In November (or was it early December?) Jake had strep throat. Fortunately Kara took him in to the doctor when he complained of a very sore throat, so it was taken care of pretty quickly. He opted for the shot--which is turns out is a lot more expensive than the oral medication. Now we know!
I think all of December we had someone in the house coughing--usually three or four people. All the children had this version of the winter flu. Kara had a bad case of it. When someone caught it, they kept it for two weeks or longer. It wasn't pleasant, but it wasn't the worst strain of flu that has invaded our home.