Daughter has Pnuemonia, I have Bronchitis. I Need Advice!
Pneumonia - 4 year old

Daughter has Pnuemonia, I have Bronchitis. I Need Advice!

by Alicia on April 27, 2011 in New posts, Personal

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Daughter on breathing treatment

I am exhausted.  I want to go to bed but I can’t.  I have two kids to take care of, a house to keep, and work to do.  On top of all of that, one of my kids, my 4 year old, has Pneumonia and I have Bronchitis.  WHYYYY?  I don’t have time for this and I feel terrible for my daughter.

The poor thing is coughing, stuffy, runny, hot, cold, tired, hyper.  She doesn’t know which way to turn, what to eat, or drink, or when to open and close her eyes.

This is one of those days when I’m so grateful that I work from home.  At least I’m able to take care of my kids when they’re sick but it can be very difficult to take care of myself.  The kids just don’t understand that Mom needs some down time when she’s not feeling well and so it doesn’t happen, then I get all cranky by about 2pm.

What do you do when both you and your child are home sick? Do you plant yourselves on the couch and watch TV all day?  Do you try to find things to do like coloring books, stickers, etc?
I’m curious!  Please tell me in the comments below.  Thanks!

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

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cate November 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

Hey, way late posting here, but my son has bronchitis right now, is home from Pre K, my 2 year old daughter isn’t sick but I had to keep her home from her library class since ds can’t go out..ugh. it ruins my whole routine that i worked so hard to establish!


Rosey April 28, 2011 at 7:34 am

No advice, but tons of empathy! I hope you’re both feeling better soon.


barbara wright April 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Good luck! That sure brings back awful memories. We have a sofa bed in our family room. When I was sick at the same time as the kids, I used to open it up, put on fresh sheets, and then we’d lay there all day and watch TV. They always thought it was special because only guests got to sleep on that couch, and it was a break from being in their own bed all day.

Also, if you don’t have Sudacare Nighttime Vapor-Plug or the Vicks equivalent, I’d run out and get it! You wouldn’t believe how fast it eases the tension in your chest and helps you breathe. Amazon sells it here: http://www.amazon.com/Sudacare-Nighttime-Vapor-Plug-Waterless-Vaporizer/dp/B002A13HNO/ref=dp_cp_ob_hpc_title_0

Just be careful with the little pads – it REALLY stings if you get it on your hands and then rub your eyes.


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