As Parents We Suffer More...

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
October 19, 2015 9:33am CST
One of my twin daughters has a little fever since last night and its killing me slowly. I bathed her last night and let her sleep on my chest and she cooled down a bit but had me up all night coughing and tossing and turning. Sometimes I wish I could absorb her pain and sickness and deal with it myself and its hard to see your child in pain or in discomfort. As parents we tend to suffer more for them wishing we could do something to make them feel better but we cant. My wife is making her cup noodle soup now and giving her gatorade to keep her hydrated. Later when I get home im going to give her more medicine and im going to buy her vitamins to help her get better faster. Do you suffer too when your child is sick?
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• United States
19 Oct 15
Oh yes I feel your pain. My heart breaks when my son gets sick and I do everything in my power to make him feel better. With a fever, all you can do is keep them cool and hope the fever breaks soon. Hope she is feeling better.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
19 Oct 15
Yeah I can wait to go home for lunch to smother her with kisses and hugs
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@nanette64 (17098)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Oct 15
I know what you mean @BACONSTRIPSXXX . My daughter once had a temp of 105. For 7 straight hours, I'd break the fever and it would rise again. I finally had to take her to the hospital where she stayed for 3 days. She was only 4 years old at the time. It was pretty scary.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
19 Oct 15
My daughter is 4 years old too and if she doesnt get better by the time I get home at 5 pm im going to take her to the doctor
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
20 Oct 15
Oh my goodness that is a high temp for a child, hope she was okay after coming home from the hospital.
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@nanette64 (17098)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Oct 15
@Marcyaz Thankfully she was. She's 45 now and full of spit and vinegar. lol
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@Rollo1 (16653)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Oct 15
It's very hard to see a chiled sick and it's worrisome to have one with a fever. The good thing is that fevers are not so bad when they get older. When they are little, though, fevers can run very high.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
20 Oct 15
Yeah she was on 103 but thank god she slept through it and woke up fine today!
@WorDazza (9818)
• Manchester, England
19 Oct 15
It doesn't get any easier as they get older either. My 'kids' are aged 22 and 19 and I'd still gladly swap places with them whenever anything is going wrong in their lives. Once a parent, always a parent!
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
19 Oct 15
Very true, I know this is only the begining, Im trying to stay positive about it all
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
20 Oct 15
Yes, you are right as a parent, we suffer more than our children, specially when they are unwell. Bringing up small kids (that too twins in your case) is not an easy task. It requires lots of courage and patience to take care of them. It is, therefore, said that bringing up a child is most difficult task in our life. Don't worry children are prone to sickness and they get unwell off and on. We as a parent should take care of them and provide them best medical attention. We wish your daughter speedy recovery.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
20 Oct 15
very true we don't like to see our children suffering and wish we could take their suffering on ourselves.
• India
20 Oct 15
Very much than ours illness. I wish I could take all bad coming to my child. Don't worry and take care of your daughter, she will be fine soon.
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@dodo19 (31933)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Oct 15
No doubt about it. I don't like it when my kids get sick or get hurt. It really makes me sad, when this happens. Although thankfully it doesn't happen often with my kids. I hope your daughter feels Berger soon.
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• United States
20 Oct 15
I hope she is doing better, as a parent, you will see many things, and when it involves your children, it does hurt when you feel you can't do a thing.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
20 Oct 15
Yest thank god! My Baby woke up feeling alot better today!
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• United States
25 Oct 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX , great news
@1creekgirl (9899)
• United States
19 Oct 15
You sound like a very good daddy. Most parents would gladly take their child's illness on themselves. It's hard to see them hurting.
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@gudheart (12758)
20 Oct 15
I agree, they are lucky to have such a great caring father :D
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
20 Oct 15
@gudheart Aww thanks, My baby is all better now thank god!
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@jstory07 (65385)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Oct 15
Yes I always worried about my children when they were sick. I would have rather have been sick myself.
@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
20 Oct 15
We would rather be sick ourselves than have our children sick.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
19 Oct 15
Its obvious that parents are the most important persons to whom diseases to children affects the most
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@inertia4 (27385)
• United States
21 Oct 15
I hate seeing my kids sick. It is not a good feeling. I totally understand where you're coming from. I always wished I could take their illness away for them. But like you said, that is something we cant do. But we can help them get better. I hope your daughter feels better soon.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
21 Oct 15
Thanks and yes she is back to normal now!
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@inertia4 (27385)
• United States
23 Oct 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX That good news. I am happy she is fine now. One thing to remember with kids, they are very resilient. They are much better than we are when they get sick. they do heal faster. But it still hurts us.
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
you are a very good and responsible father. usually fathers worry about their kids but not all will do all those extra things like bathing her and putting her to sleep especially if the mom is around. when i was still single, i know that all parents have this feeling that whenever their kids are sick, they will also feel sad too. It is only until now when i have my own baby that i fully realize and feel the real meaning of it. When my baby gets hurt or cries, i feel "panicky" inside and sometimes would feel so sad.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
20 Oct 15
I agree, I left work early yesterday and dedicated my afternoon to making her feel better, I bought her ice cream and pizza and she slept the fever off and woke up fine today!
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX i am glad to hear your daughter is fine now :) keep up the good work as a caring and loving daddy
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@Rosekitty (19445)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Oct 15
yes it does hurt to see your child, no natter the age sick or having problems....you wish you could take it from them.. Darling daughters you have
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
20 Oct 15
exaclty, id rather suffer for them
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@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 17
Yes ots so hard tyo wathyour kids suffer and noit be ableto holep yhou wish you could takle thjeir pionfor yurself so that they wouilld not suffer.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
20 Oct 15
If she isn't better soon you should take her to the doctor to see if she has the flu. It is always hard to see your child sick.
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@gudheart (12758)
20 Oct 15
I am not a parent but I find it so hard seeing my nephew and nieces ill. It can be heart breaking.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
20 Oct 15
@BACONSTRIPSXXX,My parents forget sleeping whenever I am in trouble.My trouble is theirs.They leave no stones unturned to help me out of it.
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@vickyrose (1991)
• Canberra, Australia
19 Oct 15
Yes, we learn the skill of nurturing our children and make life as easy, peaceful and happy for them. My children are grown up now, but I know how you feel, I've been through it myself.
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@Fleura (7112)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
It is hard, you just want to make everything better for them and of course you can't. I hope she is better soon.
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