All 3 of my kids have been suffering from the flu this week. Needless to say I am at my wit's end!
24 hours after the onset of their symptoms I learned they were exposed to the flu. My 4 year old got it at school last friday from a classmate whose idiotic parents sent him to school before he was recovered. Shame on them. So it was too late for him to get the Tamiflu but not for my 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son.
Anyway, after paying gobs of money for the Tamiflu, I gave my son & daughter one dose each. My daughter cringed the whole time, and after forcing it down the 2 year olds throat he vomited it and everything else, up. After a miserable bath he went right to bed. He woke up at 11:00 that night & was so thirsty I mixed another dose of the Tamiflu with some juice & he drank it and vomited it up an hour later.
After sleeping well that night he woke up so so so much better. I decided not to give him anymore Tamiflu. I do not know if I made the right decision or not. My daughter refused to take it so I didn't try. I just continued with the tylenol & motrin and fluids and they are not completely better but were well enough to play outside today. I do not know if they are better so soon because they had a flu shot for a different strain that offered some protection or if the poop is going to hit the fan again tonight.
Or pediatrician said the best thing to do is use a humdifier, give tylenol & motrin, & keep them hydrated & try to make them as comfy as possible.
If at any time you feel your baby is taking a turn for the worse call your doctor. If at any time you feel you can no longer care for the baby to the best of your ability, call the doctor. Flu is serious and you need to monitor your baby constantly.
I wish you all the best and I'll say a prayer for you and your baby.