Okay, so when my son was first born, I was understandably scared and nervous. I think every new mom is at some point or another. But that worry always tended to double or triple when he got sick. Coughs, fevers, runny noses and teary eyes filled my days. I was strong for him on the outside, but freaking out on the inside.
I always had that fear that he would either vomit in his sleep and choke or not be able to breathe due to a runny nose. This goes back to my other post though, where I write about my being really overprotective
of him. I just want to keep him safe, no matter what. But I know that getting overly upset when he is sick really won't do either of us any good at all.
I have to say that the worst thing to deal with are fevers. The other day my son spiked a 102 fever. I stayed up all night watching him and obsessively taking his temperature to make sure it didn't go any higher. Giving him medicine is sometimes a task, it kind of depends on his mood that day. But he wasn't eating or drinking very much either, so that had me only more worried.
Nevertheless, one of the things that I am learning along the road of motherhood is to take it easy and not worry as much. A decent amount of worry is normal, but obsessing over something is just going to make the situation even worse.