I had a very busy week…’know why? My darling daughter was sick for four days and I had to sub in a Kindergarten class today.
Sometimes, it is very depressing when our kids are sick. We don’t get much sleep at night. I myself keeps waking up checking my darling daughter’s temperature every couple of hours. When she is coughing at night, I wake up also and try to soothe her coughing. I feel restless. I worry a lot.
Her congestion is not too bad this time, though. I am relieved about that. No severe nosebleeds either. We are keeping ourselves as healthy as possible because of the flu season and I heard many cases of it this year. Last winter was quite a challenge for us, health wise.
There are also absences at school due to sickness. Teachers are getting the flu. Some students go to school even though they are not feeling well. They should rest at home for three days, at least, if they are coughing and running a fever. I just feel bad hearing some kids coughing non-stop in the classroom. 🙁
Home remedies to soothe the cough and colds are not that difficult. I always give my child freshly made lemonade or Calamansi juice daily. At night, before going to bed, I rub Vicks Vapor Rub on her back. I put a little amount of Petroleum Jelly in her nostrils and spray Saline Nasal Spray to keep her nose moisturized because she is prone to nosebleeds. The linings in her nose are thin. Our humidifier runs full blast overnight. It helps keep the moisture in the air (humidity) in her bedroom. My husband and I keep this routine every night diligently. I think it is effective.