On top of that poor Saoirse has one of her super sinus infections. This happened last year as well. It started last year and was going on for months (she wasn't having what one would call a normal sinus infection that would lead a person to go to the doctors). Then, we started GAPS, and it got a LOT worse very quickly. Which is very odd seeing as how there is not wheat, sugar (except honey) and hardly any dairy in the beginning. Any dairy at all is all fermented. Our alternative practitioner had seen her last year when things got out of hand. She told me that it was probably hard to believe, but that Saoirse was 'very clean'. She's one out of 2 people she's ever seen so 'clean'. By clean, she meant that down deep she was very healthy. Our practitioner is very, VERY confident that her remedies and suggestions work. But last year she cautioned me that her stuff and the natural remedy suggestions may not be enough and we may have to take her into see our family doctor! That was almost scary!
Thankfully with a lot of attention and being very strict with following all the natural remedy suggestions Saoirse was able to overcome the sinus infection without antibiotics. Now we are seeing an almost repeat. Almost. Saoirse started to come down with her 'not normal' sinus infection symptoms. I really didn't catch them in the beginning. We started GAPS and within a week....BOOM!!! Sinus infection overload. She started crying over e.v.e.r.y. t.h.i.n.g. I mean every. single. thing. That was my clue. Not to mention the red/purple circles under her eyes, and finally she started complaining of sinus pain. She's very much like me, I can have a raging sinus infection with absolutely no pain. My doctor was incredulous that that could be true until he saw it for himself. He was pressing on my sinus area and I was just sitting there. He was waiting for me to jump off the table. He kept asking me again and again, "Are you sure you can't feel any, ANY pain?" Um, nope. Saoirse, a girl after my own
I've started Saoirse on Oil of Oregano, and an ACV 'coctail'. The ACV (apple cider vinegar) cocktail contains: 1 tsp ACV, a pinch of baking soda, honey, 5 drops of grapefruit seed extract, and 5 drops of an ecinachea tincture. I had her breathing in the steam of thieves oil plus lavender essential oil. She wasn't handling that well, so I persuaded her to do a sinus rinse. To my surprise she accepted the 'challenge' and did very well with it! This should speed things up to recovery. As it was, when she awoke today, after 48 hours of the natural supplements she said she can stand up without pain and pressure in her head. So we are making progress! Slow as it may be. The very, VERY important thing about doing natural remedies is that you really, REALLY have to keep on top of them. If you forget a dose or two, you can literally undo all the work you have done, making any future efforts more difficult.
I may start everyone on the anti-scabies protocol. Which, if you had read that post I made about it a few months ago, you know is quite involved. I may try the sulfur method this time around, as it is supposed to give much faster results. I just need to talk to the pharmacist about the ratio of sulfur to coconut oil. And then the fun begins!! Lots, lots, LOTS, L.O.T.S., and lots of laundry. Everybody's bedding washed every day. Fun times, fun times. (Please read that last sentence with lots of sarcasm dripping off of it.)
Today is a cleaning day. With tomorrow being shopping day we need to clean out the fridges, take stoke of needed items, clean out the van and keep up with schooling.