The Princess and the Kool Fever Patch
For the first time since she was born, Sofie had a flu. It came with cough and colds in the likes I have never seen her have, ever since she was a baby. She has always been a healthy baby and we are grateful for that. Last week though, after grocery shopping with hubby she ran a fever of 38.5 and later on a 39 which never happened before, even when she got her vaccines. Its funny how I was so in control when my brother and mom died, but I was so out of my element when my kid had a fever. Hubby was very helpful, he left work for a day to spend time with us, in case things got worse. Which thankfully did not.
Getting her to drink her M-E-D-I-C-I-N-E was a battle. When we used a spoon she sent it flying across the room in seconds. We tried to use a dropper and syringe, forcing it down and blowing on her face to make her swallow. We even tried the surprise attack, my husband would distract her with a song, I'll come up from behind like a mugger. Not.a.very.good.scene! We finally resorted to using a bad college party trick - we spiked her drinks. Milk, fruit juice, water, you name it! It made us feel like hooligans, but it was the only way of making her drink her meds.
Oh and the sign that she is a true princess, she only puts on a Kool Fever patch if you tell her it's a crown.