This is the first year my son's Pulmonologist decided to let him go wihtout the daily steroid inhalor & Praise God!!! Today I received the best news! I have to share... Sorry, but it's going to be a long one.
My oldest, Micahel has had asthma since he was an infant and he recently came down with a nasty virus of some kind earlier in the week. He hadn't been sick in SO LONG, but it wasn't a huge surprise since he had been around others who were sick and with a busy birthday weekend filled with poor diet and late nights, I must admit, I was not very proactive and slacked in my preventative duties. So when he came down with a fever Monday afternoon I was definitely kicking myself in the behind for it. In any case, I started dripping my YL oils and praying non-stop. (I will share the regimen we implemented a little later.)
Monday night his fever got as high as 104! By the next day it was back down to 100, where it seems to have stayed for the past couple days. We simply used YL oils and lots of TLC to manage it. His spirits were so much better, he played with his toys his eyes were no longer blood shot and he had a bit of energy! So the fever... I let it do it's job (fight the infection) and I assisted it by not letting it get too out of control and by oiling him up with antibiotic and antiviral oils.
We used no pharmaceuticals at all and there's been so much improvement! Now, I did have a moment of doubt, I can't lie. It was this morning.
Despite his fever being low grade and him looking like he was feeling better, he began to have an asthmatic cough attack. He could not catch his breath at all. I was petrified!!! He hasn't needed an albuterol inhaler in SO LONG, but I thought the oils were not working fast enough and I WAS PANICKED. The coughing was so dry and so severe it was causing him to gag instead of breathing. If you have a child with asthma, you know the kind of cough I'm talking about. It took me back to the old days when he was an infant and toddler and wheezing so bad it caused him to throw up and end up in the ER with oral steroids and nebulizer treatments.
Anyway, in a state of panic I searched for the albuterol only to find that all the inhalers we had had expired. I called the pulmonologist to get a refill and in the time that it took for them to call me back, I did nothing but continue to apply oils and pray. The Dr.'s office called back and asked me to bring him in so they could listen to him. At that point he had stopped coughing and seemed to be breathing fine. ALLELUIA! But we still headed out to the see the pulmonologist and I definitely needed peace of mind.
When we got there, the Dr. listened to his lungs and said to me, "Well, he's not wheezing. Not at all! I don't hear any wheez." I broke down in happy tears!!! I got so emotional the doctor didn't know what to do with me. This is the first time ever in his 8 years of life that Micahel has not had a wheeze while sick or not needed steroids. I had never heard those words before and they unexpectedly brought me to tears. ALLELUIA PRAISE GOD! & Thank you Young Living Essential Oils is all I can say. Micahel went on to do the lung function tests and the pulmonologist came back to tell me that his lung function was just that of a regular person who does NOT have asthma when they are sick. Those words were music to my ears and a hug to my heart! My son who has been on daily steroids since he was a toddler and needing albuterol inhalors at the first sign of a runny nose or cough and who used to end up having to drink oral steroids and do nebulizer treatments for 2 weeks every time he cought the slightest cold now has the lung function of a normal person without asthma, even when sick! Words cannot express!
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