Monday, November 25, 2013

Today I Am Home With a Sick Kid

It seems like most winter holidays are greeted with sickness. It's not a tradition that I want to continue.

This weekend we were with family celebrating Aunt Angela's 40th birthday. Great Grandpa Kent, and Emerson were both there. Both of them have compromised immune systems. Grandpa Kent's is compromised because of his age, and Emerson's is compromised because of his genetic condition.

I felt bad when Isaak woke up with a fever this morning. He's been battling a cough. I didn't know if that was from the heater being on, allergies, or a cold. Isaak was crying because he didn't want to eat breakfast. He said he wanted to go back to bed. It is unlike our boys to turn down food. He laid down for an hour in bed. He watched Kung Fu Panda on the couch, then did his activity book. I tried little bits of food here and there. I don't like pushing for the boys to eat when they are sick though. It's more the liquids I push.

Little man wouldn't touch water. I don't know why, but I hardly want water when I'm sick to. It's the best thing for us though. I made some Jello, didn't let it set, and gave it to him to drink. He liked that. Then we tried some tea. He mostly drank that down. He had toast, applesauce and Cream of Wheat.

After lunch he fell asleep for a few hours.

To me sleep is the best medicine.

What kind of foods and drinks do you like when you are sick?

4 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Awww, I hope he feels better. My little one stayed home from school today, too, oddly enough. He had a slight fever and a nice, juicy cough. OTC medicine seems to be helping, so I am hoping it doesn't turn into anything other than the sniffles. I don't want him to be sick for the holiday.

Theresa said...

Poor guy! I hope he gets better soon! I don't like to eat or drink when I am sick either, but I do keep Gatorade stocked in the fridge as I dehydrate very easily when I am ill.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have always liked lime sherbert.

~ Noelle said...

poor thing.. hope he gets better soon... i know how it is to be sick over the holidays...
we try to drink anything that we can keep down when we are sick...
just plenty of rest and fluids are key

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