Tag: sick kids

Sick child cured by Guitar Hero . . . maybe

My son has been sick here the last few days. He’s had a cough that sounds like a herd of opossum running around the race track with money on the line (I know this because I’ve seen them under our house. I lost almost $300 betting on them, too. But the corned beef sanchwiches were…

The LAST noise a parent wants to hear at night

There I was, lying in bed, just about to fall asleep around 1:30 after tossing, turning, reading, and watching TV throughout the evening. I was finally just relaxed enough to doze off. The house was quiet and still. Then a terrible sound broke through the darkness: BLEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!! It’s the sound every parent hates to hear…

I’m not a doctor, but I did stay at a . . .

For years, I’ve been told that I should have been a doctor. This has very little to do with my intellect or compassion or even applying a simple band-aid from time to time. Nope. This observation comes solely from the fact that I have horrendous handwriting. It’s pretty awful. But that’s honestly the only thing that even…

9 Reasons why your kid might not be the doctor’s favorite patient

I’ve been dealing with a sick kid all week. He’s got all the typical symptoms doctors look for before pronouncing judgment – cough, fever, waking zombie-like in the middle of the night, demanding a wide variety of drinks, and commandeering the tv so that you’re stuck watching Sponge Bob rather than something intelligent, like pro…

I’ve already got 8 dogs in the fire

As a former high school coach I used to cover used to say, “There ain’t nothing worse . . .” That’s the best way to describe kids being sick in the middle of the night. (He was actually talking about playing his team’s biggest rival, but that’s another story). And yes, there really ain’t nothing worse than…

I’m feeling sick – can you get me a taco?

We all want to teach our kids how to do the right things. How to act in different situations. But there are a few things I don’t want my kids to learn from me.At the top of that list would be what not to eat when you’re sick. I’m not sure how it’s happened, but…