Now I understand why my mother was so awful to me when I was sick as a kid. It's TOUGH to be empathetic with an irrational child. My mom's solution was to tell me it was all in my head, though, and I don't want to do that to my kids. I just wish I was magic and could make her pain go away. I sincerely believe that it is real, I just don't know how to help her.
p.s. still no fever at all.[/QUOTE]
Aw, hugs to you!!!
I,too, have a dd who is irrational/illogical when sick. It is VERY difficult for me to stay calm and nurturing. Do your best, that's all you can do.
In addition to what Tanya(?) said, i would like to suggest something that has worked for all of us-dh, me, dd, and ds.....
I cut an onion in half, put a little olive oil in a skillet, warm the onion in the skillet till it is very warm. Wrap warmed onion in a cloth(test on wrist, just like formula bottles are tested) and place on ear till it cools. Re-do with a good 30-45 mins in between applications. I always do a lymphatic massage(like Tanya said?) afterwards. I massage in ONE direction-from JUST behind the ear, DOWN TOWARD the neck. LET UP on pressure when bringing your fingers back up to behind the ear-you are moving the lymphatic system, and you want it going from EAR TO NECK, NOT NECK TO EAR. Just lighten up on the pressure of fingers when you are going bac k up. Hope I make sense....
I pray she is feeling better soon!!
Me-The sad thing about truth, is that it has the ability to repel people.