Friday, October 09, 2009

Off to Deal

My daughter became suddenly very ill earlier in the week, and while she's improving now she has tested positive for the flu. We're waiting on results from an additional test to tell us if it's the garden-variety or the H1N1 virus (she was exposed to the latter at school.) I've had my shots, and we've put her brother on Tamiflu as a preventive measure, but as you can imagine it's a little scary. My blogging here will likely be sporadic for the next couple of days as I take care of my kid. All good thoughts and prayers you might care to send Kat's way will be greatly appreciated.

Parents of children who play brass or wind in school bands, you might ask your child not to swap instruments with their bandmates. I've learned that band kids are very casual about this, especially when they're trying to tune their section, and it's probably how my daughter got infected.

33 comments:

  1. Sending a big, sterile {{hug}} to Kat, and hopes that the family stays healthy, Lynn. Take care!

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  2. I hope she's on the mend very soon. You want to hear something sick? They're having swine flu parties here. Apparently, once one child is infected the parents of the other children bring their kids over to 'catch' the flu. :-O

    I'm pretty sure Bill Engvall has a sign for that.

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  3. shawna2:40 AM

    (((hugs))) and i hope she's feeling better VERY soon.

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  4. Margaret4:15 AM

    I hope your daughter recovers soon. We mothers do worry when one of our chicks are ill and that adds to how we push ourselves. Good luck in keeping her amused once the novelty of being off school disappears and boredom sets in. Remember you will need recovery time too.
    A big GET WELL SOON to your daughter and to you a wish for the strength you need to get through.
    Thinking of you

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  5. Aww Lynn, I am so sorry to hear that your daughter is so sick. I am sending many blessings and healing thoughts her way. I hope she gets better soon and that no one else in your family get sick.

    Hugs,

    Maithe

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  6. Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that. All of you take care, especially your girl. I'll be thinking of you guys.

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  7. Hoping it's the garden variety. Take care, Lynn.

    Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery. I know you'll keep an eagle eye on her.

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  8. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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  9. My prayers go out to you all. Now, go be Mommy.

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  10. Sending healthy thoughts to your daughter and family!

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  11. Thinking of you all, sending healing thoughts your way and hoping you've just got the ordinary flu. Take care, and keep well! Hugs!!

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  12. How ironic, my 10 year old son felt off last night and woke up with what I'm pretty sure is the flu. I've got a call in to the doctor to see if we need testing. If it involves needles we might skip, he's 87 pounds of needle phobic autism when presented with that option. But I'm vaccinating my daughter tomorrow just to be sure she stays safe. Well, safer...

    I'll be sure to add prayers for you and yours when I pray for me and mine!

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  13. Eek. Hope she recovers fast and your other kid stays well (and you too, Ms. Compromised Immune System)

    The swine flu party thing makes me want to scream and send vats of waterless hand sanitizer and flu-killing Clorox wipes your way, Jordan.

    Our local school has a mandatory send kid home for 7 days if anybody goes to school sick. Hopefully we won't get an outbreak.

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  14. Hugs to you and your family (sterile ones of course). I hope your daughter feels better ASAP and no one else gets it!

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  15. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  16. Hugs to all of you! I hope no one else in the family gets the bug.

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  17. Tammy S.10:16 AM

    ((HUG)) to you and your daugher. I'm sure she'll be on the mend soon.

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  18. Scary...Hugs and prayers for your daughter and the rest of your family.

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  19. Anonymous11:20 AM

    We've just been through HINI at our house.

    The dr. told us all flu is being treated as if it were H1N1.

    By the time you are coughing, you have already exposed everyone in your house.

    My child has asthma and was given tamiflu to lessen the bout.

    The tamiflu really helped.

    Alls well that ends well....so the best to you and your loved ones.

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  20. Wow, I never thought about tuning the instruments, but yeah, that would do it.

    ((Hugs)) and well wishes.

    By all accounts I've heard on a ginormous HUGE homeschool board (thousands upon thousands), it's relatively mild-some positively identified cases being a weeks worth of sniffles and a sore throat-and that was without Tamiflu.

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  21. Crossing fingers that it's the garden variety, hoping no one else in the family gets it, and that Kat has a quick recovery. Long distance safe hugs for everyone.

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  22. Good thoughts your way.

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  23. Hi, Shiela,

    Whew, it's been almost 8-years since we've talked (Naomi was still baking). Time sure does fly by.

    Shane, now 10, had H1N1 in September. We're in Georgia now and the kid's school was hit hard. 14 kids out of Shane's class in one day. Thankfully it seems to be easing.

    I hope Kat feels better soon. My prayers are with you.

    Bonnie Censullo

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  24. Positive thoughts sent your way!

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  25. Prayers headed your way. I work at a church that has a school, and we have both types here. Clorox-ing everything within reach and taking apple cider vinegar! Hope everyone else misses the cooties and Kat is feeling better ASAP.

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  26. Keita Haruka3:36 PM

    You and your daughter are in my thoughts. *hugs* I'll send some positive vibes your way.

    My partner's also sick...and we're also waiting to hear it it's H1N1 or not.

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  27. Anonymous8:43 PM

    I know from firsthand experience that this is a scary situation, but keep in mind that the effects of this virus do not seem to be much worse than the annual flu. My daughter (age 5) was diagnosed with the novel H1N1 virus on Monday of this week(after first exhibiting symptoms on the Saturday two days prior), and today was her first fever-free day. Unless she relapses over the weekend, the doctors say she should be able to go back to school on Monday (10/12). Other than a fever, general malaise, and some congestion/drainage/coughing, her symptoms have not been that terrible. Hopefully (probably?), unless she is somehow unusually immunocompromised or has an underlying pulmonary issue like asthma, your daughter's illness won't be any/much worse.

    Nevertheless, we'll be sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

    KTB

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  28. Sending hugs, prayers and good vibes your way. Hope your baby is feeling better as I type this.

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  29. Best wishes and thoughts in your direction. We've been battling the flu here also so good luck!

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  30. sending healing vibes your daughters way and strength vibe to you to help you deal. I will keep her in my prayers too.

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  31. *hugs*

    Get well soon Kat!

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  32. Sending hugs and prayers!

    Got Dark Isle, btw. Thank you so much. :-)

    Also, I finished the Darkyn series. Salted my soup for a while, then decided the best course was to simply re-read. :-)

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  33. Our 16yo had the flu last month and I have no doubt that it was from one of his band members. They are a tightly knit group. We have four younger kids in the house, all 6 and under. Our doc had us lock him in his room with a mask for when he needed to come out. Thankfully none of the rest of us got sick.

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