As much as I love the weather (cool and a bit windy), it’s usually the time that I get sick. Allergy and flu season suck!
I’ve been having allergic reaction with nature for the past three weeks and just this weekend, daughter caught a flu. She’s been sick since Friday night; colds, cough and high fever. She’s usually an active child even when she’s sick and during those times, it only takes her 2-3 days to fight it, with just the help of paracetamol.
This time she’s clingy, can’t get a decent sleep and is always crying. We brought her to her paediatrician and she prescribed her with two antibiotics for her flu and an herbal tablet to help with her nasal congestion. I love the herbal tablet, I gave her one as soon as we left the hospital and she’s been sleeping straight since then. She still have a lot of mucus when she sneezes but she can now breath through her nose. As much as I’d rather stick with herbal medicine, I know that we really need the help of antibiotics to get rid of her flu.
I’m just so glad that I can talk to my 5 year old daughter and make her understand that she needs to take her medicines. This is the first time she took antibiotics and it’s so bitter! *insert gagging noise here* I know because I taste everything I give my daughter. and that includes medicine. Una is such a trooper. She’s been taking her medication for 3 days now and no fever since yesterday. Yay!
Now it’s all about giving her lots of soup and fruits to get her energy back so she can attend the last two weeks of her nursery school.
I hope everything is well, health-wise or otherwise with your family.