Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tanvee's first day at school

All excited, sporting her new clothes (a "Hanuman" Tee shirt and cool skirt) Tanvee, I and Sonali started for Tanvee's kindergarten. Today was her first day at school. She promised not to cry and play at the school.

It was going to be just for half hour since it was the first day.

Sonali and I left her with the teacher. Sonali left for office and I stayed outside. Kids were coming with there parents. Some were crying some were dancing. Almost all of them with brand new clothes and bags and water bags.

The teachers rushed all parents out and closed the door. Minutes passed by, I started hearing crying noises from the school. Almost all of us parents were nervously strolling outside - trying to identify from the number of screams if our kid was crying...

We started speaking with each other to get rid of our nervousness, telling each other that my kid won't cry and that he or she is brave and will adjust easily. It was an attempt to keep our nerves and we all understood it.

Finally after half an hour the door opened and the kids were out one by one - all crying and looking desperately for their parents. Tanvee came out sobbing and jumped towards me. It took almost 10 minutes before she calmed down.

She told that she cried because everyone elase was crying. She did managed to play slide and see-saw and swing.

I wonder what did I do on first day of my school... Need to ask my mother.

Let's see what unfolds tomorrow....

Monday, June 12, 2006

Diverticulosis and Ayurveda

My father developed diverticulosis and had to be admitted to hospital due to bleeding from the rectum.

Allopathy suggests treatment such as antibiotics and surgery but due to his age and earlier open heart surgery we decided not to go for the surgery.

Then we came across Dr. Atulchandra Thombre , MD (Ayurved) who had earlier treated similar case with success. We approached him and he started treatment on my father. Within a week the bleeding stopped.

Of course we needed allopathic support to keep blood pressure and pulse stable (blood transfusion, IV solutions etc) but the doctor's treatment helped stopping the bleeding.

He carefully collected history of my father's eating habits, his nature, his daily routine to find root cause of the problem and then suggested a treatment. Cause was my father's liking to spicy food, drinking excessive tea etc. This was very different from what Allopathy does and established our faith in the treatment.

Few useful links:
www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/Healthy_Digestion.htm
http://goldbamboo.com/topic-t2778.html