February 21, 2011

A Little Ease

I'm amazed and so thankful. On Friday we got a call from Greg's doctor....his culture confirmed influenza A{and she wanted him to start the Tamiflu script-not sure why, it only is effective in the first 48 hrs-he didn't take it}. She shared that this flu was fairly aggressive and we might be in for long days. {When I read this, I became a little freaked out as well} By then, the boys had already started high fevers and were literally couch bound. I barely heard a peep from them all day.....just quiet requests for water and cold washcloths. As I wrote in a previous post....I was preparing for days of feeling sick.....and coming down with it myself.
                                    
The day before the boys started fevers... I ran out to Whole Foods.....and searched for my favorite natural dept. employee. He looks just like Kid Rock.....and is so helpful and kind. In the past, he has guided me with mineral makeup purchases.....today he was helping me batten down the hatches and prepare for the flu. I left armed with Vitamin C and a Whole Foods product called Flu Ease (homeopathic med.) The boys and I were to take it with the first sign of illness.....and we did.

                                                                 {they could be twins}

All I can say is.....after taking a couple doses of Flu Ease and a heavy dose of probiotics.....all I came down with was some exhaustion and dizziness. The boys fever broke after 1 day.....by Saturday they were bouncing around the house again. I can't help but attribute this quick recovery to prayer and some natural meds. The boys were also excited to try my friend Ruth's advice to soak their feet in hot salt water....they did....and they loved it. Thanks Ruth!
{hot salt water-felt so good}
Thankful for my {Kid Rock}medicine advisor
For Island friends and remedies
Popsicles, cozy couches, and Food Network
For signed leases, 4 wheel carts from home, and fresh starts

Be well!

6 comments:

Ruth said...

Glad to be of service. :)

carole said...

What does the salt soak do?

really.truly said...

I believe it helped to lower their fever. Draws impurities out?

Darcie said...

Natural remedies were here a lot longer then all the others drugs. At least that is why I think they are always worth a shot. Glad very little hit you, and the boys are up and back bouncing around!

Tara said...

Glad y'all mainly dodged the flu bullet. I haven't heard of the salt soak or the Flu Ease but def. worth tucking the information in the back of my mind.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love the boys so much. I can't really stand it.

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