Tending a sick kid is not easy. My son has colds since last week and then I got mine just yesterday. It’s very hard to wake up in the middle of the night to take care of him if he cannot sleep due to his colds when I am also sick. I wanna sleep more but I just can’t because I know Elijah is not feeling well.
My son doesn’t like medicines of any kind, be it liquid or tablet. When he is sick I do not bring him to a doctor because I know he will not take any of the prescribed medicines. What I do is I give him plenty of water/liquid throughout the day, I also bring water in the bed side so he can drink enough water before we sleep and when he wakes up in the middle of the night. I also cook soup or stew to make him feel better. We all know what soup can do to help a sick person. As much as possible I want him to stay out of sweet food such as gummy bears and doughnuts as much as possible. We have to sleep every afternoon and try to sleep very early at night.
When he’s sick, I have to give everything he wants so he won’t be cranky. Being sick is not cool and just like us adults, kids also feel what we feel when we are sick.