HELP I panic when kid gets nauseous

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Registered: 03-28-2009
HELP I panic when kid gets nauseous
Tue, 06-09-2009 - 8:58pm
HELP I'm wondering if any other parent freaks out when their kid gets nauseous?
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Registered: 12-04-2006
Thu, 06-11-2009 - 10:46am

I'm a nurse and what helps me even when they are throwing up and it stinks and chunks are flying, i just think of how bad they must be feeling and draw upon my own experiences when ever I was sick and puking.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 2:55pm
hello!! some people can handle sick kids, some cant. i have a cousin who will get sick right next to his kid if he has to clean it up. i have a pretty good stomach-and my kids dont get sick all that often. my dh is the same way. so i dont have any tricks i can give you. but... i would think that though if the thought is weighing on you when your kids are healthy and not in immediate danger of throwing up-i would talk to your doctor. like anything, if a fear is interferring with your life, you need to get it taken care of so you can function better. take care!!
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 12:21pm
One of the things that helps me is to keep reminding myself that I don't want to have to clean up two messes. I also breathe slowly through my mouth while I'm cleaning it up.