I am wondering if anyone else is dealing with a very persistent, medication resistant cold or flu virus?? I know its flu season, but this is just ridiculous. I got sick before Xmas and though it was persistent with me I only had a few bad days, but until around the 20th if February I was constantly dealing with tiredness, body aches and headaches. A couple advil and I would be ok for 6 to 8 hours at a time. But my kids are different, at a week apart just after xmas they both got sick, fever, chills, body aches, crankiness, lack of appetite, head pain, coughing, sneezing, sunken eyes and constantly tired. I brought them to the doctors just after the holidays and he prescribed antibiotics. They didn't work and my son who will be turning 3 this month began vomiting as a side effect from the meds. Went back to the doctors and he said there was no point in getting any more meds for them except for OTC to treat symptomatically. He said the town is dealing with a heavy strain of of a cold virus that just doesn't respond to medication and it needs to run its course. I did asked him what it was and he said, well...we just don't know, but if I were to guess its just a common cold or flu....I WERE TO GUESS??? Anyhow, my cabinet is fully stocked with OTC meds, my DD missed 3 weeks of school and then the school said to just let her go because well, a lot of kids have it too and she was missing too much school, the Health unit finally came out and said that the town has seen an outbreak of Influenza. Gee tell me something I didn't know already...anyhow, so treating symptomatically has worked up until 2 weeks ago, my son (just turning 3) got really sick, really watery stools and severe stomach cramping, low grade fever and I was again told it has to run its course, this I get, but I am really worried because while he is drinking his eating is worse than before, he has a couple bites and then wants nothing more because his tummy aches and doesn't feel well. then Dh got real sick, Dh doesn't get sick, ever...and then suddenly he comes up to me and tells me he feels like an elephant is sitting on his chest, he is super congested, and has a high fever, so I have to take care of him too, one week later he is still wheezing, which btw the doc did give him antibiotics because he had fluid in his lungs too, but he is constantly drained now. today my son has no episodes of watery stool, but he has been sleeping a lot and my dd who was feeling soo much better is right back to square one. I have no clue what else to do, I have them on vitamins D drops and echinacea drops, treating their symptoms and feeding them well and making sure they are all getting plenty of rest and fluids. I don't usually use bleach, but I have lately been adding a 5 percent bleach solution to my surface steamers and floor steamer and using lysol. Yet it doesn't seem to help. I don't know if between work, the kids, the dh, all the animals and everything else I am trying to juggle, if I am just too busy to catch this thing going around my house, or if I might be the carrier as I am the one that came down with it first.... so is anyone else dealing with this, around here....I am just tired of being tired, and tired of my family feeling so unwell!!