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My 8 year old daughter is having surgery in 2 weeks to have her skull defect repaired. It will be about a 4 hour surgery where they will remove bone above the ears to close the large opening in her skull near the middle of her head. They said to expect 3 nights and 4 days in the hospital, the first night being in ICU. The main thing they watch for in the first few days after surgery is swelling.

Even though it's not surgery involving internal organs where bleeding risk is high, I am still concerned about her thin blood being a type O. She has had occasional bouts of bloody noses in the past. There can be several in just a few days time, and then she can go weeks and months without any. I have received good advice about how to manage those bloody noses through diet and nutrition on these message boards, like increasing vitamin C and foods rich in vitamin K. Fortunately she hasn't had any major bloody noses in many months. I've also been thinking about foods that are known blood thinners and the ones that come to mind that are compliant for type O's are lemons/limes and the herb paprika.  

Would collinsonia be a good supplement to start her on before the surgery to get its anti-inflammatory properties built up in her system before surgery? It seems like a safe supplement to give and I haven't heard about drug interactions while using it.

Any helpful tips to prepare my daughter for surgery would be much appreciated!


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This nasal surgery for a child is not my area of expertise.

But it seemed to me like the surgery protocol might be worth looking at:

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/28.html


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This is the protocol C_sharp gave the link to.  I wanted to check it because my first impulse was to suggest Connectivar.  I see that it is one of the things Dr. D suggests in the Surgery protocol.  It is described as being for recovery from surgery, but I would probably be using it leading up to the surgery as well.

BLOOD GROUP O

    Bromelain (Pineapple enzyme): 500 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily after surgery
    Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum): 90 mg, 1 capsule daily
    Rehmannia root (Rehmannia glutinosa): 200 mg, 1 capsule daily
    Horsetail (Equisetum arvense): 500 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS USABLE BY ALL BLOOD GROUPS

    Proberry Caps (Elderberry Fruit: Sambucus nigra) 4:1 extract: 300 mg, 2 capsules, 2-4 times daily
    Connectivar: 1-2 capsules, twice daily
    Ocubright (Zinc Picolinate): 15 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily
    Vitamin C (from Acerola Berry or Rose Hips): 250 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily



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can you find out her secretor status?


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Lola, it generally takes a few weeks for the secretor test to be processed. There won't be time to find out her secretor status before the surgery in 2 weeks.


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O.K. I looked into the several different supplements options recommended in the surgery protocol. I'm curious why bromelain is in the list? I thought it was primarily used to treat digestive and/or joint problems. What does it have to do with surgery recovery? Does it have anti-inflammatory effects because I didn't see that in product descriptions.

We don't know our daughter's secretor status. Even if there was time to get the results before the surgery, I doubt we could collect the minimum amount of saliva to send to the lab do due to the oral issues related to the cleft palate. She has issues with spitting out toothpaste and mouthwash.


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Bromelain is also in the anti-inflamation protocol.

Quoted from Medicine Plus
Bromelain is used for reducing swelling (inflammation), especially of the nose and sinuses, after surgery or injury. It is also used for hay fever, treating a bowel condition that includes swelling and ulcers (ulcerative colitis), removing dead and damaged tissue after a burn (debridement), preventing the collection of water in the lung (pulmonary edema), relaxing muscles, stimulating muscle contractions,  improving the absorption of antibiotics, preventing cancer, shortening labor, and helping the body get rid of fat.


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