this month started with kaila in the hospital. last may, she was in the hospital for some viral infection and this time, she was hospitalized because of pneumonia. she had a cough for a week and persistent fever, the reason why we had to admit her to the hospital. the experience was very stressful for kaila and i. first because august and september are peak seasons in hospitals, so we had no room to stay. we had to go transfer to another hospital, was admitted but had to share the room with three other patients. imagine a small room packed with sick children, their parents, and other visitors. then, everytime nurses would come to check kaila’s temperature, she would cry. then, every time we had to nebulize her, she would also cry. i barely had sleep, and her dad too.
kaila’s ok already, but we had take home meds that she will have to take for a week. this is another cause of stress for both of us because i am always having a hard time having her take her medicines. i have tried every possible way to get her to take her meds but to no avail. we always end up forcing her to take her meds, and then she would vomit the meds after. i have searched the internet for some tips on how to get toddlers to drink their medicines. will try all of these and find out if these will be effective for kaila (crosses fingers).