I'm on day three of the flu, and I don't remember the last time I felt this miserable.
The doctors here are saying that if you have the flu it's most likely H1N1. They're not even bothering to test people right now because the labs would get so backed up that it wouldn't do any good. So my doc said not to come in to the office unless I get desperately ill, which I'm not, even though I feel rotten. The doctors want people to stay home and not spread the bug.
I called the pediatrician to see about getting Tamiflu as a preventative for at least Elizabeth, but he said no. If and when any of the kids show signs of being sick, they'll prescribe it. Apparently there are concerns that the virus has already started to mutate as a result of Tamiflu being given as a preventative. Damn.
Ella was sick two weeks ago. She ran a high fever and had a headache and a horrible cough for 24 hours and then rebounded with a vengeance. I figured it was her annual bout of croup, but maybe it was H1N1 after all. The little girl who lives next door had H1N1 a week ago, and I've been waiting for my kids to get it since they were playing with her right before she got sick. So far, everyone is healthy.
I've been housebound since Tuesday night, too fuzzy headed to get any work done, which is bad because I have deadlines looming. I haven't done any laundry or housework, which means things are getting a mite grubby around here. B's been a big help with the kids, but he does still need to work. I've been napping when Elizabeth and Campbell nap and tipping into bed as soon as Elizabeth gets tucked for the night.
Here's hoping I feel better by Monday so I can get caught up and that no one else in the house gets it. Stay healthy everyone, this bug is wicked.