So my mom is here from Florida for Christmas and is holed up in a nearby hotel barfing her brains out. She's been puking for three days and didn't tell me, insists it's "food poisoning" and she's not contagious. Yeah. I get that she desperately wants to see her grandkids but what do I do? How do I get through to her that the flu means days and days of agony for our son, and the whole family for that matter? And potentially a hospital stay? She's here till the 27th. I'm thinking of postponing Xmas a day or two to give her time to recuperate. Advice and links appreciated, and failing that please send me some strength as I break my mother's heart!