The eating is not so bad (even though he has not eaten a bite of anything whatsoever, even his favourite things) but the not drinking is worrying me.
I can't get him to drink anything else. I usually put him to bed with a cup of water, and if he doesn't drink some of that will I have to get him to an out of hours doctor/walk in clinic in the morning? Or should I be doing something sooner than that?
I'll see if I can see in his throat but he's not being too co-operative today unfortunately. I tried taking his temperature but he was wriggling like an eel. It said 35 degrees but I'm assuming that's just a dodgy reading?
Is eating ice lollies good with a sore throat? I thought that if you are having cold or flu then a warm drink is best. I know when my kids did not feel like eating normal cooked food when having flu they would ask for Oatibix, crackers, cooked rice, pasta shapes with butter, Capri Sun juice and chocolate mousse. Drinking from a straw helped. Try to offer mint or camomile tea with sugar or without. "Hot" chocolate.
Strange about lollies, I have never heard of eatin glollies with a sore or very sore throat. No really. All my life I thought that cold or icy food is not good for the sore throat. Is it a natural remedy or something GPs recommend?
second the ice cream/yogurt/fizzy drink suggestions.
we used to try to make a game of it with dd1 (serial liquids refuser - once stopped drinking completely for 9 months . she has ASD, so takes things ot extremes ), and used a 5ml syringe for mini "water fights", trying to squirt water into each others' mouths, which sometimes went down well.
organix fruit pots (or similar) were always a hit with ehr too
Silverfrog, that sounds a bit like the game of "blow out the candle with your nose" game me and ds1 used to have. We were working really hard trying to get him to BLOW his nose, rather than breathe it all IN.
Well, I got him to take paracetamol and minadex off a spoon before bedtime so I made him a honey and lemon with apple juice and fed him that off a spoon too. He didn't eat anything but he's made up for it today. Despite being a bit odd and waiting for eveyone to go away and not look at him before eating it that it.
Thanks for the advice, think he's back to being his normal, contrary little self.
Caz - hope your DD is alright, maybe try the spoon trick?
Thank you! She finally perked up a little and had some milk before bedtime so I feel a bit better. Just thinking I might head to bed early as there will probably be a 5am wake-up call for brekkie like the last time she went to bed hungry!! Glad your DS is on the mend!