Getting a flu shot — and a side of something else

Last week was a busy one. My son and I both had checkups at the doctor’s office. We both had lab work done and got flu shots. And today, we are both sick.

The severity isn’t as bad as your typical flu, so I’m guessing that we caught another virus during our adventures that has given us nasty cold symptoms. My son’s cough is that one you can’t bear to hear coming from such a young child — it’s loud and sounds painful. He’s hanging in there like a trooper, but won’t allow me to take his temperature or trick him into eating any grape-flavored “candy” that would lessen his misery. In the meantime, I’ve canceled all our upcoming commitments until his energy level recovers. How important is anything else anyway?