Would you do Tamiflu....under these circumstances?
My children both have the flu, 6 yr old son getting better but it was a doozey! 4 yr old daughter (has auto immune disease) was 104 last night brought her in to pedi, another flu case. They (along with her immunologist) want her on Tami-flu. I also have a prescription for Tami-flu and they want my 5 mo on tamiflu (for the baby and myself it would be prevention?? does it even do that?) My husband thinks Tami-flu is a crock - that the cons far outweigh the pros. I tend to agree, we vaccinate on OUR schedule and are very careful about which vaccines and meds we do. That being said, i am TERRIFIED about getting the flu because I couldn't take care of my little ones, and my 4 yo will have a tough time fighting this due to her condition. But, I don't believe the Tami-flu will help - it is said to "maybe" lesson severity, and "maybe" shorten duration by a day or two. So, should I take it? Should I give it to my EBF 5 month old??????!!!! My 4yo??????/*******I did NOT take the Tamiflu, nor did I give it to my children. And So so so glad we didn't. Our bodies were made to heal naturally!!!!! So glad I just helped their little bodies do what they do best. I did tylenol and Motrin for fever and pain, essential oils for congestion, humidifiers, chicken soup and lots of fluids. I did Elderberry syrup for or all of us, fish oil, prenatals and vitamin D for me. By the grace of God, baby and I are fine! Hubby however went down, but he doesn't work as hard to stay healthy as I do! Thank you all for your help and support!