Ellie seems to be surviving H1N1 quite well thus far. She has a horrible cough and has thrown up three times, but she hasn't had a fever since Monday. I've continued giving her Tylenol during the day as it seems to help her feel better. She's a lot more clingy and fussy, but from what I hear that's completely normal for any sick kid.
She's actually eating remarkably well, though she's substituting two smaller bottles for her normal large evening bottle (and staying up later). I think her tummy's just upset so that she can't eat as much in one sitting as she normally does.
The pediatrician called tonight to check on how Ellie's doing and was glad to hear that she's proving to be a champ about being sick. Thanks for all your prayers!
On Monday afternoon/evening we were having trouble getting her to drink/keep down her milk so I cracked open a bottle of Pedialyte. She drank about three ounces (one of which she threw up). According to the package, you're supposed to throw it away 48 hours (or something like that) after opening it. She hasn't needed it since Monday. But the stuff is stinking expensive. So this morning I figured I'd have a glass with my breakfast. After all, I'm still feeling sick too and should continue to make sure I'm well hydrated. It'll probably taste like orange Vitamin Water, right? Wrong. The stuff is disgusting. It's like watery Otter Pops with some medicine-y flavor added. Who comes up with this stuff? Gross. Of note, I did still finish my 16 ounce glass because, well, "waste not, want not." I'll be pouring the rest of the bottle down the drain in the morning.