Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Flu

Because Josh was out of school for two days, I knew we would need a doctor's note. He also continued to have fever (since Saturday) so I made an appointment this morning to take him in to the doctor this afternoon.

BLOW ME DOWN when the doctor says he has the flu! They swabbed his nose and did the test and it was positive. Since he's had it so long, Tamiflu wouldn't be any help. By the time we got back home he was exhausted.

He's back on the couch with some books, a few movies from the Red Box, Puffs (with Vicks Vapo-Rub -- cool things!!) and potato soup on the stove (his favorite food). There is nothing better when you are sick or when it's cold than a warm bowl of loaded potato soup with some crispy french bread -- yummmm!

I asked the doctor how long before I could consider Kevin and myself "safe". We were told that if we didn't have it by Saturday, we were ok. Saturday is a long way off. I think I'm having some hypochondriac symptoms already. :-)

As I sit here and write, the most beautiful snow flakes are falling outside. The neighbors' roofs are already white. Hopefully, there will be no school tomorrow and we won't have to miss another day of school.

3 comments:

Dennis & Kathy Irwin said...

Hello Maria --- I hope we get some of the snow too (so send some to East TN!!).
Hope the flu is over soon!
Kathy
kathyirwin.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Poor little boy. I can't imagine how miserable he must be feeling. We've had the flu going around our town too, but so far our household has managed to avoid it (knock on wood). Hope he feels better soon and you don't get it too.

Hilary Marquis said...

ewwww...I HATE flu season! Just think maybe by next flu season you'll have another little person to share it! **hahaha!** That seems to be the one thing my kids never have a problem sharing, viruses & colds. We'll pray that you don't get it too. Moms never get sick days!