My Experience of How I Protected My Child When I Was COVID-Positive

My Experience of How I Protected My Child When I Was COVID-Positive

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We all know how this second wave of Coronavirus is affecting millions of lives around us. This time around my husband and me could not save ourselves from the wrath of COVID-19.
Our morale was shaken not because we had contracted the disease, but because we were the only caregivers to our 2.5-year son. But we didn’t lose hope and decided to protect our child against this as a unit and took few necessary steps in the process.
Today I am going to share with you all that we did to protect our child from getting affected by Coronavirus.

1. Online consultation

The first thing we did was, we immediately consulted a pediatrician and discussed the issue. The doctor asked us to track our son’s temperature and activities.

2. Medication and monitoring

We started giving him Zincovit and D3 syrup daily as a supplement. We kept a watch on his temperature, we gave him Calpol only when it crossed 99. We kept checking his oxygen levels.

3. Food and fluids

In order to keep his diet vitamin-enriched, I gave him more yellow and orange vegetables. I reduced his lactose intake for few days to avoid any gaseous cases.
Also, we noticed that his urine frequency was reduced, I started giving him soups, fruits with high water content like watermelon and muskmelon. Made him drink dal ka paani and coconut jaggery water.

4. Hygiene

We kept our masks on every time we were around him. When my child slept with me, I would refrain from kissing him or singing a lullaby to him. Keeping everything sanitised around him was very crucial.

5. Baby care

We stopped using wipes and used warm water for cleaning him to avoid any form of infection.
With proper care and God’s blessings, we could protect him from contracting the disease from us.

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