what would you do if your child is sick?

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@xannebull (1793)
Philippines
September 17, 2009 6:40am CST
i am a worried mom right now because my child is sick, she is having fever, cough and colds. i let my friend massage her body to make her fell asleep well. tomorrow if she's till having a fever, then i would let the doctor check up her. i am always on her side watching her asleep and i almost had no sleep at all just make sure i could take care of her.
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@shuetyeng (146)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 09
Hello Xannebull, How are your girl doing? I hope she is getting well now. I am sure you are not the only worried mom in the world. I am a worried mommy too. When I first become a mother, I was nearly paralyzed by the worry. My baby girl was having rashes all over her face, when I was about to bring her to clinic, I worry till cried! So I truly understand your feeling now. Every time when my daughter fall sick/fever, I will make sure whether is she still eating well and plays actively? If she is, I will just feed her with the medicine and observe her every hour with thermometer. If her condition did not improved on the next day, for sure I will bring her to see doctor. I remembered her paedeatrician told me once that, if the child is still eats and plays well, meaning he is still feeling good and nothing much to be worried about. You have to take care yourself too, or else you are unable to take care of your daughter.
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
i think that being so over worried to children is part of being a mother. Why was your baby have rashes all over the face? My little child is now okay i really thank God for it. I always pray about my children's health because it's my weakness seeing them sick.
@pushkin69 (546)
17 Sep 09
hey there. You are doing the right thing so dont panic. Keep an eye on her and make sure she doesnt get any worse throughout the night. Sometimetimes these things go away as quickly as they arrive. If she goes downhill hen call the Dr out. Good luck.
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
thanks for the encouragement... my child now is better and i thank God for it. having my little sick is so frustrating for me because i don't like them being sick, it's as if i became sick too. i just pray a lot and thank God to be always with us.
@srganesh (6340)
• India
17 Sep 09
Do you have a thermometer at home?How much did it read on the fever of your child?If it is alarming,don't hesitate to visit a doctor.Meanwhile,complete rest and easily digestible foods can help her to remain at ease.Give her boiled water to drink and warm foods to eat.She will be better tomorrow.
@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
thanks for the advices srganesh,her fever reads 38 degree sometimes, but now she's fine and is active again. i really thank God that everything's alright now.
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
Go call your mother. I bet she knows best and have had a lot of experience regarding this things. Plus, you'll know that she'll be giving additional tender loving care for her grandchildren.
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
yeah you're right, mother knows best.that is why i ask her advices everytime my kids got sick. and so today she adviced me to have a soft body massage for my little girl before going to the doctor. and now i thank God that my baby is all right after those soft body massage.
@vingyan06 (2486)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 09
Hello Xannebull, I hope your child is recover by now. I am a worry mom like you too. Once my kids are sick, I will keep my two eyes on them. I will normally let them take the medicine and let them have a good sleep. Also need to make sure they take enough of fluids.
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
yeah that's right, water therapy will do. I also make sure that i give them water to drink always, it is always the advice of the doctors everytime a child has a fever,cold and cough.
@rosepedal64 (4188)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I wanted to check back in and see how the baby is doing. She is feeling better and did you have to take her to the doctor? Let us know how she is doing.
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
hello rose, thanks for being concern about my baby. My old friend who massages kids and adults gave my baby a soft body massage, she massages my little girl's body from head to toe,my little girl is turning 4 years old so it's okay for her to have a massage. the day after her massage, everything's fine, she doesn't have fever right now even her cold and cough is gone, we haven't even visited the doctor yet. I thank God that everything's fine now.. happy mylotting.
• United States
18 Sep 09
I am so glad to hear that she is doing better. You know I have never heard of the massage thing to work on the sick. I thank you very much for sharing that with me. I will check into that for my grandkids when they get sick..Nice information..Have a nice day..
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
hi rose, it's very popular here in the philippines. children got a body massage mostly from older people who knows massaging. it really helps a lot, especially if a child has been injured for being so hyper.
@prinzcy (32327)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 09
I don't have a child of my own but my younger brother is like my own son. If he's sick, I am the one that will be sleepless. My brother can't speak properly like a normal kid of his age so he can't really tell us about his pain (ie : where is it and how it feel) So if he has a fever, I'll let him sleep after taking some medicine. I use Kool Fever to help lower down the fever. If he's not fine by the next morning, I'll take him to the doctor.
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@xannebull (1793)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
why does your brother can't speak well? you're such a good sister... it's nice and good be just like a mother to your younger brother, it teaches you more how to take care of younger children.. i know that you will be a good mother someday...
@shia88 (4571)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 09
Hi Xannebull, Sad to hear that your girl is sick and Hope she will recover soon. I am also a worried mum like you. When my son falls sick, I can't sleep well the wholenight.I will wakup every hour to check on his body temperature and make sure he can sleep well throughout the night. When my son has fever, I will measure his body temperature every 2 hours and will use wet cold water to wipe through his body to bring down his fever. Actually there is a kinda of plaster whereby you can paste at her forehead to bring down her fever,at my place here called :bye bye fever.It is easily available at supermarket or pharmacies. Fever,cold and coughs are normal sickness among the kids. Do let your girl take her medicine on time and monitor her condition.If her fever is not getting improved by 2 days,consult with your doctor again. My son ever has high fever last year May and has to be hospitalized at his fever keeps up and down for 3 days, doctor suggested to admit my son to hospital for further check-up. Lucky after 2 days,his fever is down and no sign of malaria,dengue fever attacked. During the 3 nights stay at hospital, I can't sleep well as I am so worried about his condition. But I tell myself to be brave enough and I can't fall sick too as my son need me to takecare of him. Do take good care of yourself too !!
@rosepedal64 (4188)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I first want to say Im so sorry that your little one is sick..The main thing that you need to do right now is give her plenty of liquid. When she is running a fever she is using up the natural liquid in her body. You need to make sure that you are putting that back in. I agree with you if she isnt better than take her to the doctor.. I wish her and you the best. Let us know how she is feeling...