Sunday, May 15, 2011

Together Again

Alex got home yesterday from a week long work trip to Colorado Springs.  He got home just in time to put the girls to bed.  They were thrilled to see him!  Especially when he showed up bearing ice cream cones for everyone.  It's good to have him home. 

Poor Princess M has been quite sick the past few days with a nasty cough and fever.  You know your kid is really sick when they WANT to nap...All Day.  We've been layering on the essential oils since the first cough showed up and thankfully, it doesn't seem like anyone else is coming down with it.  Banana Girl had a little cough for a day or so, but nothing like Princess M's misfortune.  And thank Heaven, Little Mouse hasn't gotten sick at all. 

I just have to say, I LOVE my essential oils!  You feel so helpless as a mother when your little princess  is coughing her lungs out and sweating bullets.  I can't even give her cough drops, because they are too "spicy" for her.  However, I CAN run a diffuser in her room at night with some oils that helped her sleep through the night.  Her fever got over 104 which is when I start getting worried.  After a cold bath, it only dropped one degree.  But a couple drops of peppermint on her feet brought her down to 100 and kept her there.  It's a good feeling knowing I can help relieve her suffering. 

Not to mention my infant.  Before, all I could do was hope and pray that my baby didn't get sick.  Now I can hope and pray AND do something to help prevent it.  They're perfectly safe for using even on my newborn.  It's a very empowering feeling. 

Anyway, Princess M is now on the mend and hopefully we'll all be disease free for a long while.

1 comment:

Paul and Susan said...

We were so sorry to here M was so sick. That is very hard for a parent to deal with. We are glad she is feeling better.

Our family has been blessed with such good health. We thank our Heavenly Father every day for that.

Love you all