The 3 participants in this not so amusing game are Little E , E and me.
The first round: Little E (we think) started the first round with a cold about 2-3 weeks ago. I followed him a few days after, developing what I called "a terrible cold", which I tried to ignore, despite feeling wretched and suspecting that it was a proper flu. I decided against staying in bed because we had Little E; he was on his school holidays and I wanted to tend to him etc as promised (yes, I know I sound like a saint - what can I say? One of my many flaws is taking pride in toughing out illnesses for worthy ventures and worst, telling the world about it). E left and came back from Argentina with what seem like the dreaded "E-flu" (much worst than the man-flu) and indeed confirmed this by passing out for a few days and taking all his meals and medication in bed after he regained consciousness. Incidentally, Little E who helped me bring water to his Papi was very concerned and even cried a few times before going to bed, wanting his Papi to get better (it was all very touching).
The second round: We all seem to have become better these past few days. Jeng, jeng, jeng except for Little E, who suddenly came down with another cold which then turned out to be a nasty flu. He had to miss school; E and I cared for him and now we find ourselves back to feeling run down with achy bodies and awful colds and bad throats. Sigh, I really can't believe this is happening AGAIN.I would have thought that we all had shared the same bug and would be immuned to it. I'm now taking iron tablets and drinking a lot of honey + lemon concoction in hope that I won't feel as bad as I did two weeks ago. Flu vaccination sounds like a good idea. I dread to think how it would be if we were in the same position but with a new born baby.