In The Beginning

You can read many articles from “experts” about the benefits of negative ions and benefits of adding moisture into dry air in your home. These experts are knowledgeable and use big 15 letter words to describe their results of actual use of mist generators in classrooms, airducts in company lounges, and so on. But they probably have never had a child to suffer from bronchitis. I have, and this is my story of how I learned of the many benefits of a Cool Mist Humidifier aka Misting Fountain

My son William was born in 1983 in a little town in east Texas called Fairfield. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT always warm in Texas, at least not in East Texas. Every year when it turned cool enough to use heat on, my son would eventually start this congestion thing, stuffy nose, and that awful tight cough. Nothing helped, no matter what I did. I put Vicks Salve on his chest, back, temples, bottom of his feet, shoot, my son practically bathed in Vicks Sa
cure the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, COPD, allergies, migraines, and more with a mist fountainlve! and none of the OTC cough and congestion meds helped. So off to the Drs we’d go.

The winter Will was 5 years old, I took him to the Drs every 6 weeks! Doc said my son had bronchitis and prescribed the pink stuff for 14 days. VIOLA! cough and congestion was gone! Then the pink stuff ran out and bronchitis returned. Back to the Drs again, pink stuff, 14 days, cough and congestion gone, pink stuff gone, cough and congestion back, back to Drs, pink stuff, 14 days, VIOLA! cough & congestion gone. I mean really, this went on and on in a seemingly endless circle! I took Will to the Drs 5 times [maybe more?]that fall and winter due to extreme symptoms of bronchitis, cough and congestion. Doc even gave my son shots to break up his congestion, but, shots wear off too.

Then a friend of mine asked me if I’d ever tried a Cool Mist Humidifier. No I had not tried one. I’d never even heard of them! But I was willing to try anything. So off to the local dept store and there they were, Cool Mist Humidifiers!
I purchased my new find and 3 extra filters. I crossed my fingers, filled the humidifier with water, and set it beside of Wills bed that night, every night, and even kept the mist humidifier going all day to replace lost moisture. Later I learned that all heating and air conditioning took humidity out of the air. Within a week I could tell a BIG difference in my sons health! I kept using the misting humidifier until he was completely over his symptoms of bronchitis. I THOUGHT he was cured. HAH! Within a couple weeks of not using this new discovery of mine, MY SONS BRONCHITIS SYMPTOMS WERE BACK. Stupid move mom. I learned I had to continually put moisture back into the air. I used a cool mist humidifier every year, every day, and my son NEVER suffered from the symptoms of bronchitis again.
Of course I did have to purchase new cool mist humidifiers every year or 2 because the filters would no longer be made for the model I had. So a new, updated style with more expensive filters was purchased again and again. But when your childs health is at stake, you’ll spend it, right? I knew what my child was going thru with that awful bronchitis cough, because I had the same symptoms when I was growing up. I knew how bad it hurt my head, chest,
and ribs from the constant coughing, and the sleepless nights, because of…….”bronchitis cough

Tabletop Mist Fountain,cool mist humidifier


I used traditional cool mist humidifiers for years. Then about 6 or 7 years ago I seen this new thing called a Misting Fountain. I watched as the mist flowed from this mist fountain and I thought “Hey! That does the same thing that cool mist humidifiers do!” Except– misting fountains are decorative and much nicer to look at than the cool mist humidifiers that I had been buying for years, and they didn’t use filters! PERFECT! So I bought a decorative cool mist humidifier, aka Misting Fountain, and have used them since then. Mist Fountains replace moisture and create negative ions just like those ugly humidifiers that I had to replace every couple of years.

When I decided to go into business myself via ‘internet store’ or website, I found I should be an expert at what I wanted to sell in order to be successful. After weeks of racking my brain trying to think of something, ANYTHING, that I was an expert at, I was about to give up! Then right in front of me was my hanging mist fountain, just standing there misting away and filling my home with all that moisture! Soothing my dry skin and hair along with all the other benefits I had learned these fountains provided, plus they are very unique decor! and it hit me [finally] ahah! I have my item! and was born

My son is now 26 years old and even though that dr said he would outgrow his bronchitis, he was wrong! SHOCK!! My son doesn’t use his misting fountain as often as he should, but when cool weather comes he uses his mist fountain daily. Wills 6 year old son Riddick also has bronchitis with the same cough and congestion that Will and I both had/have, so Will always makes sure that his mist fountain is working and filled with clean water, for his son. Family Tradition?????

My son Will, w/his son Riddick


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peggy Wellington
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 19:00:23

    Iam looking for fountain replacement parts. Where do I find them?


  2. MountainHigh
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 08:39:49

    Hi Peggy, it all depends on what fountain part you need. What is it you are looking for?
    I have some parts left, but if I don’t have what you need I may know where you can get it.
    Thanks, Sandara


  3. Judy Cole
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 16:27:09

    Hi Sandara:
    Misplaced your card..was going to call you. I think I need misters…mine are not making mist any more and I have changed the discs… Please call me ——— as I need to get more to keep my misters going…thanks


    • MountainHigh
      Oct 31, 2010 @ 19:00:21

      Hi Judy, good to hear from you. But as you can see, is now blog and not a store, and I’ve sold out of most fountain parts. I’ve been sick and not on pc at all! but I’ll give you a call tomorrow.


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