I’ve mentioned in the past that MRSA has been making its way through my house.  Since we got home from the hospital, I have had a few outbreaks.  Sadly, Joley also had a spot on her leg.  I decided to go a different route than in the past and used some On Guard Essential Oil on her MRSA boil.  Her skin is very sensitive and the oil has a bit of spice to it, so I used Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) on it as well.

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All I did was apply some FCO to a cotton swab and then a few drops of the On Guard.  I dabbed her spot with it and she headed off to do whatever it is she was doing at the time.  This process took seconds.  I did this a few times each day.  The first day, you could see the spot coming to a head (what is necessary for the staph to come out of the body).  The second day, there was a small scab over the area in the morning and the puss came out in the afternoon.  I continued to apply the same mixture.  The third day she said it didn’t hurt at all and there was no residual hardness.  The fourth day, it looked about the same but less red.  The fifth day, you couldn’t even tell there was a boil there.

Today, a week or more later, you can still see a red spot but no hardness under the skin and it doesn’t hurt her at all.  I quit doing my mixture about day 6 because she was tired of dealing with me.  She didn’t want to do anything anymore because it didn’t hurt her any longer.  I have no doubt that if I had continued, the redness would be gone as well.

So, what am I saying?  Well, using the On Guard took about a third of the time it has taken me in the past to have a MRSA boil disappear and the process was MUCH less painful.  Joley’s pain went away as soon as the boil popped.  I didn’t even have to do anything to get it to that point other than apply the On Guard/FCO.  In the past, a lot of hot water presses and squeezing took place but that was NOT necessary.  In the past, I would have a boil for a good week before I could even get it to the point of releasing the puss inside.  This was literally within days.  I started right away with her and within a week the spot was gone!!!

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Jemma Doctor Update

March 9, 2013

    I know I owe you all an update from Jemma’s doctor appointment this week.  Now that I have had time to process it all, I will give you the rundown of what we now know… Jemma’s xray was “slightly better” than when we left the hospital.  They still see some stuff in the upper right lobe.  The doctor said that it is most likely lung damage but they aren’t sure the effect, if any, it will have on Jemma in the future.  She is too young to do the tests they would need to do so we are basically going to wait and see how she does over time. They are pleased with her overall progress.  She hasn’t been to Physical Therapy yet […]

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Headed to the hospital with Jemma

March 4, 2013

On Monday, we are headed back to the hospital.  This time though, we are only going for a visit.  Jemma has to get a chest xray to check for any signs of lingering pneumonia, pneumothorax, or any other issues.  After that, we head up to the Pulmonology clinic for a follow-up visit.  They will likely do some blood work and swabs for Staph while we are there too. I will be honest with you.  I am dreading all of this.  I don’t want to have to hold her down for the xray.  I don’t want to have to hold her while they poke and prod at her little body.  I don’t want to have to even walk in the building.  The whole thing makes me […]

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Quick (but amazing) update on Jemma #PrayersForJemma

January 26, 2013
Jemma extubated

The past few days have truly been amazing.  I can say that I am truly surprised, as are most of those that have cared for Jemma, how well she has done since being moved to the conventional ventilator.  I mentioned in my last update that on Monday, the 21st of January, she was moved to the conventional ventilator.  She continued to do well and was weaned each day.  On Thursday, the 24th of January, I was given the best blessing.  My baby girl was extubated!!!  She passed all her tests and they came in about 2pm on Thursday and pulled the ET tube out.  It was amazing to see her without it. The first time I have seen her without a tube in her mouth […]

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My little fighter keeps on fighting #PrayersforJemma

January 23, 2013

Hanging out with my big kids.  It is so hard being away from them but they are doing great with my mom and dad.  I am so blessed to have them in my life to take care of my babies for us. Wow, it has been a whirlwind of activity and change the past few days.  I left off with weaning Jemma off the oscillator vent.  Well they decided to make the jump early (were planning by Wednesday) Monday morning because she had so much stuff in her chest that they could not get to with the oscillator vent.  They needed airway clearance and the only way to get that was to switch her over to a conventional vent.  With that they could suction more […]

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