Thursday, February 21, 2013

The FLU has hit our house...

What a rotten week we've had! It all started on Sunday when  Little Bro was so tired that he took a nap on the couch.  This is a little-energizer-bunny type of boy, so I knew immediately that something was up.  It was even more strange when this same little boy asked to go to bed at 7:30 that same night.  Well, I took his temp and it was 102 under his arm. Still he had no other symptoms, so I gave him some Children's Advil and he went to bed. 

The next morning he woke up again and his fever was back.  All day Monday, Little Bro was on the couch going  in and out of sleep with his fever going up and then down with the ibuprofen. other symptoms.  I wasn't really worried because he was in good spirits.

 (Although, he does look a little sad in this picture)

By Tuesday, his fever was gone, but was replaced by a cough.  The fever traveled onto Big Brother who ended up on the couch most of the day.  

Tuesday evening was the worst for Big Bro, he was so exhausted he could not keep his eyes open, his breathing was a bit wheezy, and he had acquired this awful cough.  This all made me a bit nervous, so I gave him some Children's Advil and checked on him every two hours thru the night. It was pretty exhausting!  I thought for sure his fever would be gone by Wednesday, but it wasn't so I took him to see the doctor to make sure that he hadn't developed pneumonia.  Nope, they actually thought he had strep throat and possibly the flu at the same time.  Lovely!  By Wednesday night he was coughing so hard that it made him vomit...all over our couch!  YUCK!  

Today, has been much better. The boys still has have nasty coughs, but the fever is gone.   However, Baby Sis  was a bit groggy this morning and felt warm.  I took her temp and she was squirming around so much that I didn't get an accurate reading.  I admit, it was nice when all three of my children were napping at the same time yesterday, but now I am ready to get out of the house!!!  Hope you have been able to avoid this nasty flu!

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