Possibly the only parallel to our personally surviving typhoon Yolanda, would be a personal bout with dengue fever which my wife’s teenage son experienced in 2012.
Moving on from the devastating deadly destruction wreaked on the islands of Samar and Leyte, we live and renew our efforts to bury dengue fever, not ourselves, not our children and infants.
Wherein we were powerless to control a historically unprecedented rage of nature, we have been given the keys, in fact, more than one key to be free from the fear of dengue fever in all of its four types.
Today is 07 December 2013, twenty-nine days since our neighbors in our complex lost the roofs on their units. We had minor damage to ten feet of the ridge cap, blown off by the backside of the storm. As the storm reached us at about 08:00 AM, it left only the metal framing of the carport on the western end of the duplex we rent. As the eye of Yolanda passed over, the back-end of the storm stripped our carport down to the metal framing too, and the damage to the eaves going and coming.
Many of us have read what it is like to have dengue fever strike the human body. There is much deep suffering until the body begins to heal on its own accord, or a weakened immune system allows the disease to advance to DHF, the deadly phase. Dengue fever in any form, must be as totally frightening, maybe in the same way we felt experiencing Yolanda.
When my wife declared; “We need to move to another house”! I cautiously eased to one side of the edge of the window, peered out and reported; “The units I see, have no roofs”! We stayed put until the storm passed.
When my wife’s son contracted dengue fever, on the very island of Leyte, that caught the full brunt of the storm, along with Samar- we had some control of that horrific event. Immediately I told my wife to text her sister to implore the doctor to allow Kim to drink camote (sweet potato) tea, prepared by boiling the leaves of the camote. In just three days after drinking the tea, he was ready for discharge from the hospital.
Camote tea does not have the scientific research and endorsements from famous institutions such as papaya leaf extract, now in great demand in some regions of India, but, it is a well known cure to many in the Philippines including tawa tawa, and neem.
I will add pictures to this post in the future. The internet service and phones are very unstable here. What is usual in problematic communications has only intensified. In fact I had to buy a mobile broadband 4G Superstick WiFi enabled to make this post.
Let us all, all of you who visit, return, and comment on our blog resolve in 2014 to bury dengue fever. Natural remedies are gaining creditability to the distress of patent medicine vicious falsehood (“There is no cure for dengue fever”)- it’s time we buried that deadly fairytale too.
Please research the truth. There are medical professionals and researchers who know the truth.
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