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    Sick Days with Kids



    Both of mine are home today. They both have ear infections. On top of that, my son has croup and my daughter has pink eye.

    This is the first time they've both been home sick. What are some of things you parents do when they're both home sick?
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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

    It's been my experience that when kids are sick, the key is to keep them from being uncomfortable (at least as much as possible). Fever meds etc.
    If that can be accomplished, they generally don't have much energy, so it's video time.





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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

    Meds are already in play.

    And by default, it's been nothing but a movie marathon so far. Seems to be helping.
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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Both of mine are home today. They both have ear infections. On top of that, my son has croup and my daughter has pink eye.

    This is the first time they've both been home sick. What are some of things you parents do when they're both home sick?
    My son has strep right now. He's just relaxing on the couch.

    Lots of fluids is what we always try to do.


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    Chicken soup, love and TV.
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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

    Wishing you the best HR! That's a tough thing to deal with.
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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Both of mine are home today. They both have ear infections. On top of that, my son has croup and my daughter has pink eye.

    This is the first time they've both been home sick. What are some of things you parents do when they're both home sick?
    Not sure of the age of your children, but Pedialyte freezer pops (or homemade Gatorade popsicles for that matter) are a win-win:

    1) the kiddos think they're getting a treat
    2) you're keeping them hydrated.

    As for the ear infection, I swear by this...

    Take a cup or two of uncooked rice or coarse sea salt and put it in a white tube sock. Tie a knot in the sock to keep the rice or salt in, and heat it in the microwave for a minute or so, checking the temperature to ensure that it is warm, but not too warm.

    Apparently, if you use salt, it helps to draw out moisture in the ear. I don't know if I buy that, but the warmth helps regardless.

    Good luck!





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    Re: Sick Days with Kids

    Thanks everyone!

    It was actually quite an easy day. Kids were very mellow, drank a ton of water and took massive naps.
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