Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Flu!

Remember when the Swine Flu first came out? I just rolled my eyes and didn't take it seriously because the media tends to make things way out of proportion......(which I still believe they do)
Anyway, last Wednesday, Riley woke up with a 104 fever and his legs and arms were numb. Weird. The day before his left thigh hurt really bad---so when he woke up the next morning with that fever-I knew something was wrong. My mind went to the worst case-like cancer-but didn't think anything of the flu until the Dr mentioned he could possibly have Swine flu! I kinda laughed at her not knowing if she was serious or not, but she was. He needed to be tested right away. It took 3 of us to hold him down. It was horrible. They had a big syringe filled with water and a long flexible tube attached to the syringe which had to be stuck way up his nose and then the water pushed up and then sucked back out again. Yuck!! Poor guy, I felt so bad for him. The Dr told us the results would be back in 48 hours, but not 6 hours later, the Dr called us and he tested positive for Influenza A, but they needed to send a sample out to test for H1N1 aka swine flu. We had to go back and do the test again!! Poor Riley. It was worse the 2ND time around since he already knew what to expect. I really didn't think that test would come back positive---but Friday afternoon, the lab called and said he was positive! My child had Swine Flu! Oh my goodness-I could not believe it! It's been weird. I had to contact the school to let them know and we've already had a couple of calls from the heath department. Still cant believe it!!
I think his fever has possibly broken today. He woke up with 102 fever and now it is down and he is really clammy like. I'm thinking maybe we might be out of this now? He has developed a nasty cough as have I but I'm thinking with no fever it might be OK.
We cant send him back to school for a while, and they want us to keep Elliot home too. Not sure if we will keep Brady home or not since he was gone all last week for Outdoor School. All of us are on the Swine Flu medicine-so hopefully that will prevent anyone else from getting sick!!

5 comments:

mholgate said...

Hi Stephanie! I just put down my lunch and called you right away! My prayers are with your family. Wow! You never expect something like that to reach within your circle, let alone your family.

Jesus, just be with them now and protect Stephanie, Bill, Riley, Elliot and Brady from any further harm. Allow the medicine to work in their bodies and prevent this case from spreading to those they have been in contact with. You are the divine Physician. We trust their lives are in your hands.

In Your Name,
Amen

Kelly said...

OMG, Steph I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope that he gets to feeling better. Please keep us posted on how he's doing. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Colleen said...

Wow Steph. I'm sorry to hear that. How scary! I will be praying for you all!

Julagay Blog said...

Oh my gosh! I kept seeing you talk about it on facebook but didn't connect that it was really the swine flu! I'm so sorry! Where do you think he got it?

Mee mOe said...

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