Thursday May 1st, 2008
The only item that has not been thoroughly cleaned in our house is the carpet in Kayla’s room. As you know cleanliness is a very high priority. Unfortunately carpets are very unhygienic, harboring all sorts of fungi, bacteria, dust, mites, and who knows what else. Finally I am going to attack the carpet and get it thoroughly clean.
Her room is not large, probably 12 x 11. I decided that I wanted to do the carpet because a hired company will not go over the carpet repeatedly like I will. Plus, there’s a way to rent a carpet cleaning machine and get your carpets super clean. I use an enzyme cleaner that is natural with no added soaps or fragrance and made specifically for carpets. I use that with distilled white vinegar and water. Soaps and all that other stuff are not good because they leave residues on carpet fibers. Fragrances and chemicals also leave residues that are not needed, nor are they healthy. Instead I like to use white distilled vinegar mixed into the container of water. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant with the pH helping to keep colors in the carpet bright. Used as a rinse in laundry it will revive dull fabric. Enzymes break down different types of dirt, releasing them from carpet fibers. That the three major cleaners, water, white vinegar, and enzymes. Pretty simple. Enzymes are a cap full or as otherwise directed on container. Vinegar should be at least a full cup to one tank of water. Here is a link to a natural enzyme cleaner that has hundreds of good reviews.
When I clean the carpet, repeatedly going over an area. The water that gets sucked back up into the machine will get dirtier and dirtier. I dump it out and add clean water, vinegar and enzyme cleaner and continue cleaning. This is repeated over and over in one section at a time, until the water coming into the machine is and looks as clean as water from your faucet. Then you move onto the next section and repeat the same repetitions, section by section until the carpet is thoroughly cleaned. It took me all afternoon to get the carpet completely clean as described. The difference was beautiful. The carpet looked as if it was just installed.
Seeing the totally clear water gave me peace of mind.
My next project of the day is to try and figure out some of the prescriptions and how to administer them so that Kayla is not experiencing such stomach distress.
I had to wait until later in the day to go to our pharmacy and speak to the pharmacist about Prevacid and steroids. We are still having major problems and I need professional help. His directions were as follows; on an empty stomach take the Prevacid. Wait one hour, eat food and make sure some dairy is consumed, and then take the steroids. We shall see if this helps.
It is great going to the local drug store and getting free advice. The best time to go is late at night when they are not busy and then the pharmacist will spend a lot of time explaining things. Our CVS pharmacy is almost around the corner from us and the pharmacist has been so very nice to me. Its been such a blessing I cannot tell you. If you are in a similar situation check out your local pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist. You could have a hidden jewel right in your neighborhood who is willing to help.