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/