It's the flu. Strain B. So Bud is at home for the rest of the week, probably, and Sis no doubt soon to follow. Actually, I'm considering just keeping her home to help stopper the contagion at school.
But it makes me want to ring the neck of the clinic doctor who refused my three requests to swab for flu yesterday. He kept telling me it wasn't flu; there were no signs. Instead, he did a strep test--not the rapid one, "too many false positives"!!!--and gave us an antibiotic. Asshole. The boy had no sore throat and only a little redness. Just high fever, chills, and headaches.
So it's fluids and rest all week. Luckily we made chicken noodle soup yesterday.