Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Yes, we have sw*ne flu. No big surprise there. Molly's best friend tested positive for it today and after hours and hours of trying to reach our pediatrician's office, I finally got through. They gave me the option of bringing the kids in for testing, but agreed that since the kids had already gotten the seasonal flu shot weeks ago, the only other possibility was H*N1. So by process of elimination, they have diagnosed them with it. They are not giving the kids in the area Tamiflu--there just isn't enough to go around.
However...I did talk to Kate and SaraGrace's cardiologist and he called in Tamiflu for both girls. He wants them to start taking it now, before they get symptoms. He is most concerned about Kate. He said that anyone with her heart condition would have a harder time weathering a flu virus. My concern with giving them the Tamiflu before they get symptoms is that they might not get it now, but will get it later when we take them to church or a restaurant and they end up getting exposed there. And of course, SaraGrace is at school, where it is already going around. Thankfully, the pharmacy was able to call around and get some Tamiflu but it won't be available until tomorrow.
The kids have to stay home for seven days. Wonder what they'll do all day once they start to feel better?! :) Poor Jordan is starting to feel lousy and Jake started running a low grade fever around lunch time. I honestly hope they all just get it quickly and put it behind us. It's worse when a virus hits us and drags on for weeks and weeks.