I’m back from my foray into the world of swine flu and feeling pretty darn good. I still sound a bit frightening when I cough, but I feel absolutely human and am quite happy about that!
Yesterday I got a shipment of elderberries to make a flu-kicking syrup and Boiron children’s cold and flu remedies (Oscillo and some others.. click here for a PDF $1 off coupon). I tried them both and while I was already finally feeling better, the difference was nearly immediate with the Oscillo and today I felt amazingly better and wonder if the elderberries gave me this final boost of health and strength. No matter which product (or just good timing), I’m taking it.
(Full disclosure: I got the Boiron stuff for free but if it didn’t work I’d say so and I’ve recommended it for years.)
Both boys have the flu now, but they’re handling it well. I like to think it’s the doses of elderberry syrup and Oscillo, but maybe they’re just lucky or tough. Jack (6) has been sleeping most of the time and he has a headache and fatigue plus a moderate fever. Alex (2) has a higher fever and irritability but it’s not slowing him down. He is still nursing and he has been power nursing, which means he’s probably getting my antibodies from having it.
Coming soon, 10 things we’ve been up to lately, swine flu and all.