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    Flu

    Hi,

    Flu has hit our home. Within a period of 24 hours we have temps in the 103's. My 8 year old boy is currently at 104. It's a kicker for sure oh my gosh.

    Could use a prayer if you can spare.

    Thanks in advance.

    Plantman

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    Oh dear... it’s hitting hard everywhere. Prayers sent for all of you.

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    Prayers said for quick recovery for your family.

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    Prayers for a speedy recovery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plantman View Post
    Hi,

    Flu has hit our home. Within a period of 24 hours we have temps in the 103's. My 8 year old boy is currently at 104. It's a kicker for sure oh my gosh.

    Could use a prayer if you can spare.

    Thanks in advance.

    Plantman
    Prayers going up for you and your family Plantman!

    It's bad this year here, my sister next door has it and my ex bro inlaw has it the worst!

    I'm just getting slight headaches so am taking it easy. V

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    While everyone is praying, send someone to the store and get some Elderberry syrup.
    While I cared for my wife with the flu, I started to feel symptoms, kicked the dosage to full, missed the flu entirely.
    Sambucus or something like that. It’s a flu-specific antiviral.
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    i agree on the elderberry, it is a huge help, also sending prayers for you all!
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    Sorry everyone is so very ill. Itís very hard when everyone in the household comes down with something like flu.

    I remember back not long after JFK was killed, Dad was away on some military thing, Mom & all of us kids (at the time there four) were super ill, like the Plantman Family, flu with bronchitis. Mom had to write down medicines & times because we were (esp., she was) so very ill we couldnít think straight. We were also without any contact from neighbors or phone for a little over a month. Donít know how Mom did it but Iím certain there were lots of prayers then, too.

    Prayers for the Plantman Clan (and for everyone struggling with illness, ) to get relief and to get well fast.


    This is a good time to remind everyone of Fruit Loopís excellent pinned Prep Series in the Prep Room:
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    Esp., scroll down to Post #14 on Flu Care. Thanks, FL! (I know Sat will pass along the thanks, even if you donít see it at first.)

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    Praying for you all!!!

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    prayers for your family and all those who catch this nasty bug.
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    Oh my! So sorry to hear that. Praying for you and your family.

    My husband and I have been sick with something too. Ours is in our lungs and we do a lot of coughing.

    Please use cold compresses to bring fever down. Also give crushed ice to bring fever down. Only give a little ice at a time.

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    My prayers for you and your family. It went around here for us right at Christmas. It was probably the "quickest" flu for us anyway - like 24 hours.
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    18 So sorry for you guys, but maybe give this a shot...

    Several of us in our church choir picked it up at the same time (we did some caroling at a Nursing home three weeks back on a Wednesday night.) All of us had the same symptoms beginning on Friday. We were all coughing horribly on Saturday with fevers up and down. We all missed Church on Sunday, but one of us went to an urgent care facility Sunday morning. They tested him, and diagnosed him as type A, gave him Tami-flu, and some steroid shots... that evening he was feeling much better, and went to work the next day... I didn't do any of that, took all kinds of over the counter immune boosters, and missed three days work that week, thought I was going to cough up a lung, even while taking double doses of cough syrup. (Actually still have a bit of a cough.) Lost 5 pounds in 5 days, and did not ever have the runs or toss my cookies. Just coughing so bad I could hardly eat.

    The moral to the story is if you can get diagnosed, and get some Tami-flu, do so!
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    Prayers for your family's well being. And i hope you have good medicines to take like elderberry and whatever else you use. Flus can be very very horrible.
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    Prayers. My son and I are down with it right now.
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    It past through my dear daughters on Christmas. Very bad. Four adults and 5 children with two bathrooms. Needless to say 5 gallon buckets were quickly claimed. I think they missed this strain with the vaccine again. Elderberry is the best. Wife and I have been taking elderberry tea every day since Christmas. We both got a little headache and sore but nothing more serious. So far so good. Elderberry seems to be a very effective antivirus. The flu shot not so much. I quit them years ago because they rarely get the right strain. My prayers to you and family. Stay low and start let the elderberry tea flow with a little real honey.
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    Awful thing, the flu.

    Don't want until you're sick to get some elderberry tincture, or Sambucol. Think it was Summerthyme who introduced us to that some years back, and it is wonderful at alleviating the effects. Now we make our own, but it's available at some stores, like coops, health food stores and even drug stores (only the official "Sambucol" version).

    IIRC it was compared to Tamiflu some years back in a test and did as well or better at shortening up flu sick days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubble Head View Post
    ...The flu shot not so much. I quit them years ago because they rarely get the right strain...
    Yeah, see my post above... and I had a flu shot this year... so much for that. I think they said this year it is likely to be 10 percent effective.

