- Make him lemonade...the homemade kind with real lemons. Add a little raw sugar or honey to sweeten it, but keep it on the sour side. Of everything that he drinks today, this should constitute 80% of his intake. The lemondade should help his throat and help get his gut moving things along.
- He needs to take three of the Yin Chiao herbs, three times a day until he is all better. Both my son and I have taken these herbs in the past and have had good results with them.
- No ice cold drinks or cold foods until he is all better. Supposedly, cold foods affect the immune system. As a little side note...my son only had a low grade fever for a few hours yesterday afternoon...about two hours after I let him have a milkshake. Coincidence? You decide.
Well, I had him take his first dose of herbs before we left the office, and after eating lunch, he is already complaining that he is bored...which is a good sign!
Do your kids do that? Start complaining of boredom once they start to feel better? I guess it's because they can't have friends over, and can't go out and play just yet...so they are stuck in the house for the rest of the day while mom makes sure that whatever bug they caught is really gone and not just faking us all out.
So, we wait today. And tomorrow, if he is still complaining of boredom more than he is of his sore throat then I'll know to let him out into the wild again :)