On April 11th, I was asked by Mia's doctors at Tufts to share her story at a presentation they were giving to 50 international doctors (dentists, TMJ docs, orthopedists, rheumatologists, cranial facial pain management docs) on a case study - our daughter. It was an incredible experience - one that this mother will never forget. To come SO FAR - all the STRUGGLES, all the TEARS, all the PERSEVERANCE, TRUSTING GOD the whole way - and then to finally see results AND AVOID A PROCEDURE! It was amazing.
Her doctors presented first and then asked me to present and share with share what Mia went through from the very beginning, focusing on how we avoided a steroid injection to Mia's jaw. Basically, I put the past seven years (all the flares and all the steroid injections) into a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation and talked about how we used doTERRA's essential oils to help improve Mia's jaw. Many of you remember she dislocated her jaw twice last September because of the arthritis. Now, she can open her mouth wide, without any pain. It was a great story to be able to share with all of those doctors.
At the end of our presentation, Mia's doctors asked her to dance to show the other doctors how great her joints are now. The doctors stood up at the end and clapped for Mia. Such a great moment for HER! For our family, this was another miracle - an opportunity provided to us by God. We are so thankful and will never forget it!!
Today, we met with Mia's rheumatologist. When she walked into the room, Mia asked her if she could show her one of her dance routines. When she was done, the doctor was so impressed that she jokingly said to us, "Well, I think her exam is over!!"
After reviewing Mia's current medication, methotrexate, we shared with her about using the essential oils to reduce the inflammation and help heal her jaw. The rheum was very impressed and was happy that the oils were helping Mia's body.
After doing routine physical exam on Mia's joints, she told us the good news: Mia is in remission and we can start weaning her OFF methotrexate! We are soooooo happy! Mia has been on MTX for the past 15 months. Currently, she is not on any NSAIDs anymore (we stopped those last July) and we were able to get her off Zofran by using doTERRA's peppermint and lavender before her shot. The nights I have forgotten to use the oils, she has gotten sick and thrown up. Now, we never forget the oils on shot night. They help her in so many ways!