Friday, April 25, 2014

The Flu Continues and Kids Say the Darndest Things

Well, as it turns out Dracen does in fact seem to have the flu bug after all. But he was spared a doctor visit because by the time I determined he surely had more going on than allergies or a cold, I knew it would be too late to get the Tamiflu since it has to be within the first 48 hours of symptoms. Anyway, it hasn't seemed to do much in the way of helping Devin feel better any faster since this is day 6 for him and he is still not well. And for a hundred dollars for 10 pills? I expected better, Tamiflu. 

Now I'm understanding why the pharmacist came to me and said, "This Tamiflu is a hundred dollars. Do you still want it?" I looked at him like he was crazy because while I was not thrilled that it was a hundred dollars, it was for my child who did in fact have the flu. So I gave him a well duh look and said, "Umm. He has the flu, so... yeah?" 

The good news with Dracen is that he doesn't seem to be getting hit with it quite as hard as his brother and I'm hoping that continues to be the case and that I'm not the next victim because I did not have a flu shot and I woke up with a sore throat. My allergies are, however, in full swing so with any luck, that's all this is. 

I told the boys last night that they will most likely always remember this spring break. I suppose it's a blessing of sorts that we didn't plan a trip this year because the only thing worse than having the flu over spring break is having the flu over spring break while away from the comfort of your own home. I know this all too well because for years I was plagued by the "sick on vacation" curse. 

In other news, we got a new-to-us car a couple of weeks ago. It has a third row and a rear dvd entertainment system that I'm hoping will cut down on the backseat drama the next time we do make a long trip. When we were about to test drive it, Dracen informed the salesman that we have three dogs and that we usually take the little ones on vacation with us but not the bigger one "because of his butt stinking."
He was an older man and he just sort of looked as if he wasn't sure he actually heard what he thought he just heard, nodded awkwardly and went on showing me things about the car. 


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  1. As a mom myself, I always hated when the flu was running rampant. I could never keep one child from getting it, whenever the other had it no matter how hard I tried! Now that they're older, it's better. But I still detest the flu - period! I hope your boys feel better soon and the rest of the family stays flu-free. As for kids say the darndest things, my husband and I cracked up at Dracen's comment! Kids sure can say and do some of the funniest things sometimes, much to our chagrin! I've been enjoying your posts, and look forward to reading more as the days unfold. :)

  2. That is so stinking funny! And, you would have NEVER said something like that when you were his age. That was his daddy coming out in him:)

    My eyes feel like they have glue in them. I might OD on allergy meds. And, I'm asking my kids, "did you use your nose spray?" "Who's coughing?" "Wash your hands"!

    I pray you don't get the flu!

  3. 6 days with the flu is horrible. Poor guy. And how do they justify charging $100 bucks for the damn medicine? Jeesh. I hope that they start feeling better soon.

  4. Well, I mean... if his butt stinks, do you really want him in the car? Who could blame you? :)

    Hope everyone is feeling better.