Thursday, November 12, 2009

Up close and personal with the H1N1....

Yup - but not me.... My middle child. Saturday, after playing outside all day on the land while his father and I slaved away, our middle child looked a little "off".... I didnt worry much about it since flushed cheeks and feeling "beatup" is a natural byproduct from being outside in Oklahoma wind all day.

In case you dont know, Oklahoma wind isnt a breeze. Its a hard gusting wind which can make trees grow crooked, chap cheeks, and plum wear you out. You dont realize you are fighting it, but at the end of the day, trust me, you are tuckered.

So, thats what I thought it was.... Until Saturday evening when the "chapped" cheeks were hot - HOT....Thus began our dance with the Pig.

Sunday - 103 and change....Monday - 102 and change....Tuesday 100....Wednesday....Blessed Wednesday, I thought we were home free - but alas - that afternoon, it crept back 99 and change.

Our kids' school has a rule that I pray parents abide by, I know I do - that a child can return to school after being fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT any Advil or Tylenol. So far today, we are fever free and drug free....

He has felt pretty ok - except for seeing his food again on Sunday....something that both of us have mutually agreed to never speak of....

The hardest part has been sending the youngest to school without their beloved playmate and not letting said playmate go outside when the youngest gets home.

Our oldest had something like this a few weeks ago, but no so feverish but if I am going to be honest - its been nice being home all week with the one in the middle - we never seem to have "our" time since #3 came along....

Pray - Praise - Prepare and have a bunch of Advil ;)

8 comments:

Meadowlark said...

:(

But it sounds like maybe the worst is over, so enjoy the time you're having.

Thinking of you often.

EverydayPrepper said...

Sorry to hear you had the swine flu come to your house. I'll pray no one else gets it in your family.

Hopefully the worst is over and y'all can get back to normal life soon.

Mayberry said...

Hope the kiddo is ok, keep us updated (like I thought you wouldn't ; ) ) We got those bent over trees down here too! Chicago the windy city my rear-end....

Northwoods said...

This man made flu will pass in just a few days.
The vaccine for it will screw you up for a life time.
If a parent has a child with this flu then may God bless them..if a parent allows their child to be vaccinated..then God help them.
A few days of illness vs a "life time" of illness..Dah!
DON'T TAKE THE VACCINE!

I drive my tractor in pearls... said...

No vaccine here....

Had a pediatrician friend say absolutely not....it just confirmed our own stance :) She had a much better clinical explanation of why DO NOT TAKE it than my "i just dont trust the government" ;) I go with her explanation now.

Northwoods said...

Pearls,
I'm soo glad you agree.
If anyone were to do the research on the total subject of of this virus (created in a labratory) then have knowlage of the crap they have put in the vaccine...
No loving parent would allow that shit injected in their child!
My best to you Mam...

Brigid said...

Sounds like the worst of is passed. Doesn't make it any easier on you as a parent. The kids that have had it that I know had similar symptoms, it gets better than the fever comes back, one more day, then on the mend.

Here's hoping that's the last of it for your household.

theotherryan said...

Never been to Oklahoma. Heard from folks who have been to Sill that it is something fierce. Some day maybe I will go there and check it out. Hope the kiddo gets well quickly. I got the hamthrax shot yesterday.