15 May 2015

Our {sick} Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! Man am I happy it's the weekend, to say we had a rough week is an understatement. Ryder caught a cold Monday and by Tuesday me and Gage were sick too. Ryder was on the mend pretty quickly but by Wednesday night Gage was in really rough shape. I put him to bed at 7:30pm and he slept until 9:30pm when he woke up screaming and screamed the rest of the night. He was literally awake from 9:30pm to 6:00am the next morning. Around midnight I loaded him in the car to drive around and calm him down. I contemplated taking him to the hospital but he relaxed in the car and I didn't want to take him in if he was just not feeling well. He had a bad cold and 4 teeth coming in so I figured there wasn't anything they could do anyway. He didn't fall asleep in the car and I just let him scream on my chest all night until he finally fell asleep in the morning. Being sick and being up for 24 hours does not mix well. The next day he was still super fussy and I noticed infection coming out of his ear so we ran to the doctor where they told me he had a double ear infection and his right ear was so infected that his ear drum had ruptured. I was told to bring him back for a few follow up appointments where they would see how it was healing and that he might need to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. My mommy heart broke. I should've followed my instinct and taken him in during his fit in the middle of the night. We had no idea that had happened and just figured he was in pain because of his teeth. So poor Gage has a ruptured ear drum, runny nose, red throat, double ear infection, yucky lungs and 4 teeth breaking through. I am so thankful for modern medicine and he is already acting a little better this morning.

So today my Friday favorites are all about products that are great for sick kiddos and are things we use all the time. 

Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier  We actually use this a lot on a daily basis. I love that you control the air flow and the direction that it goes. It's great for helping stuffy noses and dry throats, plus the design is really cute. 
Little Noses Saline Spray/Drops these are a life saver for stuffy noses and makes it a lot easier for suction. 

Boogie Wipes  these are my new favorite! They are great for wiping noses without irritating the skin. I use them when The boys noses start getting red from wiping so much. They are super soft and really thick.

California Baby Bubble Bath Aromatherapy This bubble bath is perfect for soothing sick babies. It is eucalyptus scented and helps with clear stuffed noses and is very relaxing. 

Young Living Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves Essential Oils We also use these everyday but they are definitely are a must with sick kids. We use peppermint and lemon to break fevers and diffuse it with lavender to help them sleep. And of course thieves to get rid of the nasty germs. 

Have a happy and healthy weekend everyone!

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