No, it isn't the flu, but has the same symptoms...sore throat, fever, and days of recovery. The only difference was that the fever isn't as high, and I can actually do things like...oh...think. Put words together coherently.
(Although, after reading this post, you may disagree with that last part!)
I had read Julie's post about preparing for the flu a couple weeks ago (you can re-read that post here - in fact, I recommend it), and I had done some preparation.
I have a chicken in the freezer, waiting to be made into stock. But it's still frozen, so that's no good. But I do have some of this:
And I have a good supply of my favorite tea:
So I doctored myself as best I could with plenty of fluids, plenty of rest and cough medicine when I wanted to get some sleep.
Meanwhile, the dogs had to make do and entertain themselves (chewies come in handy for times like these!)
We've noticed that Thatcher is one of those dogs who LOVES his food.
Well, not his food so much as everyone else's food.
Because we feed him baby food, and he's not a baby. He wants to eat big dog food.
I call it "old lady food," since it's for "older" dogs.
But he doesn't care.
He just waits.
Until she's done...and then wallows in disappointment when I put her dish up and he's forced to eat baby food.
(By the way, that shopping bag in the pictures? Best cat toy EVER!!!)
So, what is your favorite home remedy when a virus hits your house? Chat about it while I have another cup of chicken broth....