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Alex Versus Tick October 15, 2016

Filed under: Family,Natural Products — Meghan Hamilton @ 2:10 am
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My dear son loves to roll around on the ground. I let him because kids need the sensory input. And, let’s face it, I don’t have the energy to fight with him about it. Today we met up with some other local homeschoolers at a playground. Predictably, he rolled around on the ground and ran through an adjacent wooded area.

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I can’t imagine how he got a bug bite…

This evening he came over to me to ask if there was a red spot just below his right armpit because it was itchy. No, it wasn’t a red spot. It was a deer tick enjoying a meal. When I said it was a tick, he panicked.

I’ve never seen him this panicked in his short life. He tried to claw at the tick. I held his hand to stop him because I needed enough of the bug intact to get a good hold to remove it. It took several tries because of the stretchiness of his skin in that area. I felt really bad. It must have hurt. He cried in pain and anxiety.

He begged for some nonexistent potion to put on it to stop a potential Lyme infection. I swabbed the bite with witch hazel to try and soothe him. It helped. Then I got online to see if the essential oil enthusiasts have made any claims about Lyme disease.

I found this article. I knew I had many of the oils recommended. I’d already suspected that oregano oil would be on the top of the list. So I quickly made the following concoction that we rubbed liberally on the soles of his feet and covered with socks.

  • 1 ounce olive oil
  • 1 ounce coconut oil (melted)
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 20 drops oregano oil
  • 20 drops lemongrass oil
  • 20 drops clove oil

I don’t know if it will have any effect as I don’t know if the tick was actually carrying any diseases. I didn’t bother saving it as just yesterday a friend told me she checked into having one tested and the cost was about $300.00. It did have the effect of calming his nerves. And the extra YouTube videos I let him watch seemed to distract him from his terror.

I’m sure he’ll be fine. If he needs stronger medicine we’ll take him to a doctor. In the mean time, I’m glad he calmed down and fell asleep after a very busy day.

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A Good Day June 9, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Meghan Hamilton @ 3:30 am
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Today was pretty good. I found out my boy has Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. What’s good is that he has not had it nearly as bad as some people get it. Although it can last up to three weeks, usually the first week is the worst. And we are at the end of the first week. I have also had a sore throat, so hopefully I am about done too.

Mr. Man was advised by his doctor to stop taking the new vitamins he bought a few weeks ago and cut back on the coffee in order to relieve his bowel distress. Today, he did that and did not need to constantly run to the bathroom. Hopefully this will continue and his meds will stay in his system long enough to fully do their job.

Crazy Boy went to his grandparents’ house for the afternoon. So Mr. Man and I each got a nice long nap. That was great, because what mother doesn’t need more sleep? And I didn’t have to deal with my husband being cranky from caffeine withdrawal.

Even the weather was nice. The sun came out and stayed out. Yeah, I was in the pediatrician’s office for the morning and in bed for the afternoon, but it was nice knowing it was there.

I leave you with this bit of advice from Crazy Boy in his 4 year old wisdom. “You should never go swimming in a thunderstorm. Lightning might poke a hole in you.”