Saturday, August 18, 2012

You Can Call Me Dr. Mom, Medicine Woman

Remember those pesky nosebleeds of NG's that I mentioned?  The one's we tried to stop with surgery?  Well the surgery slowed them down but it didn't stop them.  Neither did the humidifier, nasal spray, Neosporin, or Vaseline that her ENT recommended we use.  At her last appointment he basically told us he was at a loss as to what to do next.  More surgery wasn't an option so he told me to make an appointment for a follow up in 6 weeks and he really hoped the bleeding stopped before we came back.

Last week I decided to take her nose doctoring into my own hands.  When I was growing up my grandparents had a tin of Rawleigh Antiseptic Salve, AKA: Rawleigh's Horse Salve.  They used it to doctor everything and everyone.  If the horse, cow, goat or dog had a sore or wound they were doctored with Rawleigh Antiseptic Salve (it isn't recommended for cats or they would've been on the receiving end of it too).  If a kid or adult had a sore or wound they were doctored with Rawleigh Antiseptic Salve.  In general it was almost as popular for curing what ailed you as a healthy dose of castor oil.

So I decided to shove some up NG's nose and see what happened...

We're now on day 6 of no nosebleeds!!  That's right!  For six whole days NG has walked and talked and watched television and read books and played with the pets and eaten meals and gone to sleep and done all of those other strenuous activities without having to take time out to stem the bleeding.  There are no words to express our excitement!!

And if at any time she or anyone else in the family(human or otherwise) should become afflicted by wounds, skin abrasions, minor cuts, chapped teats and udders, wire scratches, or saddle chafing I'm prepared to doctor them as well.

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