by Joy, Ola Kits
I have been thinking about starting this blog for literally 3 years! And, suddenly tonight, there is no time like the present !
I just returned from a wonderful family trip to Southern Oregon to visit family and attend my husbandʻs 20 year high school reunion. As I reflect on the trip, I am reminded of a prior pivotal trip that my son and I had 3 years ago.
He was just really solid in his potty training and would wake me up at night saying, “pee pee Mama” or “poo poo Mama.” As all moms know, it is a great thing to hear and also, at 2 or 3 or 4 in the morning, sometimes a rude awakening. Well, this night three years ago began with a midnight awakening of “poo poo Mama.” OK, great Bud, letʻs go. “Wipe, please, Mama.” Of course, Sweetie and horror of horrors… blood! I looked in the toilet and gasped at the sight of more blood! WHAT?!?!?!
Breathe, stay calm, Mama…
My parents live on the Applegate River and true to form, he and I had caught a little bacteria from swimming and playing in “new to us” waters. I was having some mild digestive issues but my little man was really going through it! I almost panicked at the sight of all that blood (which, of course, looks much worse when added to water)! Instead, I called my wise woman herbal friend in Kealakekua where it was only 9pm and she reminded me that I had a special home health care kit (“Sprout Kit by Ola Kits”) with me as a demo to show a cranial sacral therapist friend of mine in Southern Oregon.
Oh, yeah! OK, keep breathing…..
I got my little man cleaned up and carried him back into bed. I opened my “kit” and began by giving him a yunnan bai yao capsule to stop the bleeding from the bacteria in his digestive tract. I mixed up some slippery elm powder and charcoal from the kit in some homemade applesauce (by my own mommy from her apple tree) and spooned it into his mouth. I also, somehow got some goldenseal tincture from the kit down his throat to help clear the bacterial infection. I applied some lavender oil from the kit to his chest and third eye to help him go back to sleep.
OK, herbs, please start working…..
1:00 AM, “poo poo Mama.” Ugh…. OK, Bud, lets go… more blood…
More herbs of the same from the kit….
2:00 AM, “poo poo Mama.” Tears on my part… more bloody bowels on his part…
Repeat of herbs….
Walk down to the river with a flashlight to where my Mom and Dad are sleeping. Quick briefing delivered to my own Mom about the situation. Want to take him to the ER? Not yet, Mom… please give me 12 hours to try and see some improvement… back to bed with my little man.
4:00 AM, “poo poo Mama.” Still awake with worry from the last time… Not as much blood! Aaaaahhh… children recover so quickly! Tears of relief on my part… sleepiness on his part…
Repeat of herbs from kit….
7:00 AM, “poo poo Mama.” OK, lets go… a little blood with his bowels.
Repeat of herbs… OK, we might make it through this!!!!!
He slept pretty much the whole next day with a slight fever for which I placed wet wool socks followed by dry cotton socks on his feet to help drain out the heat. We both snuggled and caught up on missed sleep from the night before. At 5 PM, “poo poo, Mama.” Heart racing on my part in anticipation of what I will find in the toilet… wipe, look in bowel…. whew! Perfectly formed, blood free stool! Many tears of relief on my part!
It was right then and there that I realized this precious little home health care kit I had with me and had been invited to help birth was a priceless gem and immediately needed to be circulated worldwide to every single person with a child in the entire world! I would make it my mission to help other moms and dads feel as empowered as I did in that moment!: that I could trust myself and my son and the wonderful gift of natural medicine!
I suppose this is a ridiculously intense story for a first entry on a blog. With that being acknowledged, being a mom is ridiculously intense sometimes, too! Trying to do the right thing by our children… deciding what IS the right thing for our children… trusting ourselves and our children to know what is right! It all feels HUGE and all encompassing sometimes! I love knowing I am not alone in those feelings and that somehow, it will always turn our right in the end.
I am so grateful to my son for reminding me of the power of natural medicine even though I am sure it aged me a few years that night! It was well worth it to become so invested in sharing the true, ultimate gift of healing our children at home.
I also realize that I am on an extreme end of the spectrum with my willingness to rely on herbs in this example. Please know that I am probably the only person I know who would have asked for 12 hours to take care of this situation without medical intervention! The other end of the spectrum is using natural medicine at home as an adjunct to speed healing while using Western medicine which is one of the goals of our sweet little company. We love knowing that we can cater to all levels of experience/inexperience, comfort/discomfort and interest is natural health care.
We invite you to begin your journey of becoming more experienced, more comfortable and more interested in natural health care especially within your own home! olakits.com