Grandfather Has Abandoned The Breathing Machine
Author: Shonta T.
Word Count: 355
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9069-OR
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My 87 year old grandfather has always been very active. He chops wood for the winter, has a vegetable garden, repairs his own vehicles, does house maintenance, etc. Even in his 80's the doctors say he has the heart of a 25 year old. However, about a year ago he was diagnosed with emphysema. It got worse and the doctor prescribed an in-home breathing machine. It was supposed to help him but instead it seemed to make him worst.
Over the next several months he completely relied on the machine. From the time he woke in the morning until he went to bed he used the machine, on high, only leaving it to go to the bathroom or eat dinner (sometimes he brought it to his dinner table). He was becoming less and less active and refused to leave the house with it given his embarrassment.
Family members became quite concerned about the condition. I decided to see if there were oils to assist. I found that Eucalyptus can help so I purchased that and a diffuser for him.
After one week of use, my mom talked to him on the phone and he sounded much better. He said he was doing fine and my grand mom said he was doing good. After two weeks, both he and my grandmother talked about how much better he was doing. He had started doing small tasks around the house, leaving the machine for short periods of time. After 4 weeks, he was going outside leaving the breathing machine behind. He would go all day without getting on the machine at all.
He was doing all his "old house tasks" and he even ventured away from the house taking trips alone and with family. His doctor said he is doing much better but we could already see that. I am very excited about the mental effect that it has had on him. He has regained his strength and counteracted the breathing fears he had. I am so grateful to Young Living and Eucalyptus oil.
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