Green tea, lemons, chicken noodle soup, humidifiers, hot tub, hot baths, hot showers, netti pots, kleenex, oranges, oscillococcinum, ibuprofen, more ibuprofen, thermometers, lots of time under blankets, pajamas for a week straight, and lots of prayers asking that this thing would leave our house.
Yes, I came down with the flu. I had fever for 8 straight days. My doctor said he couldn't prescribe me tamiflu as I wasn't over 65 , under 5, and I don't have a compromised immune system. And he told me since I am not a "medicine" person, I didn't want it anyway. Well after going through what I just did, I beg to differ-if it could have shortened it at all, I would have opted for it. Do you know how hard it is to watch kids with a fever? Thankfully Frank was able to take some time off...but it was still hard. Then Gavin came down with it at the end of last week. Really, the only one who hasn't had it is Frank....and I just keep hoping it escapes him as it seems to be much harder on adults than kids. I haven't left my house in what feels like forever...I am ready to enjoy the sunshine, or rain for that matter. I just want to get OUT.
I have only been to the doctor three times in five years and once was for a hurt knee when training for the marathon. So...I don't get sick. I am hoping this little bug will be it for awhile and I can go back to living my healthy little life.
Thank you sweet April for coming to my house and dropping off a goodie bag of meds. You are a lifesaver! I love you girl! XOXOXO
So, here's to hoping it leaves our house once and for all...and that none of you have to experience it!!