Friday, July 8, 2011

Natural Remedies ROCK!

First, let me say that I feel Really bad about thinking that Quinn's headache on Wednesday was Just a headache.  He gets them so often in the summer, that I thought it was brought on by the heat.  Dave and I were all over Quinn for not drinking enough water that day...yada yada.  Well, that evening his headache was so debilitating that he couldn't even walk.  Dave and I were concerned that we were going to have to do tests to figure out Why he is getting these raging headaches So often.

So, he wakes up on Thursday (yesterday) and Still has a headache.  Now, that's Not normal.  At all.  Usually he has a heat headache.  He sleeps it off and he's good to go the next day.  Not this time.  So he stays in doors all day.  The intensity of the headache goes up and down all day.  Then that night (last night) he comes to me in the middle of the night saying that it Hurts Really badly right under his ear.  Well, that was a sign that this is a Sinus Infection.  Yay!  At least I know what it is now.  So I'm laying in bed thinking about what I might have in the cabinet that he will take that will help a sinus infection.

I have the neti pot.  But I've already experienced Quinn and the neti pot together.  Not a pretty sight.  I offered him Ibuprofan.  I told him that it would Not fix him.  It would just allow him to sleep.  But the only thing wrong with this is that he Doesn't swallow pills yet.  But we convinced him to give it a go.  Well, that didn't work!  I knew that was going to be the case.  It was worth a try anyway.  Even though I am Against Ibuprofan.  I figured it was better to allow him to sleep.

So, he came to bed with me.  I was laying there thinking, thinking.  Quinn is Just miserable!  So I said "Well, you can try that nose spray we have".  "OK", he says.  So we spray his nose and he is able to rest for a while.  Then he sprays again.  And he sleeps the rest of the night.  All day today, he sprays.  He must've sprayed, I don't know, 10 times today.  Whatever it was.  His fever is gone and he is Completely better.  I am So glad our doctor wasn't in the office today.  Otherwise, I would have taken him in when I didn't need to.  :o)  I am So proud of myself for holding it together enough to think about all the options.

I've got to admit, I Did think about taking him to Urgent Care for antibiotics.  Glad I pushed that thought aside.

Now, I bet you are wondering what this Magical spray is called.  Ok, it is called Sinusin.  It is a homeopathic nasal spray.  But the Naturopathic doctor I got it from put a little extra somethin' somethin' in it to make it "Magical".  Now I'm almost out of it.  I've Got to get More!!!

Raw Garlic: Mother Nature’s Antibacterial

Raw Garlic: Mother Nature’s Antibacterial

I read this article yesterday and decided to try the raw garlic.  I suspect I have Candida.  So I would like to try natural methods to combat it.  The raw garlic didn't seem SO bad.  Afterall, they suggest you swallow it in two pieces.  Don't chew.  Just swallow.  I can do that!  So I did just that this morning.  But I don't think I took off all of the outer husk part.  Because when it went down, it was scratching and I could feel it laying in my stomach ALL day.  I felt kind of sick to my stomach all day.  Then this afternoon, Sloane was sitting on my lap and leaning against my stomach.  All of a sudden I felt like I was going to throw up.  So I nonchalantly went to the bathroom.  But nothing happened.  No vomit.  Yay.  But I felt better after that.  I guess it had decided to move on.

So I'm going to try it again tomorrow.  But this time, I'm going to make SURE I have all the husk off Completely!

I guess I also need to keep taking the Candida test so I know if it's working or not.