I am an older mother of a 12 and 3 year old. I am 52! Yes, I gave birth to my children, even the 3 year old. When I gave birth I suffered a horrible back injury. While it’s much better now, 3 years later, I still have issues with pain.

Perhaps even more important, they gave me so many antibiotics (bag after bag after bag) and 5x the max dose of epidural (it was not working) and insisted I have induced labor with pitocin (2 weeks early) despite having a picture perfect pregnancy and NO complications whatsoever. This resulted in losing a whole species of good bacteria in my gut. I was tested pre and post, my doctor is sure about this loss. Now I am having digestive issues, can’t digest fats well, and I’ve gained lots of weight I can’t seem to budge no matter what I do. I’ve tried to get my good bacteria back for 3 years but it’s not working.

I need help with my gut bacteria to rebound, I need help with digestion and elimination, I need help with weight loss so I can live long and healthy for my boys. I need help with my back a little too, but mostly my gut.

My 3 year old son walks on his toes. He is not autistic, he is completely healthy and normal in every way but he says his leg muscles behind his knee hurt all the time and that’s why he walks on his toes.

I have experienced a miraculous healing (by a visiting priest with a relic) of my back to bring me to where I am today. I can walk now. I hope to experience another miraculous healing with my gut too. I am desperate. I have never been very thin, just average, but now I wear size 3x which is alarming and nothing like me at all. I don’t know what to do.

Thank you for your time and any help you may provide to Jacob (my 3 year old) or me. I appreciate it tremendously. Thank you.