Okay, my dear blogger friends, it's 9:05 PM and I am sitting in my bed watching Lost (my FAVORITE show!), snacking on free popcorn, and listening to Caroline cry in her room. It's been one of those weeks. Caroline has been sick since last Wednesday and is on some major medicine. We've been doing breathing treatments every 4 hours around the clock, an inhaler for her seasonal asthma twice a day, and is now taking an oral steroid for five days. Yep, you read all that right...'little one' is super sick.
So, in order to help Caroline get better, I ventured into the Herbal Planet to pick up some herbal meds. I am now giving her probiotics (which I highly recommend), silver shield (seems to be over priced and not effective), and ivy leaf syrup (somewhat soothing) for her cough. I honestly haven't noticed a huge difference with the herbal meds, other than the probiotics. I have been mixing the probiotics in her milk, juice, or applesauce for the last several days. Her bowels are regularly moving (HUGE improvement) and I am sold on the benefits!
In other news, I've been putting Caroline to bed around 8ish and it seems to be helping. Ondrea, you were right about the 'getting up at the same time'. It's been hard this past week since she's been majorly coughing, but she does seem to 'go to sleep' a bit earlier; I AM SUPER thankful!
I am asking you to pray for Caroline's health. She's been so sick and the medicine is not seeming to help and is changing her little personality. I definitely don't like the 'new personality'. She's becoming quite the sassafrass and her emotions are highly sensitive. One "Mommy Look" will send her over the edge and then I am in my room crying due to the temper tantrum.
I must go now as the new Lost is coming on and I MUST concentrate. ;)