Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sick Days Are Nonexistent

I haven't been feeling well the last few days. I thought it was just a cold and I'd get better. That didn't happen. I planned on making a doctor appointment Monday. Then Liam started running a fever Sunday evening and was up and down throughout the night. I made him an appointment with the doctor first thing Monday. Diagnosis : Strep Throat.

I realized then that I really had to go see the doctor, because more than likely I had Strep too. Sadly, I was right. I have Strep and a Sinus infection. Joy. 

Having a sick baby and being sick yourself is no fun at all. It's especially bad when your other half is deployed. You don't get a break when they come home from work. It's just you 24/7. 

After pondering this it dawned on me...Pablo has never been home when Liam was sick. He's either had duty or been on an underway. Luckily, Liam has only been sick a few times. I guess those times were preparing me for deployment though. 

I also wanted to share my favorite all natural remedies for dealing with colds, allergies and sinus crud (as I like to call it). 

  • Hot Chamomile Tea with honey and lemon juice - This just makes me feel better and helps me get some sleep. 

  • Honey - Raw and local is best, but I feel any honey is better than no honey!

  • Maty's All Natural Baby Chest Rub - I use to be a Vick's Vapor Rub addict until I found out how bad petroleum is for you. I switched to Maty's for Liam and use it on myself as well. It's amazing. I would even go so far as to say it's better than Vick's! 

  • A Hot Shower- Taking a hot shower or running hot water in the bathroom sink with a towel over your head helps clear your head. I just love breathing in that warm steam. 
  •  A Neti Pot- A Neti Pot is great for cleaning out your sinuses. I just started using one and can really tell a difference. If you click on the link you can learn more about nasal irrigation on WebMD.

There you go. A few of my favorite natural remedies. Some are not exactly remedies, but relief. I don't know about you, but when I'm sick I'll take all the relief I can get! 

Do you have any natural remedies? I'd love to hear them. 


  1. Being sick is no fun. Even more so in your situation. Praying for you!

    Also, have you tried the baking soda and essential oil disks? Some company used to make them and I always wanted to try them. I haven't made any yet, maybe I should!

    1. Thank you! =) I haven't tried those! Sounds like something I'd like though! I have seen the Vick's disc for the shower DIY on Pinterest. I've been wanting to try it.

  2. I use all those remedies too. I just used the neti pot yesterday because the warm weather stuffed up my sinuses :p

    Feel better soon!

    1. Thank you! We had a warm day yesterday too and again today it's supposed to hit 70. This crazy weather is definitely not helping things. :)

  3. Great info!! Thanks for sharing and please join us again this week at Eco-Kids Tuesday! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/03/nifty-thrifting-at-eco-kids-tuesday.html

    1. Thanks for giving me the opportunity! I will definitely be sharing again! :)