I have 3 of my dc tucked up in bed.But they are so poorly tonight.They have been on painkillers for the past few days,hot,red cheeks,dry coughs,aches and pain.I am so sad for them as they are so misrable.I know they will be Ok and that this will pass but it is not nice.
Anyone eles in the same situation and what have you been doing to make them comfortable?
Mine have had lots of drinks,baths,massage and tlc.(oh and alot of TV)
Fidelma, I am so sorry to hear your children are ill. Let's hope they feel better soon. I'm off to buy plenty of Nurofen etc as a standby ready for next term. My dcs start back to school tomorrow and I know it will only be a matter of time before I am doing my "Florence Nightingale" act again. Hope you all feel better soon.
You have my sympathy. Me and my 2 daughters went down with flu a week before Christmas and I have never felt so ill. Typically it coincided with a week when my husband was working really long hours, and to be honest I'm not sure how we got through it!! I could barely get myself out of bed. My 5 year old had it badly but my 2 year old had a milder version thank goodness!
We're still really tired from it. Definitely not back to full strength yet.
My sympathies. We've just come out of it. Five weeks it took to get rid of the constant coughing and weakness. The first hellish week was actually not as bad as the recovery bit when I couldn't be bothered to do anything and just wanted to lie down quietly and die. Luckily the kids rallied much quicker.
We're now making sure we all eat really well so our bodies build back up for the second wave which will no doubt hit in two weeks time.
Hope your children are on the mend. My son had flu before Xmas but not sure if it was Sw or not. Calpol is always good I find, and also homemade chicken soup. When people are sick in China, it's the home medicine of choice - full of nutrition but easy to eat if you feel rubbish. Just boil up a whole chicken with Ginger, spring onion, salt, a carrot and a potato for half an hour. Strain and serve with bits Of chicken if they can tolerate the meat . You can also add cubes of potato if they are feeling up to eating. Otherwise just drink the soup! Hope it helps!
Yhey are getting better but have terrible coughs.I am keeping the middle two off school tomorrow as they are not strong enough for a full day out of the house.Also I want them to be a little stronger before they catch another cold/flu.
Hoping that they will be well enough to go on Friday but maybe Monday.