It's sometimes not so easy, especially when working with medical personnel, to stand your ground and root for something you believe in but I was proud of myself for doing that today. The discussion centered around a COPD patient. When the nurse listed 4 separate essential oil cremes he was using, I piped up and told her we could easily make him an inhaler stick that he could open and sniff whenever he felt the need and it would get into his system faster than the cremes. She seemed hesitant and deferred to the doctor whose response was, "I'd need to see the carrier mechanism." I asked him what he meant by that and he explained he needed to see what was used to make it an aerosol. That's when I got the chance to explain that it's not an aerosol at all. He asked to see an example and after thoroughly checking it out he decided it could be used for his patient. I love having aromatherapy validated like that!
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.