We came home from the wedding. Rested a day. And then WHAM. Late nights, too much sugar, and lots of germy exposure and we've got this.
The nasty cold going around the wedding party. Little man hasn't moved from this spot in two days. Re-reading Harry Potter books over and over. I tried to entice him with a new selection from the library. He holds up his hand. No, mom. I like these.
And he won't eat.
But at least this cold we have the reading factor to prevent the whining mama to death factor, which is usually what happens when little man gets a cold.
The girls are sickish too. Of course. But little man is especially talented at being sick. Poor guy.
So. Health nut mama kicks into gear...
Here is what I have been administering:
"Fever oil" = a combo of peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and thieves oil combined in olive oil, I keep a saturated flannel cloth in a Mason jar (of course) and wipe his head, chest, and feet regularly. This combo also works like a mild bengay muscle soother on a sore back, it also works for tension headaches and migraines, just be careful not to get too close to the eyes, the peppermint stings!
Honey lemon tea = 1 fresh squeezed lemon in a teapot with some ginger slices and a quarter cup of honey (a lot but it soothes the throat) and a dash of kombucha. Little man loves this stuff.
Children's Echinacea = a dropper full through out the day
Similasan Cough and Fever syrup = this works but it has to be given every few hours
Vit C and D = double doses, which is 1,000 and 4,000 IUIs (I've been taking mega doses of D lately myself as I heard its supposed to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder, which I seem to be struggling with even on cloudy summer days, WTH???)
Probiotics = I dump a capsule of the kind I take (PB8) into a spoonful of yogurt. They don't like it but I make them take it.
I've been drinking copious amounts of real apple cider vinegar and lemon juice in water. Sometimes with an Emergen C mixed in. Of course, this was supposed to prevent me from getting the Cold of Death. Of course it did not. Mama is SICK. I've also been downing thieves oil (just a drop!) and peppermint oil in hot water, dropping tea tree oil in my ears (they are killing me). Dada came home from the store with lots of fruit to juice, along with greens from the garden.
ALL THE GOOD THINGS!
No seriously, all this goodness, how could we possible still be sick???
Ha. Ha. Um.
No. Seriously. Too Much To Do To Be Sick!
Aw, poor guy just requested an apple "cut up in a bowl" an English Muffin, with honey and butter. And then he declares, he's going out for some "fresh air" after he eats and then he is "going to take a nap for one hour."
I heart this little guy.