Sunday, February 24, 2008

I, Doctor

I can't wait until summer time. My oldest is in preschool, and she's always sick, which mean the other girls are always sick, as well. She gets a break of maybe a couple days before she's sick again. This week she had the flu. It hasn't reach the other girls yet. One thing that has helped Isabella (my oldest) is Zinc. It won't prevent a cold or make it disappear instantly, but it does shorten the duration of time for her to get over the cold. Isabella use to be sick for 2 weeks when she'd get a cold. Now, at the very first sign of a cold I'll give her Zinc lozenges and sometimes the symptoms disappear. If she does get a cold, it definitely helps to get rid of it faster. I've put a small portion of Airborn, Jr. in my other daughters water/juice since Isabella's got sick with the flu. So far, the other girls have not shown any symptoms. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will pass them up. For a cough, especially at night, Children's Mucinex really helps. With love, patience and some common sense, we can get our children through so much. I may be sleep deprived, but as long as I know my little ones are actually getting some sleep when they're sick (because, you know it's so hard for children to sleep when they're sick) it's just fine with me. Plus, I haven't planned to get a good night of sleep since being pregnant with my first child. I estimated about 20 years before I can get a real good night of sleep.

*I am not a doctor. I am a mom, taking care of my children. You should consult your doctor about any medical information or advice I give.

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