Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Flu Hits Our Home

Yesterday, Annalise was diagnosed with the flu after spiking a fever.  The doctors do not check to see which strain of the flu it is, but since Annalise already received the vaccine for the seasonal flu, we are assuming that she has the H1N1 flu.  Knowing that Isabella is immuno-comprimised and that children are highly vulnerable to this flu, the doctor immediately prescribed tamiflu to all three children, which they will be taking for the next five days.  It's ironic that someone in our family got the flu first since we've been so cautious about washing hands and staying clear of crowds - we're still not quite sure when Annalise could have been exposed.  So far, no one else in the family is exhibiting any symptoms, but we'll still be taking extreme precautions around the house.

UPDATE, 11/4/09, 10:01pm
Annalise felt a lot better today, but still has to stay home from school for the rest of the week.  Fortunately, Isabella hasn't started showing any symptoms yet.  Nathaniel had been coughing and sneezing earlier in the day, but it seemed to get better over the course of the day, but we're still keeping an eye on him.  Julianne and I haven't felt anything yet, although yesterday, I started to feel a scratchy throat (although I may have just been thirsty...)  I'm still working from home for the rest of the week.  Hopefully, we've seen the worst of everything.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that the flu is going around at school as I know of many sick kids there. Hope everyone is feeling better.


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