Used Cypress On Facial Cut That Involved Stitches
Author: Angie S.
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My 6 year old son managed to injure himself on the potty. This is the most ridiculous of all statements, but it is true. He wanted to go to the bathroom, but older brother was in his bathroom so he had to use mine. We were putting up streamers in the living room that afternoon for his birthday party that was scheduled for the next day when he came running out of my room crying, with blood streaming down his face. What in the world!? I thought as he screamed and cried that he had fallen off of the toilet.
I was a little in a panic because of the fact that so much blood was everywhere. My husband is in the medical field (nursing) and he said a facial wound will always have a lot of blood and asked me to calm down so he could better evaluate the situation. His right eye brow had a gash and my husband checked his pupils for equal dilation and contraction and said he would try to bandage him the best he could to avoid stitches in the Emergency Room since my son was so scared. All he would say is don't take me to the hospital, I'm scared of the hospital.
As we took him to the bathroom I grabbed the laptop and my EDOR (essential oils reference book). I've always used Lavender oil on our wounds, cuts and burns because it helps to soothe the pain and heal the area so quickly. I didn't have Lavender oil. I looked through my box of oils and I read that Cypress helps to stop bleeding and can be used for cuts.
My husband cleaned the gash with alcohol and I placed Cypress on the area. It started to slow the bleeding and then the bleeding stopped. I was scared the Cypress would sting, but my son immediately became very calm and relaxed and said, "Mommy, that feels cold, I like that oil".
We bandaged up the wound and proceeded to the pharmacy with the oil and my book and son, to find some steri strips and liquid bandage.
The gash was so bad and once we tried to put on the strips it started to bleed a bit more, so we decided to go to the ER. We went to an urgent care clinic and before we went in, E.J., my son asked for more oil. I took off his bandage and I put some more on the gash. He said it felt better.
I want to note that when I took out the oil, I think the smell of it also calmed him and made him feel relaxed. He no longer was terrified and hysterical like when he first saw the blood and thought about needing stitches.
He needed 3 stitches, and he very easily went into a papoose board which tied him so he couldn't move. He was so calm during the five shots in the eye brow area and whole procedure he just calmly said "Ow, that hurts, in a manner of fact voice" when he was getting those shots. Everyone was amazed at how calm and good he was.
We returned to the same clinic 3 days ago to get his stitches removed and there was a buzz about the office that their favorite patient returned. Apparently the doctors, nurses, and staff had shared the story about how he reacted so well to getting stitches that they were very happy to see him again. They asked us to bring him back if he ever needed anything and two nurses gave him packs of stickers and lolly pops on the way out the door.
No doubt that the Cypress I placed on his deep cut stopped the bleeding, soothed the injury site, and calmed his nerves.
I have so many stories of these oils that I've used for different cuts and wounds or stitches for myself and my children I will have to post them all sometime, but this testimony for Cypress oil really blessed my son and me recently!
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