Archives for: January 2006, 04
Well, I tried to keep the flu bug out of my house, we've been going out and taking the kids out about 1/8th as much as usual, but it wasn't enough. Yesterday my toddler was lethargic and had no appetite, then he got a fever and fell asleep. The fever spiked and has been on the way down, so hopefully it will continue to fade. He isn't coughing too much, but has had the diarrhea and vomiting that children get with the flu. He's still got a lot of spunk and coming through it well.
Yesterday, during their nap, I set up the baby's crib in his room instead of napping myself (missed a rare opportunity there). Usually the baby sleeps in a bassinet by my bed, but it helped to have a quiet cough-free place for him while the toddler was sick and ending up in my room most of the night. He did pretty well for his first night in his crib. He seems fine, hopefully he'll be like his brother and get little more than a stuffy nose or two while being breastfed.
So far, the rest of us are faring pretty well, with some mild symptoms which are mild enough to make me question if we've caught it or not. Just in case, we're taking elderberry regularly and the homeopathic flu remedy Oscillococcinum as we feel any symptoms. My son wasn't interested in trying the oscillococcinum, so I dissolved some in his water he sips on. So far, I've seen worse colds, so hopefully we're not in for too much more trouble (Crossing my fingers). Homeopathy is very interesting, it seems to be very effective and safe, I'd like to learn more about it. I'd love to find a good homeopathic doctor, but around here the really good ones are hard to find.