Mom-ninja. Posted February 8, 2017 Share Posted February 8, 2017 We all got hit last year. My ds was scary sick as in hallucinations etc. Both kids were in the time window for taking Tamiflu and they ended up being healthy before dh and I who were sick first. It was amazing how well it worked. We had the 3 strain flu shot this year but apparently there is a 4 strain one too. Our whole family is a bit paranoid about the missing strain. The doctor prescribed Tamiflu for my middle ds as he was in the window for it. I got to the pharmacy and decided not to get it. The cost was $486. I guess I can't really say "decided" not to get it. I simply can't afford to pay $500 for a medicine. Especially a medicine such as Tamiflu which all it will do it maybe lessen his symptoms. We will just have to hope his inhaler helps with the cough. The inhaler, btw, cost me $253. Well, I know that my taekwondo instructor's daughter did not get the shot and someone else I know locally who was tested for flu (but was strep rather than flu) also didn't. But I know they don't always pick the right strains which is why I am hoping ours work for whatever strain is going around here. Cameron's fever went away by the next morning and he's just coughing now, so, but acting mostly normal otherwise, so I'm going with he just has another cold. I hope it does work for you. Apparently, influenza A is also going around and that one acts more like a cold and goes away in a few days. So maybe he had that one. My dad also had the flu shot but I won't let him come visit. My post above sounds a bit snappy at you, but in my defense I am on a short fuse regarding the flu shot. While I understand (as do you) that getting the shot is not a failproof method of preventing flu, I almost punched the pharm tech at the pharmacy. After my jaw hitting the counter at the price of Tamiflu (and inhaler) the guy looked at me and said, "You know the flu shot is much cheaper." That man has NO idea how close he came to having his nose broken. I figured I would not be able to care for my sick kids very well if I was in jail so I restrained myself. I wanted to yell at him that people can get sick at no fault of their own. Geez, I even make my kids wash their hands all the time. Even if someone did not get the shot it doesn't mean they deserve to get the flu. I know you're not saying that, but other people sure think it. I will say that Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching is perfect for helping a stressed out mama. 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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