How wonderful it is to live and be guided by Christian Science...

How wonderful it is to live and be guided by Christian Science. We know no more of those dark and trying days that we experienced before we were led to this light, which stands for Love and Truth. Our boy, at the age of eleven months, was treated by doctors for whooping cough, acute lung trouble, and ptomaine poisoning. He tossed his head and cried night and day for two weeks. We had three doctors attending him, and one suggested letting him die; another said the boy had one chance in a thousand. We took that chance and sent him to a hospital, where he was attended by three specialists. The nurse in charge told me that they had punctured his spine, also ear canals, to locate the cause of the disease. Then I begged another physician, a very close friend, to examine my boy and find out just what was wrong with him. He reported next day, and told me he would suggest my paying some one to hasten death, that if the child survived he would be an idiot. Thereupon, with downcast spirits I asked help from a dear god-father to the boy, and he suggested Christian Science. It was my last hope, but I took courage again. On a Sunday morning my friend and I went to the hospital and demanded the boy. Our request was at first refused, but we were insistent and after about two hours he was brought to us. His back was raw flesh from the neck down, and he weighed about seven pounds; four weeks before he had weighed twenty-two pounds.

A Christian Science practitioner took the case Sunday afternoon, and for the first time in five weeks the child slept peacefully all night. One of the specialists at the time of the boy's removal from the hospital asked us to bring him to his office at least three times a week and also specified a certain food that he should have, but we adhered to none of his instructions. The child is now two years old. He has walked for seven months and is just beginning to talk in sentences. He could say words when he was fifteen months old and is as bright a lad as I have ever seen, for his age. This healing was brought about in three weeks' absent treatment. The practitioner did not see the boy until two months after the healing.

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