Why Send Her Home Sick?

I am grocery shopping at Walmart with the four year old, cell is on silent while I am in the store because I am sure no one wants to hear the Red Solo Cup song over and over, yes I get texts a lot – some days. They also would hear the Facebook alert notification quite frequently which is one of two different songs because my cell phone is funked up.

K-man and I did the grocery shopping and I picked him up a clearance flashlight Cars brand toy of some sort for like $4, then we checked out and got to the car. Then I decided to check my cell phone. There it was, my daughter’s school number. They had called only moments before I looked and had left a voicemail. I listen to the voicemail and here we go … the daughter has a fever and needs to be picked up from school.

I go get the daughter, thinking she has this high fever and is all sick, but in reality she has a temp of 99.2 and is seriously moody as all heck because God forbid she gets sent home. She is a worrier by nature and gets totally stressed out lately – I love these tween hormones – so much fun!

We get home and she checks her temp, yup 99.1 and sits there complaining about how she shouldn’t have been brought him, she isn’t sick .. yadda yadda yadda. Then I hear her, in my room, coughing up a freaking lung. She sounds HORRIBLE, seriously AWFUL, but she isn’t sick mind you. Not at all. And to top that off, she isn’t coughing?! Ummm dude you could hear that cough in China, no joke.

The thing was that we were suppose to go to the hospital and meet the new addition to our family – Baby Olivia, my sisters first child after having been told she would never have kids. A sick Ki can not go meet her new baby cousin, no way, no how. It is not something worth risking at a hospital or anywhere there is a newborn baby. Ki was upset and convinced herself she wasn’t coughing and wasn’t sick. I took forever explaining to her why she is technically “sick” even if she doesn’t “feel sick”.

Tears in her eyes, she was so upset she couldn’t meet her new cousin (and only cousin on my side of the family), but she will meet her soon enough I reassured Ki that she can meet her Monday night if all goes well and she is no longer sick. I had no words that would work to alleviate her stressed out mind over not being able to meet her cousin and having so much work to do and all that was on her mind. This girl is only 10 years old but the things she worries about drive me to tilt my head and grab a hold of her to give her a big hug.

I am seriously debating to just leave her a school next time, if that were even an option. Quarantine this kid in a room and let her do her school work because if you send her home all she is going to do is feel stressed out over all the work she will have to make up.

There you have it, now Miss Ki is sick with a bad cough and low grade fever. Hopefully this all passes and I do not get it. I can not afford, handle, have time to get sick … not one moment!

When Sickness Takes Over

Oh my goodness, I have spent the last few days getting sick off and on and now I have developed a horrible cough. The joys of having children and being around one that is in school. It seems they bring everything home. I always get a mild version of whatever the kids get.

They had sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and stomach aches. I got the itchy eyes, exhaustion and now a cough.

I am just going to sit around and recoup but I do have some reviews and giveaways scheduled to go live, hope you will stop by and read them while I get better!


PediaCare Children’s Products Review

It’s that time of year, cold and flu season! I swear every time my school age daughter hits school this time of year it seems the cold hits our house! Sneezing, coughing, stuffy nose, etc it’s just something to expect come Winter time in NH or pretty much everywhere! That is where PediaCare® products come in handy!

Confused about cold/flu medicines for children? Introducing an expanded line of safe and effective medicines from the trusted brand for children, PediaCare® – with and without acetaminophen — for children and infants — that addresses most sick-child situations: cough, cold, allergy, flu, congestion, fever and pain. Product offerings, in kid-pleasing flavors, match the formulations of other recalled brands and are arriving in stores just in time for the cold/flu season. In particular, PediaCare® Infant and Children’s fever and pain reducers are a great solution for moms wanting a branded acetaminophen alternative.

What Happily Blended Family Thinks

I am not a huge “give my kids lots of medicine” kind of mother, however, at times it’s best to provide your child with the comfort they need to sleep a well rested night or to alleviate cold and flu symptoms to allow your child to be comfortable. When I go to the store to purchase medicine for this cold and flu season time of year I usually prefer a brand name versus the store alternative. PediaCare® has been a common brand in my home and so I was very excited to receive two of their products for my medicine cabinet this time of year!

New Products from PediaCare with Acetaminophen:

  • PediaCare® Children’s Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever (cherry or grape flavor; ages 2-11)
  • PediaCare® Children’s Fever Reducer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold (ages 6-11; okay for ages 4 & 5 with dosage directed by pediatrician)
  • PediaCare® Children’s Fever Reducer Plus Cough & Sore Throat (ages 6-11; okay for ages 4 & 5 with dosage directed by pediatrician)
  • PediaCare® Children’s Fever Reducer Plus Flu (ages 6-11; okay for ages 4 & 5 with dosage directed by pediatrician)
  • PediaCare® Children’s Fever Reducer Plus Cough & Runny Nose (ages 6-11; okay for ages 4 & 5 with dosage directed by pediatrician)

New Infant Products from PediaCare with Acetaminophen:

  • PediaCare® Infant’s Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever Drops (dye free, cherry or grape flavor; as directed by doctor for under 2)

Learn more about PediaCare and see a list of available products on www.pediacare.com

Disclosure: I received Pediacare® Products for free. All opinions are based on my past and present experience with PediaCare® products.

Top 10 Tuesday Reasons I Don’t Like Sickness

Top 10 Tuesdays

  1. Lack of sleep for Mama and the sick kids.
  2. Children not happy no matter what you do.
  3. No medicine to make them sleep better.
  4. Runny noses wiped all over their cheeks.
  5. Kleenex everywhere you can imagine in house (used Kleenex).
  6. The coughing and sneezing.
  7. The non-stop tummy ache that Mama can’t fix.
  8. Sleeping on the couch to be within arm reach of the sick children.
  9. Draining bank account to buy Motrin and Tylenol.
  10. Constantly worrying if they will be alright through the night with their high temps.
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CLOSED Symptom Pak Cold & Flu Review & Giveaway

symptom Pak cold and flu

I get to share with you a great product for this cold & flu season called Symptom Pak that offers all the medication one would need during the cold & flu.  The Symptom Cold & Flu Pak comes with five uniquely different medicines that treat your specific cold or flu symptoms! Each package of medicine comes with 30 tablets each.

So what’s included?

  • Acetaminophen 325mg
  • Phenylephrine 5mg
  • Dextromethorphan 10mg
  • Guaifenesin 200mg
  • Chlorpheniramine 2mg

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