Moriah came home a little sick from VPK on Wednesday. Then woke up with croup at midnight. Suddenly. Scary barking cough, heavy wheezing, fever, crying, kind-of-croup. Not sure what to do, I pulled out my everythingessential.me app on my phone. As suggested, Frankincense and Majoram (diluted with fractionated coconut oil) then went on the bottoms of her feet, then all over her chest and back.
Within 60 seconds she stopped coughing. 30 secs later she was calm. 30 more secs and her hoarse wheeze calmed to light wheeze. A minute later she was back asleep. I was IMPRESSED. That routine happened three more times throughout the night. I added Past Tense to reduce the fever. I used On Guard in the diffuser all night. By morning the croup was gone.
I took her to urgent care clinic in the AM anyway... you know, just in case. He said she looked really good...just had a respiratory infection. Gave us a prescription for Albuterol and an antibiotic. We tried oils for three days (on the bottoms of her feet and over chest and back) to fully help her heal, but that tenacious respiratory infection settled in. No more hard wheezing though, so didn't use the Albuterol. We started the 3-day antibiotic, along with the oils.
Today the antibiotic is done. She is much better but now has a skin rash on her face from the antibiotics. Back to oils...Lavender is easing the irritation. Respiratory oils still go on her feet and chest daily.
Can't tell you how grateful I was to see those oils help her breathe so quickly that first night! Whew... nearly cried myself. Interesting to note... her sisters, who sleep in the same room and who get On Guard on their feet every day, didn't get sick. #thankful #doTERRA #Iliketoheal #sohappytohaveoils