wanted to vent. I hope there are people out there that can enjoy the benefits of natural care for their kids.