Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm Sick. Try Elderberry.

I am totally the Katie Couric of baby bloggers, taking you guys inside my health care.  Well, not inside, literally, like Katie did, but close enough.

I have a bit of a cough, so that's me having the doctor listen to my breathing.  Mommy Chick thinks the doctor is kind of hot.  Do you know why?  Because that is Daddy Dude!  I bet I totally tricked you and you were hoping you were about to read about some sort of scandal.  See, even when I'm sick, I have a sense of humor.

DD was checking me out to see if I should go see my Monkey Baby Doctor.  DD is one of those doctors that moves around the bones in your back and neck. Weird, huh?  Sometimes MC wishes he was a plastic surgeon, so she could go all tranny looking like Heidi Montag.

But instead of injecting botulism in our faces, we have straight spines and live holistically hopped up on herbs and vitamins.  Our Monkey Baby Doctor is very holistic, too.  So right now, I'm taking elderberry.  Have you heard about it?  I won't bore you, but it is great for kicking viral infections.

This is the kind I take.  It's called Eldertussin Elderberry Syrup.  It's $9.99 for four ounces and it tastes like dessert.
Eldertussin Elderberry Syrup 4 Ounces

You can get other brands at natural health stores.  Just make sure it does not have echinachea (so says the Monkey Baby Doctor).   She says it can induce a “cytokine” storm (a domino affect of inflammatory hormones) that can make the illness worse.  I hate storms.

And don't do what MC did.  She didn't feel like going to the herb store to get our normal brand, so she grabbed some at the grocery store.  We got home with it and realized it is 40% grain alcohol.  Oops.

I'm off to rest now.  MC is exhausting me between steaming me in the shower and vaporizing me with essential oils.

Oh, here's a little gem I'll leave you with this afternoon:  I barfed on Piglet.  I think he's mad at me now.


  1. Thank you, Jen. I am drunk on boobie milk. MC is letting me nurse on demand and isn't given me any of that faux canned milk while I'm sick. I plan to stay latched on at least through the weekend.