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Sunday, October 11, 2009

It hit us!!

*Update Monday* Will is still running a low grade fever. Antibiotics will not help it unless his secondary illness all the coughing turns into an infection. Just watching very closely. So far no one else is sick. Plan to keep him home until he is 100%. Don't want him to pick up something else when his little body is so run down. He is enjoying his room lock down. He's got movies non stop and lots of juice and Popsicles.

I tried so desperately to keep my kids well. Just a few weeks in to flu season.... and it has struck our family. We even got the regular flu shot!

My little guy is the first to catch what we think is the flu. We've talk to the Dr and I've researched a ton online (big surprise). I am pretty certain he has the piggy flu or whatever you care to call it H1N1 or swine flu.

His symptoms: Fever going on day 3. The highest was 103 then lowest around 99.9. He goes up and down depending on when he needs more fever reducer. He also has a cough and stuffy nose.

The Dr's are now saying to NOT go to the ER or Dr's office to get tested unless you are in a high risk group (which he is not) or if you have severe symptoms (which he also doesn't have).

We plan to stay in house arrest this week. We've got Will quarantined to his room with the TV and DVD player. Yes, we have a humidifier in his room.

I am concerned Little Miss might get it. She has asthma so that would put her in the high risk group. Keeping the Dr posted but we didn't want to rush and put her on Tamiflu. Really it is only taking a day off the flu and I don't like to over medicate my children.

Please say a little prayer for my family.

Needless to say my posting this week will be sporadic if anything at all.

Texas has their own flu site check it out http://www.texasflu.org/

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7 comments:

Following HIM said...

OH DEAR...seems the flu is hitting North Texas HARD this year!!! Prayers are coming to your family and OF COURSE you will be in my prayers!!! HUGS AND LOVE!!!
~Elyse

FalkFamily said...

So sorry Jen - will say a prayer for WIll that he is on the mend quickly and say a prayer that the rest of you guys are spared from it.
Linds

Heidi said...

What a bummer! My family usually escapes the flu because we get the flu shot but the kids aren't getting their shots until mid-November. Yikes! I sure hope your little guy gets better quickly and that the rest of you don't catch it!

Kristen said...

Bummer! Hope it passes quickly!

Nicole said...

Next year get the Flu Mist instead of the shot. My doctor says that she has never had a patient come in with the flu after having the mist but always has patients with flu after the shot.

I do know that we are having a lot of virus going on here with those same symptoms that is not the swine flu or regular flu. It's just a nasty virus. So, maybe that's all he's got.

Lots of chicken soup and prayers for you!

Nicole

Aimee said...

Flu? OH MY! I hope the rest of you don't get it and that he's better soon!

Dina said...

I hope Will gets better soon. And I'll pray that the rest of you stay flu free! We'll get to have lunch together someday!