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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

When Kids Are Sick

When I was a child and I got sick, my mom used to make a nightlong vigil at my bedside, checking my temperature every now and then, and giving me sponge bath when my temperature would rise.

Now I have kids of my own. My husband and I discovered how much toll a sick kid can wreak on his/her parents. After a bout of illness, the child is not the only one who loses weight, even his parents look like they have consumed weight loss pills as there is a noticeable loss of weight.

I realize that while my husband and I are both doctors and in theory know what to do when our kids get sick, when it occurs, we're simply dad and mom -- in the league of worried parents the world over, jumping at every little cough.

1 comments:

Joanne MV said...

Parents will be parents regardless of their profession ;)

Btw doc, not sure I tagged you with this -> http://www.joannemv.com/?p=27

Hope you can take time to do it. Thanks po! Ü