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Son Had His Enormous Tonsils And Adenoids Removed

Author: Susan L.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 07-31-2013
Views: 25,377
Word Count: 448
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8768-OR
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My 6 year old son had his "gi-normous" (MD's description) tonsils and adenoids removed about 2 weeks ago. The post surgical instructions include swallowing 8 oz. of fluid every 8 hours. This was excruciating.

I knew my oils would help, but since I wasn't sure exactly which ones to use, I turned to this website for guidance--as well as my "Essential Oils" pocket reference by Life Science Publishing. I prayerfully chose "Aroma Siez" and Helichrysum. The MD said I could administer my "pain oils" in the recovery room. (The nurses said his recovery room smelled like a spa--they seemed to not mind it.)

I chose Aroma Siez because it really knocks out my muscle and joint pain. Aroma Siez has Cypress and Marjoram in it and I wanted those for the muscles and the bleeding. Helichrysum not only can assist with pain, but I trusted it with the bleeding post surgery. (I know it's listed as having anticoagulant properties, but I've heard it can help with balancing out blood issues, so I trusted it--use your discretion).

My son's Hydrocodone 7.5/500 dose would lose it's effectiveness after about 2 hours and the only thing that would help him swallow was applying one drop of Helichrysum and several drops of Aroma Siez on his neck/around ears. (If smell is an issue for your child, you can try using it on the Vita Flex foot points...?) It was amazing how well it helped him! It is so hard to see your child suffer such excruciating pain---and then to have to make him use that muscle over and over (swallowing fluids) was so hard! But with the oils I had hope and they really helped alleviate his pain.

Depending on your child's skin tolerance, you might need to use a carrier oil on skin prior to the application of oils. Or you could make a "blend" of the oils and a carrier oil such as V-6 oil or olive oil, etc. After several days, his skin needed a carrier oil.

Also, his MD did NOT suggest using Ibuprofen. After researching the surgical procedure and pain regimens online, I chose to incorporate a dose of it every 8-10 hrs---staggering it w/the acetaminophen every 4 hrs--and it really alleviated his pain. My MD steers away from ibuprofen due to the small risk for bleeding, but I didn't start it until the end of 2nd day post surgical when he started getting some better liquids on his stomach. (You really need to coat the stomach when you use Ibuprofen.)

Thank God for such great oils. They really are a God-send. God bless you!

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