My family is changing up the way we do things around here. I’ve been looking for alternative ways to keep this family healthy. More along the natural side of things, mostly because of Payton! With her being so young and not being able to take medications (also me being terrified to give them to her) I was looking for something that would help us through this. Emma also started Kindergarten this year and with that comes A LOT of germs. Way too many for a newborn to tackle!
Luckily one of the clients I work with opened my eyes to a new possibility. The first few weeks of school Emma came down with pneumonia. What little girl gets pneumonia? I was terrified and shocked. The first thing the doctors told me was to keep the girls separate. With Brian at work, me being the only one at home, and breastfeeding (which means I was skin on skin with Payton), that was going to be difficult.
The only good news that came out of the doctors visit was that I had kept her hydrated and her lungs weren’t struggling for air as badly as he had seen with others. Thank goodness I hovered and had her drinking a lot of water. They gave us some medicine and sent her home and I cried. Even with the medicine she was weak, miserable, incoherent, and I felt like I was lost.
If you know Emma at all – this is not her. She is always smiling, can hardly sit still, and ready for anything. My little girl needed me the most and I was struggling to get her on the mend as well as being terrified that Payton would get it. Newborns can’t take medicine like we can, newborns can’t fight like we can, newborns die from things like this. My heart was hurting.
If you haven’t heard of essential oils then you may want to do some serious research on them. A client of mine drove (an hour!!) to drop some DoTERRA Essential Oils off for Emma and Payton. Used correctly, they are safe for newborns. Within hours of applying them to Emma and diffusing them in the house for the rest of us. I could tell a difference. These two little bottles changed the way I looked at taking care of my children.
Within a few days Emma started acting like herself again, after a week she was 100% herself and ready go! That fear and panic that had taken over my life had gone away and with oils in my hands I new I could prevent something like this happening again. This was a new way of life I felt comfortable living.
If you are interested in hearing more about how I use them, what they are, or have any questions let me know! I’ll be hosting a webinar about them Thursday January 29th at 8:00 pm! To RSVP click here! You can also check out their website here. Be sure to keep in touch on my facebook for more information about the class.