Case Quizes

Pneumonia, Appendicitis…What An Ordeal!

Written by Elaine Lewis

Kelly’s daughter suffered pneumonia and appendicitis, and the surgery is not healing well, what’s the remedy?

OK, class, please be seated.  We have a substitute presenter with us today, please welcome Kelly Young

whose family has been a veritable font of teaching information for our class since the beginning of time, and I’m sure you’ll accord Kelly the same respect and admiration…

you’ve shown me down through the years….  Did someone just throw a pie?  OK, who threw the pie at Kelly?  We’ll just wait here until someone admits to throwing the pie!  We can sit here all day…. I’m going to turn my back, and the name of the pie-thrower will be on my desk by the time I turn around.  I’m going to count to 10…. 

Elaine, forget about it, this is banana cream pie!  Do you have a napkin?  I am so honored to be here!  Do you have a fork?  This is the case of my daughter, “C”; or, we might call her “Cathy”.

I would prefer to call her “Christine”.

What about, “Candice”?

Or maybe “Candy” for short.

What about, “Cheswick”?


OK.  So, my little “Cheswick” is 12 years old.  She complained to me about a pain just below her navel.  She had just had her appendix removed a month ago laproscopically, with one of the three incisions being in her navel.  What an ordeal that was!  The month before, the appendix had perforated and she also had pneumonia!

Dear God!

So, the day of the complaint, she was also scheduled to play soccer.  I didn’t want her to play.  She will play through pain and not say a word!  I relented and said she could play but would have to stop if the pain got any worse.  The pain was sore to touch only, the area was a little red but more brownish and possibly a bruise, I’m not sure.  She was very tired after the game and definitely played like she was tired and was sweating a cold sweat.  So, that evening, I asked Elaine, our most wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable, kind and always-available homeopath what to do….

Pssst! Kelly, you’re not getting paid for this.

…the most UNhelpful, UNknowledgeable, rarely available homeopath, and she advised giving _____________30C three times a day for three days–stop if there’s a striking improvement or aggravation; she’s so smart, that Elaine –sometimes.  Anyway, the next day, “Cheswick” had another soccer game (they never end!) and this time, no pain, no tiredness, and no one would have guessed she had just had her appendix removed the month before!

If you know the answer, don’t tell me because apparently this job pays nothing!

Excuse me, Kelly, but you did get an banana cream pie!

OK, OK, I see your point.  Send your answer to Elaine at [email protected]

The answer will be in next month’s ezine.

Actually, the answer is available now, click below:

Revisiting: Pneumonia, Appendicitis…What An Ordeal!


About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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