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Old 01-16-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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My poor baby is sick

She is just weeks away from her first birthday and is just now getting sick for the first time. I feel horrible because I am the one who gave it to her. I know it is not my fault, but that won't stop me feeling awful. It is just a cold I think, but she has never felt anything like this and is not used to it. She just melted down a short while ago so I called the Dr. even though I knew exactly what she was going to say. Rachel seems to be doing much better right now and is acting like her normal happy self (singing, dancing, laughing, babbling, and just generally being happy and adorable). I just hope she stays this way as long as possible.

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Old 01-16-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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It's hard not to feel bad when the babies get sick GB.
Just love her a little extra today and you'll both feel better.
You're a good dad!

smiles and hugs, Trish
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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You always feel helpless when your child is sick. They can't tell you what they feel and you can't understand them.

Trish has the right idea.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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Oh no... Poor Rachel... let's hope she is on the way to her recovery, and don't be too hard on yourself GB... it happens... You are such a wonderful father!! Take good care of yourselves, it is a high influenza season, so keep up the guard!!
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:31 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I am giving her lots of fluids (as the doc recommended) and hugging her and kissing her and singing to her, but the singing might be making her feel worse
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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all the best to Rachel, I'm sure with the care of her father she will be as usual within a short time!
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:49 PM   #7
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You are doing a great job with Rachel, GB. I'm sorry she is sick. I hope she will be back to her normal little self soon. Think of it this way--she is building up her immunity. An occasional cold is good for you I think. I read about a study in Germany that showed that people who never catch cold (yes some people have never gotten one) appear to have a higher incidence of cancer. Weird, huh? I kind of see an occasional cold as a way for your body to filter out the gunk and to help you build your immunity up. I'm not a doctor, so I may be way off, but I don't think so.

Get better soon Rachel!

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seems to me you're doing just what your little Rachel needs..Poor little Carson had such a cold last week he would lay his head on my shoulder, then pick up his head, whimper and put it back down in a different spot..There is notheing worse than seeing your little angel miserable..There isn't much you can do, but hold them and give them fluids..Give beautiful Rachel a hug from all of us..and one for daddy too..Just be her daddy..Love is really what she needs..
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I'm sending you a big hug, GB! I now know how a parent feels when their baby's sick and can completely relate. As my mom kept telling me when Sofie had her cold a few weeks ago, you probably feel worse than she does! You're very lucky she's been so healthy up until now. I'm sure she'll be bouncing back to her old self in no time. Just remember what an awesome daddy you are!
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An Angel to look after Rachel Mae~

Daddy's always make things better, so take care of You too!
My Lil one always enjoyed an extra Bath for fun, on sick days.....oh yea, and extra "goodies" helped too!
Hope you both feel better soon.
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