Thursday, December 23, 2010

We Have the Flu

We have battled every kind of malady in existence over the last couple of weeks.  My household has been snorting, coughing, sniffing, running fever, name a symptom, and we have had it.
My kids never share anything; but they have generously been sharing germs over the holidays. 
Isn't that sweet???

As the flu began to make its presence in our community the last week of school before the holidays, I convinced my youngest to stay home with me...she happily conceeded until the last two days of school...a Polar Express party and the class Christmas party were enough to "pull her back in" (think Al Pacino in Godfather III)

At the Christmas party (which I also attended) in the course of an hour, 3 children left the classroom and had to have their parents called.  The office was full of sick children and parents were in and out picking up children who were running fever. 
As I had already been to the doctor's office with my oldest that week, I prayed that we would somehow escape what seemed to be the beginnings of an epidemic.

Up until yesterday I was still holding on to hope.

Of all five of us...4 of us strapping, big, healthy BABY is the first with a positive diagnosis.
With fever that has been as high as 103 over the last 24 hours and an upset tummy that obviously doesn't agree with Tamiflu on top of everything else, she announced this morning, "I don't think I'm gonna make it, Mama"

Go ahead and say AWWWWWWWWWWW!
You know you want to.

I told her she was gonna make it...cause that's what Mommies are for.
I bet Santa brings her extra presents.
What do you think?


  1. Dr Pepermint should be able to cure the flu!! LOL

    Sorry you are all feeling blah! Hope u can have a happy Christmas despite the flu.

  2. Extra presents? I don't think I'm gonna make it either!
    I hope this passes quickly and you're able to enjoy your holiday:-)

  3. Awwwwwww! I hope all y'all are feeling better quickly and that Santa is good to you :)

  4. Aww... oh my goodness. I hope you are all feeling better soon!!!!

  5. Awww!!! I'm so sorry to hear that you all are sick!!! I actually just got over the flu myself, and a lot of people I work with are getting it too! It's AWFUL! I hope you all feel better soon!!

    I also wanted to stop by and say thank you SO MUCH for the AWESOME books you sent me via the Secret Santa/Amazon!!! I appreciate you doing this for us! You didn't have to!! And, i LOVE the book mark too!! I wish you could have seen my face when I saw Speak... I literally gasped and my jaw dropped!! I've read the book before, but that was like 8 years ago. So I am so excited to read it again!! THANKS!!!

    Stephany @ Stuck Between The Pages

  6. Hope you are feeling brighter very soon.
    We have had the horrid bugs here too and seem to have been hanging around since December came.

    Happy Christmas!


  7. Oh that is the WORST!!! I'm so sorry.

    At least it will be a memorable Christmas?