Saturday, June 03, 2006

sick boy

I was hoping that we would survive the airplane rides without getting sick - but we didn't. Both boys are feeling poorly, but N has the brunt of the virus they caught -- high fever, nasty cough, overall bleckiness.

I dosed them with Sambucol during the trip, but wasn't as vigilant as I could have been. More importantly, I probably should have dosed them the few days after we returned home. I put in an order on Wednesday for more black spruce oil from Nature's Gift and was thrilled that it arrived on Friday. I add a few drops to massage oil and it is supposed to help build immunity. I also put eucalyptus smithii oil in a diffuser to help break up congestion - aided by cool vaporizers running at the same time. And a little lavender oil in cool water to dip cloths in for their foreheads and wrists is wonderful for relaxation.

I'm grateful (again) that we have chosen for me to be a stay-at-home mom. While it's never fun when anyone is sick, I'm free to cater to them and make sure they are comfortable and cared for - without worrying about outside jobs or commitments. I lay with N last night while he tossed and turned, crying and whimpering and I did my best to murmur comforting words and provide cool cloths and soft hands to help him through the night.

I guess they must be feeling better - as I hear them arguing over stuffed animals at the moment. I hope this evening finds more rest for us all than last night!

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