Lilina came down with the flu 10 days ago, Walsh came down it five days ago and Rose came down with it Monday night.
Despite all having our flu shots, and three of us taking Tamiflu, our family has been knocked out by the flu. (Michael is feeling lucky being in Russia and away from the sick house.) I do think the shots and the Tamiflu have kept it from being terrible but it has just lingered for a really long time.
I sent Lilina to school on Monday thinking she was finally over it. She hadn’t run a fever for a week and seemed much better. When I picked her up Monday after school she was crying and felt awful. By the time we got home, she spiked a 102-degree fever so I guess it was too soon to go back.
Rose said her throat was hurting Monday night so I kept her home on Tuesday. Lilina and Walsh both had low-grade fevers so they both had to stay.
Rose has spent the day watching movies and drinking hot tea. I keep trying to get Walsh to do homework because his school is so scary to miss and get behind. Lilina watched the iPad all morning but is now kind of dancing around the house so I think she is feeling better. Walsh is trying to irritate Lilina so I think he is feeling better.
My sweet neighbor dropped off flu supplies today – chicken noodle soup, crackers, 7-Up, ice pops and apple sauce for the kids, and wine for me! God bless her. I need these children to be well and go back to school!
How do you handle illness when it runs through the family? Do you find the flu to be lingering and running low-grade fevers or have your symptoms been worse? Will the ice storm keep you from seeing a doctor or getting meds if your family is sick?