healthiest kids on the block because of all the gluten free homemade food I feed her.
Today, the doctor asked me if she had a flu shot and I I told him she hadn't gotten one. And he said "That's okay, I had four people with the flu yesterday who had gotten the flu shot." Then he said something about Tamiflu and when I explained why we were not interested he said "They think it doesn't work anyway." He said it half jokingly and I have no idea if he was serious or kidding, but I did appreciate his honesty and skepticism.
After a bunch of testing the doctor relaxed and said it was a virus-- not the flu or a scary bacterial infection--and that she should just rest. We are lying in bed now and she is on my laptop on disney.com. Every once in a while she asks me for a cold washcloth. I did give her some infant Motrin for her terrible back pain, despite my being vehemently against all medicine. And although she is sick, it all feels very normal and somehow okay from the vantage point of my comfortable bed. And it reminds me again, of how parenting turns all my ideas and theories upside down and inside out.