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Old 09-11-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: In my own little corner... sittin' in Jax FL
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So my almost 5 yo DD ended up in my bed at 4:30am. "Mommy! You forgot my medicine last night!" I tried to wake up enough to figure out what medicine. She just had a scratchy voice last night but I attributed that to maybe being at the kids program at church last night. Well now she was barking like a seal and complaining of a sore throat.

Well I didn't have anything specifically for sore throats and I figured that it was too late in the sleep time to give her nighttime cold medicine. So I gave her one of those sore throat soothing, vitamin C boost lollipops. (Imagine her delight!) She sucked on it until it was gone then went to sleep around 5:00am.

I decided to keep her home from PreK today and my husband took the other children to their school.

She is still asleep at almost 11am. I have checked on her numerous times and she is breathing fine. She does cough once in a while but mostly she's just sleeping.

Would you wake her? If so, when? When she does wake up, I plan on offering chicken noodle soup and maybe some OJ.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Boerne area
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never wake a sleeping kid!!!

give motrin or tylenol for sore throat, nothing more specific needed.

my youngest threw up until dry heaves last night at 2am. Ug.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Sleeping is important to an ill child.Let your DD get her rest and good sleep, but do give her antibiotics when she wakes up, at least what previous posted recommened. Chicken noodle soup always an excellent choice. Hope she gets better.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Think about allergy medicine - my little ones have terrible fall allergies and the drainage (yum) kills them and makes their throats so yucky and then it develops into the cough
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: In my own little corner... sittin' in Jax FL
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Thank you, everyone!

She woke up at 11:05am. She said, "Mommy! I'm awake. I need that medicine lollipop." haha So she has one, then she'll have chicken noodle soup and maybe a rest.

I'll be on later as she wants to cuddle.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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You're doing good, mom

Unless she was showing signs of struggling with breathing or had a high temp, let her sleep!!!!!!!!!!! It was her body's way of trying to fight off whatever was bugging her.

She's going to bounce back very quickly b/c #1) you took care of her basic needs with love, common sense & compassion #2) she got sleep
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