Saturday, February 2, 2013

Flavour of the Day with Noora

Scary Medication

Yousef is sick again; an ear infection and a terrible cough! The medication prescribed by his doctor, which is supposed to make him better, is scaring me more than the illness itself. "Undesirable side effects: nausea, vomiting, rash, anorexia, diarrhoea, and heart palpitations,"to name a few. The most pleasant and comforting of them all, "hearing loss"!!! How scary is that?!

How am I supposed to ask my son to open his mouth and take it when so many negative things can happen. And yes, I know, most side effects are rare, but they are still a possibility.

Medications and vaccines scare me. On the other hand, he is coughing so strong that he vomits from that as well. Poor kid, I hope it passes.

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