    ETA, sounds like I need to pick up some elderberry syrup...
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    Vit C, Elderberry and wash your hands, wash your hands, WASH YOUR HANDS and keep them away from your face. If at all possible avoid public places and people.
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    What passes for Vitamin C is not, it's not the component that helps with immunity, it's the acid. Apple cider vinegar is much cheaper and more effective.

    Sambucol kills the virus in the throat, I believe it was devised by the Israeli army, you may be able to pick up dried elderberries at a bulk store, I make a tea with them then chew the berries once they've rehydrated. Wash your hands for sure as Shadow Man says-I wipe down store shopping carts along with my hands entering a store and exiting. Wash all fruit and veggies, bananas and oranges as well.

    Sorry to hear you're all ill Plantman, hope you get well fast. Rotten way to begin the new year.
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    Started to feel funny at Midnight mass. By the time I got up the next morning, I was hacking up a lung and it's been that way since but not to the degree of Christmas day. I saw a posting on facebook from an ER nurse at a local hospital and she claimed that they were packed the night before and probably 90% or more were flu cases and unless it's caught early, there is very little they can do other than keep you hydrated. She said the most effective prevention is also the cheapest...wash your hand, wash your hands, wash your hands. And when you think you're done, wash them again! Right now my hands are so dry they hurt sometimes!

    I didn't know about the elderberry tea. I'll have to get some and start sipping!
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    It's nice being immune to the flue. Seems like the wife gets it every year. I never get it.

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    Be careful that you don't jinx yourself!

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    Praying for your family to get over this flu.

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    Well thank you all very much! My fever immediately went down into the 101.5 area pretty much after I posted this. I've been playing nursemaid to my boy and sweetheart. They ended up crawling into the same bed. Sigh.. My wife's been at a miserable 103.1 and my cherub boy has been hovering around 103.5 to right now 104. Good Lord this is the highest fever he's ever had.

    I popped a couple tylenol and bundled up and went to the co-op for some Sambucus as suggested. I also got some vitamin C gummies. I made sure I hand sanitized before and after I went in and didn't talk. I didn't want anyone else to catch it of course.

    So we use the oscillococcinum pellets for fevers in our house hold (the little guy anyway) and have always had good luck with it. But for some reason not this time. I called the free consulting nurse here locally and they said to call in if his fever gets to 105. I figure that's when I'll break out the tylenol for him.

    The good news is, he has been hydrating like a champ and has an appetite, which both I and my SO do not. He's just been allowed crackers, but wants toast so who knows. But anyway, working my behind off today was not fun but I did feel supported by your prayers.

    Reminds me of a family story, a long time ago in the farm country of Utah, one of my ancestors was struck with a particularly virulent flu. Hit everyone at the same time. It was so bad that they literally couldn't move. The story goes that one of the teenagers knew he had to do something because nobody had the strength to eat, much less cook. He dragged himself across the floor, took forever. Heated the water, made some broth. Fed everyone, fell into bed and repeated it.

    I've got my eye on my boy but it's not like he's a little little guy anymore. He really doesn't want to do the tylenol, and I can't blame him as we either have a suppository or a pill. Neither are fun!

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    Plantman, you could get your son into a luke warm bath - not too warm - and have him stay in while the water cools down naturally. It should help to bring his fever down slowly and safely as the water cools. It always worked for my son.

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    Adding my prayers for you and your family. I second the elderberry recommendation. Also for Vitamin C - if you can find EmergenC Immune Strength it adds Vit D and Elderberry to their normal Vit C formula. And it's a powder you add to liquid so easy to take and easy on the stomach.

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    I hope you all feel better soon!

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    Hello Plantman,

    Wow - adding my prayers!

    Hope those temps come down soon and you guys can get on the down side of this!

    Read the flu vaccine was pretty much a miss this year.

    I see you are in the PNW - coming from the west - yikes! This is a heck of a flu coming then!
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    My dear friend in Colorado has it. He's in the hospital as it went to his chest and he now has pneumonia in addition to Influenza A. He's basically on life support, intubated and sedated. He didn't have enough oxygen and became extremely agitated and confused because he couldn't breathe. They're not sure he will make it.

    Advice....... If it goes to your chest, run, don't walk for treatment. Don't let it get as bad as his did before he went to the hospital.

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    I'm somewhat over some sort of creeping crud I got three weeks ago. For about 4 or 5 days I had an intermittent headache--a stabbing pain that hit every 15 or 20 seconds, and Ibuprofen just barely kept it tolerable. Lost about 7 pounds that week, as I could hardly eat anything. Some coughing, although cough syrup kept the mucus production to a minimum.

    Largely over it, although I'm still not back to 100% where I was before catching it.

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    Prayers of healing sent!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks all. I'm doing a lot better, still bleh feeling but the fever seems to have gone. Wife is better too, but my boy's fever has been around 103 to even 105 last night. Taking him in . Not sure what they can do but better safe than sorry.

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