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Old 12-21-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Le menu for sick children

My younger son has been home all week with a fever. He does not talk very much in general so it is sometimes difficult to figure out what foods to present when he does not feel well.

Mandarin oranges with water or Gatorade usually go over well, but today he must have tired of the oranges as he only nibbled on them for 'brunch'. For the lunch menu, from left to right, he was presented with the remaining Mandarin oranges, mac & cheese, Tostitoes & Lay's chips, and peanut butter saltines drizzled with clover honey.

Requesting salsa, he settled for the Tostitoes.

What do you feed sick children when all you want is for them to eat something?

Tom

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Old 12-21-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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When my boy's were little, it was always ginger ale, toast lightly buttered, and saltines, thats about it. Rest and plenty of liquids is the key, or maybe some clear broth. Hope he feels better real soon.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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Have you consulted your pediatrician? He/she is the person that you should be asking.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:50 PM   #4
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Progress Baby Milk if it`s really bad, there`s also those nutriment drinks like a milk shake (body builders even drink them).

I would say though don`t let him exploit the situation (kids are good at that!).

but for now, give him whatever he likes, besides it`s Christmas soon :)
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:20 PM   #5
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A week seems a while. Ironchef has got the right approach. If you've already seen the paediatrician, how about trying a banana milkshake with some real banana and full-fat vanilla ice-cream and milk? Maybe he'd like chocolate power in it too? If he hasn't eaten right for a week, he needs calories, big time.
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:26 PM   #6
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there's always room for jello
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:41 PM   #7
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we follow something called the brat diet. ('bug was raised exclusively on this diet... )

actually b.r.a.t. is an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. easily digested foods.
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:42 PM   #8
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heh heh heh, Bucky. And you were raised on the B.A.D.D. diet - beer and Ding Dongs.

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