I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a baby
when I get sick, like I have been this afternoon and tonight.
You know the feeling – clogged sinuses, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, fever
, gurgling insides, coughing and a headache. One minute you’re chilled; the next too warm
. Light hurts the eyes. Noise hurts the ears. You’re hungry, but the thought of food makes your stomach feel queasy. The concentration is impaired so watching TV or reading is out. Oh, woe is me. Sniffle, sniffle.
I don’t get a cold often, maybe once every few years and I don’t enjoy the feeling. I like sleeping
but when all you can do is get out of bed for a few minutes at a time, the life of leisure wears thin real fast. Part of me wants to continue at my normal pace of getting things done but the energy simply isn’t there to do more than shuffle from the bedroom to the bathroom to the kitchen and back to the bedroom. It’s frustrating. I know, poor, poor baby.
How about you? When you’re under the weather do you want to simply be left alone in your misery or do you want someone else to help make things better? Do you want to fend for yourself or be waited on?
What suggestions or home remedies can you offer to ease the suffering? The obvious is hot tea with lemon and honey.
Any other ideas to help a baby cope?