This winter season has been brutal. It’s not only really cold where I am (proud Canadian), but the weather has been really weird. One day it’s super cold and I don’t want to leave. Then the next night it’s like a typical spring night with rain and thunderstorms. I can’t remember the last time — or if there was one — where a thunderstorm happened at the end of January. It’s also been a weird season for the flu and because of that the flu shot has been a big topic of discussion.
Having the flu is awful for any age. It makes you feel like a complete bag of poop. You have the body aches and pains. Runny, sneezy nose happens and a fever that leaves you feeling like you’re not going to move ever. If you’re a parent, not only are you likely having to deal with helping yourself rest, recover, and get over the flu, but that’s not all you have to do. If you’ve got children sick with the flu, too, chances are you are not getting very much rest at all. Managing their comfort and pain is paramount and we always seem to put ourselves behind them. As we should.
This flu season has been brutal to say the least. And unfortunately it’s taken the lives of many children this year. So now the experts are sending out more warnings and recommendations about the flu shot that you need to know.