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    Posted January 10, 2013 by
    cynthiafalar
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    Vero Beach, Florida
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    Surviving the flu

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    Tamiflu and SpongeBob Too - Will Shoo the Flu!

     

    T’was the week before Christmas and all through the house, the only thing stirring was the flu bug….oh what a louse!”…………………………………………………………………………………

     

    And so it was, the week before Christmas, our son, Wyatt, came down with the flu. Our local pediatrician lectured us for not getting him the flu shot. We had been diligent in the past. However, two working parents with busy careers let it slip out of their digital calendars.

     

    It was $500 dollars later that our son, my husband and I were all on Tamiflu. We spent $300 on the liquid version. He threw it up on the first dose. Through practice we taught him to swallow the tablet version. This was quite a fete for an orally defensive 9 year old!

     

    My husband took the liquid version so that Wyatt continued on the tablets. I had been vaccinated and I took the tablets as a precaution. It took a lot of SpongeBob Square Pants Videos and Games + Puff’s tissues to make it through 6 days of solid fevers and sickness.

     

    Thankfully, we all emerged from the “creeping crude, “just days before Christmas.

     

    What I have learned:  Vaccinate your family against the flu and teach your children to swallow pills so that you don’t have to pay three times as much for the liquid version of an effective and powerful flu drug.

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