How long do you baby them when they are
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|Mon, 01-19-2004 - 8:53pm|
My girls will take being sick and run with it if I let them. My oldest dd can turn a headache into a three-day deathbed scene. You should see her if she throws up. She screams, cries and throws up at the same time while she is begging for help.
I try my best to be sympathetic, but come on, enough is enough. When they first get sick I immediately take their temperature, give them the appropriate medicine, get them comfortable. But if they have no fever, no cough and have stopped throwing up after a lengthy pause, when do you start pushing them to be normal?
My oldest son on the other hand never tells me when he feels bad until he drops. Then, at the first chance he is back on his feet same as normal. My youngest boy is the same way. He has been really sick before and never complained, whined or cried. He had a horrible case of pneumonia last year and was so tough about it.
My youngest daughter complains that she is ALWAYS sick. Every day she has a stomach ache or headache or sore throat or "broken" arms, legs, elbows, knees. I can't tell if she is really sick until she throws up or runs a fever. I have asked my pediatrician about it and she says they are all normal. I wonder if Bekah (6) is ALWAYS sick because she needs more attention? She is my third born.
Anybody else have girls like this? Is it a girl thing? I thought that only grown men behaved this way. LOL!