Today, my daughter/granddaughter stayed home from school. She was complaining of tummy pain and absolutely begging me to take her to the Urgent Care. Now, most parents would give in and take their child. Well not I! I am a firm believer that for something minor, it is best to try something natural first.
Now don't get me wrong. If I feel there is something major going on I will definitely take my child in for a medical consult. However, since she told me AFTER I called the school that her tummy still hurt and she had a nightmare about Chucky and her wrist hurt, I figured it was pretty safe to assume it was something minor. She had also been eating a lot of cheese and tortillas lately. (It's her favorite food). So I told her to stay in bed and I made her some hot tea with ginger root, peppermint and lavender.
The next thing I know I hear "MOOOOOM!!" I am frantic! I run to her room and she isn't in there. I look around in a panic and notice her bathroom light is on. I go to the bathroom and knock on the door. "Are you ok?" I ask. She yells "Come in! I need you to see this!" I immediately open the door and she points into the toilet.
Right there floating around is a baseball sized TURD! I mean this thing was ROUND! That had to be extremely painful to push out!
"Thats was the rock in my stomach mom, I feel better".
I cringed and said "Well, I am glad you got the rock out." and walked out of the bathroom. She is now playing with the dog and running around. That was at 9:00 am.
I should've sent her to school...
Moral of the story, hot tea with some good natural ingredients can help clean the pipes.