Mom, it’s time for the Quiz! I know I promised to talk about seeing The Beatles documentary at the Prince Music Theater; but first, some quick announcements.
OK, Shana, let’s try to move it along!
My favorite show, the “Vampire Diaries” is airing it’s eighth and final season on October 21st; and, I’m not ready! I’m all verklempt!
Then I have to wait a whole year for the spinoff, “The Originals”, to air it’s season-4 premiere! At least I have Netflix to rewatch seasons one through three.
Always look for the silver lining.
Both seasons will be shorter for some reason so I’m sad they’ll be over before I know it.
Well, that’s life. Can we possibly move this along?
And now for the Death Report!
Should I be sitting down for this?
John McLaughlin of “The McLaughlin Group” died in August.
And we’re just now finding out about it?
He was 89. I had no idea he was sick.
If you’re 89, there’s a good chance of that.
I read that he missed a show for the first time in 34 years because of illness. I had no idea the show was on the air for that long! Anyway, apparently he had prostate cancer. Here is comedian Dana Carvey playing John McLaughlin on “Saturday Night Live”.
Meanwhile, where is Peter Dunseith from Wales?
Good question, Shana, he’s been Missing In Action!
I have an announcement to make about soul music that I think he would want to hear. I read that songwriter and Heatwave keyboardist, Rod Temperton, died of cancer.
Never heard of him.
Mom! He’s written some very famous songs! For Heatwave he wrote “Always and Forever”, “Grooveline”, “Boogie Nights”, and “Jitterbuggin”.
This is Heatwave, Rod is second from the left:
Rod wrote “Stomp” for the Brothers Johnson. (I love that song).
He wrote “Give Me The Night” by George Benson, “Thriller”, “Rock with You”, and “Off the Wall” for Michael Jackson and two other songs on the “Thriller” album….
Get out!!!! He wrote “Thriller”? No way!!!! That’s the biggest-selling record of the 20th century! I thought Michael Jackson wrote that! I had no idea it was some member of Heatwave! Yeesh! Holy cow! So in other words, he wrote just about every hit song from the ’70’s, nobody’s ever heard of him, and now he’s dead. Well great. That’s just great! Here’s Heatwave with a song I understand is played at every wedding–and I picked this song because they give a special shout-out to Rod:
“Always And Forever”.
Before I report on the Beatles movie, I just would like to point out that Barry Gibb’s new album, “In the Now”, is out and I just bought it on ebay.
Anyway I can’t wait to see if Barry goes on tour.
I guess we can talk about the Beatles movie, “Eight Days a Week”, now. It was a great movie! We had to wait in line for awhile but it wasn’t too bad. This is me waiting in line:
Which one are you?
I’m in the pink shirt!
Well, waiting in line wasn’t as bad as trying to leave the parking garage! Do you remember that? We couldn’t find the exit! The elevator kept taking us to the wrong floor, it was like an episode of “The Twilight Zone”!
The elevator did not take us to the wrong floor, Mom! You kept getting off at the wrong floor!
Oh, is that what happened? We also couldn’t figure out how to pay for our parking once the concert was over! Those stupid automated pay machines are made somewhere in hell, I’m sure of it; don’t get me started! Remind me not to park in the Liberty Place Parking Garage ever again! I hope we have better luck at the Borgata when we go to see Frankie Valli in 2 days.
And remember, Mom, we get off at the Brigantine exit, not the Atlantic City exit.
OK, OK, I got it! Now get back to your Beatles report!
Andre Gardner, the radio DJ from WMGK hosted the screening, here we are together again:
And here’s Andre on stage, introducing the movie:
Too bad we lost his face…nice shot of his outfit though.
And here are the Beatles at Shea Stadium,1964:
Here are Paul and John:
The movie ended with the full Shea Stadium concert followed by a Q&A with reporter Larry Kane.
Which I can’t believe we stayed for. But I will tell you this, Shana; the Beatles’ live performance sounded exactly like their records, which I find amazing, especially since they couldn’t hear each other over the constant screaming from the gallery! (“Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallery, say he must go free [Maxwell must go free]; the judge does not agree and he tells them so–uh-oh-oh…”)
Mom! No one knows what you’re singing!–except for me, of course.
Then why don’t you play it? Don’t you think it’s appropriate for Halloween? “Bang! Bang! Maxwell’s silver hammer came down on her head….”
OK, it’s not on YouTube for some crazy reason, but click on this link below, scroll down a bit, and you may have to sit through some sort of ad first, but, hey, it’s the best I could do:
Happy Halloween, ezine readers!
Shana, wait, aren’t we forgetting something?
Oh! Ha-ha! Who’s in the quiz this time?
It’s “Wonder Woman’s” kid–“Wonder Boy”.
You mean Wonder Woman from this month’s “Tidbits”?
Yes, that Wonder Woman! Here she is now:
Good morning doc,
“Wonder Boy” woke up with very bad cold…he is sneezing a lot, has stuffy nose, sore throat, says he is feeling feverish and doesn’t want to go to school. He usually never says that he wants to miss school. Please help doc with the remedy. Also, do you think he should have hot shower to clear his throat?
I did not give him any allopathy medicine. Please let me know the remedy, he has sneezed 100 times since this morning and used up at least 100 tissues… Cold seems to be getting worse. He took steam but it didn’t help much.
