I just feel helpless. My toddler (2 years old) is extremely strong willed, like his father. And a shocking patient when he is unwell - like his father. He has his father's "Illness rage" and when it comes to giving him medicine, vitamins... anything... its a major struggle and he fights tooth and nail. Its seriously ridiculous. There is no reasoning with him. Bribing... nothing works. He gets so MAD and will fight to the death.
He refuses to eat all vegetables, and only eats fruit occasionally.
He is in day care 2x a week - and he is constantly sick. He has had 2 bouts of croup back to back in the last 2 weeks. And now to finish off the croup he had over Easter, he now has a bad cold - which i now have too.
He's such a picky bloody eater and he only wants to eat bread, and meats. He likes lamb chicken and fish. But with whatever i cook he picks out the meat, and leaves the rest. If i try mashing up the vegetables, and hiding them - he just plain wont eat.
I am at my wits end. He wont let me help him and i feel like a failure of a mother.
I am certain my work is going to come down on me again as I have had to take time off a fair bit lately due to DS being so sick.
Is there someone I should go see other than his GP? Is there a specialist i should go see? He gets croup all the damn time!! DH and I are professionals with dealing with croup now.
I just don't know anymore. I really feel frustrated, scared and helpless.
He was born 8 weeks prem ... so im presuming that has a lot to do with the constant croup maybe.