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The Sick Kit

Jul 8, 2013
Ugh...I was down with a cough and cold for most of last week and once I started recovering, it was my husband's turn as he had caught whatever I had, plus a fever!

Being sick is no fun but over the years, I've learned that in order to make the healing process easier and especially when caring for a sick person, it helps to have a "Sick Kit" ready.



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My definition of a Sick Kit is a collection of items that are useful for helping a sick person to get better. (In case you're wondering, this is different from a First Aid kit because it contains items that are more specific to a particular illness.)

The items to include will depend on whatever the illness is, but the whole point is to keep everything easily accessible so that the sick person (and the caregiver for that matter!) don't have to move around too much.

In our case, we included the following:

  • Thermometer
  • Throat lozenges
  • Paracetamol
  • Saline nose spray
  • Box of Tissues
  • Water
  • Trash can for throwing used tissues 
  • Notes on my phone for tracking fever temperatures

Everything (except the trash can) was put on a small, portable table and positioned right next to the bed. Easy! :)

So while my husband and I aren't 100% recovered yet, I can safely say that a little bit of organizing (and tons of tissues) did help us to feel a lot better!
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