Do you ever make the mistake of thinking you are about as busy as you could be? And you can't imagine being more maxed out? And you think, "My two little ones are finally getting over this virus they have had and have been fever free for one complete week."? Things are looking downright sunshiney out and then, the rain comes, again. Midday you realize that one of your kiddos has a mild 102 temp and is looking quite puney. By nighttime you fall into bed knowing that the night fevers are always the worst and at 2:am you go in to check on your little kiddo. Little kiddos temp is 103 and you are once again on duty for the next hour and a half (not that you are ever off duty). You awaken to the sunlight way to early for your eyes, but you trudge on deciding to take the little kiddo into the doctor because your husband is worried about the Swine Flu that is has been popping up cases left and right in your area. Confident that your child has just got another virus you figure you are a just making your husband feel better by taking the little kiddo to the doctor. And you are happy to do it even though there are more people than you have ever seen at the doctors office. The doctor (whom you know is not a panicker) walks in with a mask on to check out your little kiddo. The doctor decides that it is necessary to test for the flu. You are still thinking that it is a wonderful precautionary measure, but that your little kiddo that rarely exits your home is surely not going to have the flu. As you sit there watching your little kiddo cry because a cotton swab has just violated his nasal passages shortly after a wooden stick (tongue depressor) has been used to gag him and you watch his little shivering fever riddened body all you want to do is take him home and let him rest. You are sitting there thinking how you can't believe you are putting your child through this just to make your husband feel better. I mean, you could be at home giving him meds to keep this fever down and nice overly iced juice or popsicles while you rub his head with a damp cloth and cuddle him as he gets the rest he needs. And then, the doctor walks in and says with a frown, "It is the flu." Not the news you want to get!
Yeah, that's the kind of day I am having.... but, I know that I am blessed! And I know that as always God puts me where I need to be even when I am a bit resistant. Not just in this instance, but in all instances.
I must say that I am not too worried. I am treating this like any other flu case in our home. We are going to do our best to keep it to ourself, so as not to spread it. Other than keeping him home for the next week I will treat it just like the normal old flu virus. Caden and Sahara will be given Tamiflu since it is in the early stage for Caden and Sahara is considered high-risk for contracting it. Please add Caden to your prayers. Apparently, there is quite a bit of concern here regarding the Swine Flu as some of the communities in this area have had some positive testing for it.