well folks, we've hit the parenting trifecta in the last 4 days. ear infection! puking! and today lice! YAYYY *cries* olive has been a champ. in fact her least favorite part of the whole thing has been her dislike of having a head wrap on.
three days ago olive told me that when she talks she can hear herself talking inside her head. which i figured out meant her ear was plugged. i cleaned it out as well as i could but it wasn't that, or at least wasn't only that. so i started an oil regiment of garlic/olive oil/mullein in her ear with basil, melaleuca, and lavender externally on her lymph node/behind and around her ear. we went to see my dad who gave her a full spine adjustment and a load of babying. which reminded me so much of when i was a sick kid and he did the same loving routine: make a bed/fort in front of the tv with blankets, sheets, and pillows, make up a tray with a pot of your favorite tea, a mini mug, and a plate with 2 pieces of toast with buttered and cinnamon and sugar. i mean when you're sick and someone brings your food on a tray? with a wee little pot of tea? i mean get out, you'll feel better in no time! i've been doing treatments on her feet and lymphatic draining massages. in two days the swelling was gone and her ear was drained. YAY!
two days ago before my feet even hit the floor i hear feet scuttling up the stairs and them a wet FLOP noise of vomit spraying everywhere. oy vey what a way to wake up. she makes it a triple before being done with the vomiting for the day. poor kid. she stayed home from school again and we laid around like walruses playing uno under the blankets and watching movies. she very willingly took a nap both days.
after taking monday-wednesday off from school she felt like trying to go today. i was just a phone call away in case she ran out of energy but i didn't get any messages to that effect so i assume it went well. that is until after school i noticed she had nits in her hair.
so now everything fabric is being washed, dryer-ed, vacuumed, put away, SET ON FIRE. okay not set on fire but my mind does not do well with this kind of infraction. i have olive oil and melaleuca soaking on olive's head for 2 hours at a time all wrapped up in a baby do-rag. it's adorable and she tolerates it mostly well.
GOD HELP ME THIS WEEK.