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The flu?

Posted on: February 23, 2008

J came down with a bad case of flu symptoms yesterday afternoon. When I called the pediatrician at 4:00 they told me to call this AM if he was still feeling bad and we’d do a flu test. When D called them about 15 minutes ago, the answering service acted like they weren’t having office hours this morning. Of course now C is also running a fever…and as I type, he’s sitting under my desk coughing. So it looks like we probably have 2 with the flu. D had a flu shot but it sounds like there’s at least one major strain that wasn’t vaccinated against so he could get sick, too. That’s why I don’t bother with one for me or the kids. It’s a crap shoot. And honestly, the years I’ve gotten a flu shot are the years I’ve gotten the flu.

And my throat has been sore for a couple of days. With my luck we’ll all come down with it. Because it’s fun for everyone to be sick at once, right? *sigh*

EDITED TO ADD: Yes, it is the flu.  J had a positive flu test and is now on Tamiflu.  We’re lucky we caught it early.  C’s test was negative, though it may just be too early to test positive.  Or we may get lucky and he doesn’t get it.  A funny thing, though…the doctor who told me to wean C a month ago is now saying it’s a good thing I’m still nursing.  Gee, ya think?  Why do you think I was so adamant that I didn’t want to wean him before cold and flu season was over?  As much as I wish he was weaned, I know that right now he needs that extra immunity.  And I’m glad I stuck to my guns and did what *I* thought was best for *my* child.

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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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