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.