You’ll have to fill out my acute case questionnaire which is on my website: elaineLewis.hoacuoidep.info
I filled it out, Doc, here it is:
Acute Case Questionnaire
Name: “Wonder Boy”
Male or Female: Male
Weight: 90 lbs
Email Address: ****@gmail.com
- Describe the complaint or complaints in your own words.
My son has severe cold, sneezing and stuffy nose today. He is also running fever now with a temperature of 101 F. He has started coughing for about 30 minutes now. Cough is loose and he’s trying to bring the phlegm out. He has a stuffy nose with white mucous.
He has had episodes of cold and severe sneezing since he was few months old. In India, when he was a baby, he was given antibiotics, cold medicines by his pediatrician very frequently (almost once every 2-3 months). This continued till he was 5. Most often, the cold would turn into severe chest congestion and wheezing after he turned 3 until almost 6-7. The doctors in India gave him nebulization many times (Asthalin based) and/or an Asthalin-based oral spray to prevent wheezing. He must have taken at least 20 courses of antibiotics while we were in India (each course lasted 3-5 days) and nebulization atleast 10 times.
He was also given all the vaccines till age 10 as per vaccine chart (most of them in India) and Flu shot every year for the past 3 years since we moved to US.
We always thought he was allergic to dust because there’s lot of dust in India. But, only recently I feel it can be milk because he was on formula since 2 months old (though I had plenty of breastmilk, he just did not latch on. I expressed milk for 2 months with a manual breast pump but then it was so painful and I eventually gave up and he was completely on formula milk). He always liked milk since a baby and we used to give him milk 2-3 times a day. Also, after he turned 1.5-2, he became a very fussy eater. He would rather starve than eat. So the pediatrician suggested us to give him Pediasure with milk twice a day since that’s filing and nutritious. My son had that since he was 2 till almost 6. Only after talking to you recently, I have stopped giving him milk. I did not switch to raw milk yet but gave him almond milk smoothie/fresh orange juice/ raw milk cheese instead. Yesterday he went for sleepover and there he had 1 full glass of milk when he woke up. His cold aggravated a lot after that. I am thinking it can be due to the milk.
He is complaining of sore throat, having difficulty to talk/eat, sneezing a lot, stuffy nose, red nostrils, clear/ white mucous.
He is also having some red marks/pimples on his upper thigh and around his naval. They look like mosquito bites but I am not sure. They seem to be there since last Thursday when he got stung by bees on his cheeks and ear. He says those are not itching though.
Red nostrils and very tired/droopy
Navel, upper thigh- red spots/pimples kinds looks like mosquito bites
He is asleep now, so unable to ask him. But he feels tired and wants to rest/sleep. So guess that gives him relief. He also asked me for warm drinks. I gave him licorice tea/Apple cider vinegar with warm water and honey/warm water. He also did salt water gargling.
Heaviness in head, drowsy, very tired, sneezing, stuffy nose.
He doesn’t have runny nose but has stuffy nose instead. However, since he is sneezing a lot, every time he sneezes mucus is coming out and to give an idea of intensity of problem he has used at least 100+ tissues.
He is arguing with me that he has fever because he is feeling so sick. I told him he has a bad cold but he feels feverish and is very irritated.
- The mentals:
Yes, he is dull and irritated, kind of blabbering a lot, keeps making whining sounds.
- What have you been saying?
He keeps saying “I want to rest, I don’t want to go to school/study” (which he never says). Also, he has repeated many times “I feel unwell and have a fever.”
- What are you doing?
He is moaning and groaning a lot since morning. He kept tossing and turning for long but finally fell asleep now after trying for 30 minutes.
- Describe your thirst and appetite
He is feeling thirsty but is taking few sips and stopping. Usually he asks for cold water, but today he kept asking for warm water. Asked me for hot chocolate in morning but I did not give him. Instead I made a warm drink made with GHEE (clarified butter), brown sugar, powdered walnuts, chickpeas flour and water for him when he woke up. We usually give this when someone has cold but it didn’t really help him though he liked the taste.
He feels slightly warm but doesn’t really have a fever.
He usually sweats when he plays around his arm pit/ back. But overall he doesn’t sweat much. No odor/stain.
- What is most striking, peculiar or identifying about your condition?
- Is there a diagnosis?
Just cold as far as I know.
- Describe your energy
Restless, sleepy, dull, exhausted, irritated
- What does your tongue look like?
Looks fine, white coating on it
- If you have a cough, please tell what it sounds like
He has started coughing for the past half hour, I would describe the cough as “It’s loose and rattling and yet, raising phlegm is very difficult.”
- If you haven’t already said if you’re hotter or colder than usual, or if there’s an issue with your body temperature, like hot feet or cold feet, cold hands, shivering, etc., say it now.
He is feeling bit cold and has worn sweatshirt in the morning and sleeping wrapped in comforter.
“Wonder Woman”, give “Wonder Boy” ________________30C and let me know what happens.
Good morning doc,
Thanks for all your help last night. “Wonder Boy” slept through the night. In fact, is still sleeping. Temperature is about 99.5 now, he says he still has sore throat and feels pain when he swallows, cold, sneezing and cough seem better, he is sniffing but much, much better than last night. Shall I continue with ______________ once he wakes up?
Yes, if the case has stopped moving forward; otherwise, you can just wait.
Doc he said no sore throat or fever in morning. First time without allopathy. All thanks to you!
OK, folks, now it’s your turn! What remedy did Wonder Boy get? Write to me at and let me know! The answer will be in the November ezine.
Bye, see ya next time!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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