Posted in Child's Health, Toddlers

Flu fatigue

My toddler, 3 has the flu, found out on Monday so he’s been sick since Saturday afternoon. His fever has gone and seems fine but he is so tired all the time. He has been sleeping so much and lying around. Does anyone with having experienced this know when my little man will have his energy back? I hate he’s not himself!

  • Amanda
    Feb 13

    I am a fully grown adult and I had the flu earlier this season, and it took me close to 9 days to fully regain my energy, even with Tamiflu! I can't even imagine what it would be like to be a "little one" and have the flu. I would give him a solid week to recover, and if by this time next week he is still lethargic then I'd check in with his pediatrician (of course, you should check in with your pediatrician if you ever have a concern about your child's health)

  • Kieli
    Feb 13

    This last October my daughter got a real bad stomach bug. She didn’t fully get back to herself for almost a month. Took her to the dr after a week and a half and they told me they couldn’t do much for her. But you should definitely take him in if you think you need to, you know your son better than anybody else! It is the worst feeling when your LO is suffering and you can’t take that suffering away.

  • Miranda
    Feb 17

    I am so glad my 4 year old isn't the only one. It seemed as if he had gotten better because the fever broke but sure enough the school called me to get him because he was laying around and a bit lethargic. This started last over a week ago Friday and he is just regaining strength and energy back. The Dr. said it was either the flu or stomach flu. Fever, congestion and vomiting at different times, not all at once. I agree to take him to the Dr. if needed. I went back and forth before deciding to take him to the ER, but he wasn't holding water down. They gave him Zofran.