WHEN one grows old there is often much sadness and suffering.
This suffering could often be ameliorated if only doctors knew a little more about the ways and means of Homoeopathy. If the Editor will be so good as to permit me, I shall quote two cases from which you can draw your own conclusions:.
(1) An elderly lady suffering from cancer; sent to a nursing home by a surgeon, for an operation. Laparotomy was performed and the patient returned home after three weeks. Then sent to the seaside to convalesce. Whilst there, another allopathic doctor was consulted who decided to give treatment by injections. After some weeks the patient was brought home again, gradually getting worse.
This doctor came up to London at intervals to continue with the injections, until at last as there was no improvement and the expense was great, his visits were ended. The patient then remained under her local G.P. Finally, dropsy set in and the fluid was drawn off, causing much pain and suffering to the poor man; this continued time after time. A day and a night nurse were needed. It was agony to the patient even to be moved in her bed, but still the fluid had to be taken away in large quantities. After many weeks, nay months, of intense suffering, she died.
(2) In winter, an old gentleman suffering from valvular disease of the heart complicated by hypostatic pneumonia. Refused medical attention of any kind until fairly far advanced and lungs about three parts filled. Then seen and treated by a homoeopathic doctor. Nursed at home as he declined to go to hospital or a nursing home or even to have a nurse. Treat with the well-known little homoeopathic sugar pills, and after sixteen weeks was able to go downstairs again.
During the summer he could be in the garden as much as he liked; in the autumn he could walk out or even go by bus, and enjoyed his Christmas. After this he began to fail; an allopathic doctor was called in. He said nothing could be done; none of his medicines would help; the patient might as well continue with a little whisky which he was already being given. Dropsy began to set in.
Fortunately for the old gentlemen, one member of his family had been taught the value of Homoeopathy and continued to give the we sugar pills under medical direction. The chest condition improved once again; the dropsy was kept at bay, but the heart was worn out by age.
In spite of this the patient could enjoy his meals, sit up in his armchair each day, take an interest in life in general and see his friends. Then came one morning when he did not want his breakfast; looked a bad colour; pulse very intermittent. However, he was able to take a drink of tea and listened to a message sent him, by telephone, from a friend. An hour later he went peacefully to sleep for the last time.
I wonder what readers will think ! All that I can say is that I hope and pray that I may be in the hands of a good homoeopathic doctor when the time nears for me to be summoned from this sublunary abode.