im starting to feel overwelmed

Cleaver - posted on 01/14/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my son is 3 months old he has the flu its bad all i can do is give him vicks (I'm not even sure I'm supposed to give him that) salinex, and tempra. I'm also dealing with my husband who has a man cold and my 2 YO who thankfully is healthy. but now I'm starting to feel like I'm getting sick. i don't know what to do i don't know how long his man cold is going to last, i asked him to let me sleep for a bit and take care of our son i woke up to find him passed out on the sofa. i don't know what to do I'm just so overwhelmed right now

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Cleaver - posted on 01/15/2013

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hmmh i never heard of that i think i might give it a try (my husband might think its a snack for him he likes to eat onions like their apples)

Gina - posted on 01/15/2013

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Baby Vick's is fine for very young children. And as strange as it might sound,stock up on lots of ONIONS! Cut off both the tops and bottems of the onion and put one in every room in your home,out of the kids' reach of course. They will attract the germs and bacteria swirling around in the air of your house. Just replace them when the first gets all shriveled up.
I know it sunds crazy, but I've been doing this for over a yr,and noone in my house has been sick,not once.

Cleaver - posted on 01/14/2013

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i do have a humidifier and that has been helping alot i am breastfeeding so i cant take anything but ill survive

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Tamiflu is the only medicine approved for treatment of the flu virus in infants. Your doctor should prescribe it when s/he sees your baby. The baby has to be 2 weeks old though, so I doubt that's what they gave him in the hospital right after birth.

Glad your husband is feeling better :) You are probably nearing the light at the end of the tunnel, you're just exhausted! I hope you & your 2 year can stay healthy and avoid catching the bugs. If she's doing well, you could also take her to a mom's night out program--a lot of our dance and gymnastics schools have them--you pay like $15 and leave them for 4 hours so mom & dad can go on a date, but you could just go home and nap ;) We've been lucky this year so far (keeping my fingers crossed), but last year was one battle after another!

Oh, one other thing. If you have a vaporizer, you can put eucalyptus essential oil in it (or in the little bowl at the top if it has one) and it is great for clearing up sinus congestion and easing a cough.

Cleaver - posted on 01/14/2013

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thank you my 2 year old is actually healthy and plays great alone (i know i am lucky) i think my husband is find now hes working right now hell start coughing as loon as i ask him for something. what it Tamiflu? im not sure what he got when he was in the hospital after he was born. (he had a lung infection i told them to give him what ever will get him home)im seeing the doctor this week ill talk to him about it

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Has your 3 month old been treated with Tamiflu yet? If not, get him treated asap to avoid hospitalization. He should only be treated for 2 days.

You need to keep yourself & your 2 year old healthy. Make sure both of you are sleeping as much as possible. If both kids are down for a nap, you need to nap too. Also, try to choose activities with your 2 year old that center around rest--read books, play card games, etc.
Also, stock up on fresh fruits. They will keep your immune system strong.
Lastly, keep the lysol out and spray everything anytime you think about it--especially light switches, door knobs, remotes, and keyboards. I am assuming the rest of your family is vaccinated against the flu, so that should be fine, but you don't want the man-cold to spread.

Lastly, give hubs one day in bed--NO TV, NO COMPUTER, NO VIDEO GAMES. He should be able to kick the cold in about 36 to 48 hours if he is allowed full rest, and thus give you some time to rest as well.

Don't worry about great, homecooked meals--munch on the fresh fruit all day and order pizza for dinner. That way you don't have to worry about cooking, cleaning, or dishes. For breakfast choose fresh fruit dumped into a cup of vanilla yogurt. For Lunch, choose a salad topped with fruit, apples or bananas with peanut butter, or for something more comforting, try tomato or veggie soup--get the canned or frozen kind and it won't be a pain.

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