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I'm so sorry mama!
I've been fighting a chest cold for almost two weeks now so I know exactly how awful being sick in the third trimester is!
Since it sounds like you've got tummy woes to deal with, I'd suggest soups and broths. Things that are gentle to the tummy and not too bad coming back up. If you develop the "runs" the best cure is the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) since those are all good foods to help slow down the bowels. And of course yogurt!
Elderberry syrup (like Sambucol) is good for a cough or for respitory health and is okay for pregnancy. Hot lemon and honey is soothing and helps heal the throat as well. I've also been freezing plain yogurt mixed with cranberyy juice (using a little popsicle freezer thing) and it feels wonderful to suck on these. It soothes my throat but I bet it would be a good way to get some protien and "food" into you slowly so as not to upset your tummy more.
If the vomiting get's too bad there's a really nasty product called Emetrol that is safe for use during pregnancy. But honestly...I'd rather puke! But if you're worried about staying hydrated and the tea, water, juice, broth, etc just wont stay down it's something to try (and DH doesn't seem to mind the emetrol taste as much as I do, so maybe it wont be as ick for you!).
I hope you feel better soon!