Sick Again + Ground Ivy

Well, Evie started running a fever yesterday and throwing up quite a bit of her feeds.  The night went fairly well, though.

Another special needs mom recommended Ground Ivy herbal tincture to help with ear drainage, but we discovered that it dried up her secretion levels overall (which is great for Evie!).  The first time we used it we didn’t compensate by increasing her overnight humidity levels, so she got too dry and couldn’t maintain her oxygen levels. We discontinued it, but tried again a week later, this time upping her humidity by quite a bit. It seemed to help quite a bit with drying her up and she bounced back much quicker from that sickness. We’re hoping it helps even more this time around now that we’ve figured out the dosage and adjustments we need to make. If it does, it will make such a difference in her life to not have such huge weight loss with every cold.

Thank you again for the prayers! Hopefully a weekend of rest will get us all healthy again!

*And just to note: I’m NOT a doctor. This is not medical advice, just something we’ve tried. Do your own research and ask your doctor first before trying the Ground Ivy.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-26-GROUND%20IVY.aspx?activeIngredientId=26&activeIngredientName=GROUND+IVY

http://www.natures-pharm.com/ns/DisplayMonograph.asp?StoreID=A3892D27C5EF41788F72F4F55764D61B&DocID=basic-interactions-groundivy

Advertisements

One thought on “Sick Again + Ground Ivy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s