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2011/348: Flu Season

Making a trip to the pediatrician for the third week in a row! Two weeks ago it was with Melissa (strep), last week it was with Sara (strep), and this week it was with Sara again! This time she hit the jackpot with strep and the flu! Poor girl. Not sure if the strep is still hanging around, or if she got it again. Thankfully we caught the flu early, and she wasn’t feeling too miserable yet. Just a little tummy trouble, very tired, and not much appetite. With any luck she’ll be back at school on Thursday.

Sara wanted me to bring the iPad so she could play while we waited for the doctor, so this photo was taken with my iPad (Instagram app).
There’s a TV on the wall in every exam room, and she was watching the movie, while trying to ignore the shutterbug in the room.

16 responses

  1. poor baby!! hope she is better soon!!

    14. December, 2011 at 06:54

    • Thanks, Dalia. The worst part is when it’s time to take her medicine. We’re trying the pills (caplets) this time, but since she can’t swallow them…. I think the Tamiflu wouldn’t be a problem for her, but she doesn’t want to try. The antibiotic is too big…. we’re opening them up and mixing the antibiotic with really strong lemonade, and the Tamiflu with a teaspoon of chocolate syrup. Both suggestions by her doctor. I think she does better than with the nasty tasting liquid, but they still don’t go down easy. One disgustingly tart, and one disgustingly sweet, and she says she can still taste the medicine in the lemonade.

      14. December, 2011 at 07:34

  2. I just love this shot! Kids hesitate to share so many things but they are so generous with the germs. Ugh! Hope she’s better soon!

    14. December, 2011 at 07:12

    • Ugh, isn’t that the truth!! Darn school germs!
      Thanks, Becky.

      14. December, 2011 at 07:34

  3. Daneen

    Aww, poor Sara. Hope she feels better.

    14. December, 2011 at 07:39

  4. ugh. that stinks. I hope she’s on the mend. Daniel use to be a nightmare taking pills, omg. terrible. thankfully, he can swallow now. love the pic!

    14. December, 2011 at 08:22

  5. Poor kids!! 😦 I hope recovery comes quickly – it’s no fun for anyone when they’re sick!! We’ve been VERY lucky that neither one of my boys has been sick (so far). What a great idea to put a TV in the exam rooms, I’ve never been to a pediatrician’s office that had a TV in the room. My boys usually go stir crazy waiting for the Dr. to come in.

    14. December, 2011 at 08:53

    • BEST pediatrician’s office ever!! They even have TVs in the waiting rooms!

      Thanks, Holly. Crossing my fingers that your boys escape the sickies this winter.

      14. December, 2011 at 17:55

  6. maybe i should just skip the new camera and buy me an ipad! i love this photo and its “affects”

    14. December, 2011 at 17:49

    • NOOOOO!! Get that camera!! Get the camera first, then think about the iPad.
      As far as I can tell, all the iPad pictures are low resolution, and you wouldn’t be able to print them.

      14. December, 2011 at 18:19

  7. You could also try chocolate pudding, or applesauce. Those can help get the meds down too. Hope she is feeling better by now!

    15. December, 2011 at 20:39

    • I bet she would love the chocolate pudding, I’ll have to try that.
      She’s feeling soo much better today, after finally sleeping better, too, last night, and it looks like she’ll be back at school tomorrow (last day before winter break).
      Thanks, KD.

      15. December, 2011 at 20:52

  8. Is everyone well now? I sure hope so. My baby–my oldest baby–the one that’s near 30–had strep the other week, too. 😦

    17. December, 2011 at 15:16

    • Yes, she’s feeling much better, even went back to school yesterday (last day before Christmas break).

      17. December, 2011 at 15:17

  9. This is such a great shot, so representative of childhood. I hope everyone is healthy and well now. 🙂

    18. December, 2011 at 18:17

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