Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PBW-1, H1N1-0

An update for those of you who are worrying: Kat is out of the woods, and after a week and a half of pretty much constant/heavy exposure, I tested negative for H1N1 (I got all my shots, but I've also had so many types of flu over the years that I'm probably naturally immune.) We'd toss confetti and pop open a few Pepsis, but we're too tired to do anything but whimper a little gratitude to the Almighty for watching over our little girl.

According to our pediatrician this bug is spreading like wildfire through the schools throughout the nation because -- as always -- even when kids are sick, parents are still sending them in. If the H1N1 vaccine is available in your area, I'd consider taking advantage of it, and if your child or a family member are ill, please keep them home and away from healthy people.

Thank you for all the lovely notes that I have not replied to yet but will once I get caught up. I should have some news shortly to wrap up the Times Pool contest, which I will be closing as soon as I hear, so if you haven't entered but would like to, best jump on that asap.

Last but not least, I sold three more books last week (okay, my agent did while I was running around to doctors and administering Tamiflu, but it still counts.) It's a neat new deal, new publisher, and a new genre. I'll have more details as soon as I've talked to my new editor.

21 comments:

  1. I'm so relieved that your daughter is feeling better! One of my major peeves is parents sending sick kids to school. It's a huge problem where we live. The boys are getting their seasonal flu shot today; we don't have access to the H1N1 shot yet.

    And congrats on your book news!

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  2. Oh, good news, both healthwise and bookwise!

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  3. All good news!
    Glad to hear it. :)

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  4. Congratulations on the health front and on the book front.

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  5. Glad to hear your daughter is on the mend and that others in your family seem to have escaped uninfected. We're waiting for our pediatrician's office to get the vaccine in.

    Nothing, IMO, is ruder than sending a sick child to school. Sure, it happens that you might not know your kid is sick until the symptoms become pronounced, but once there is a fever or other symptoms, it's beyond irresponsible to send that child to school.

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  6. Congratulations on all that good news!

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  7. WOOHOO for Kat!! :)

    And congrats on the new book deal. Very exciting and gee, see how much you can add to your career when you're busy with something else? Like loving your daughter? ;-)

    You're a good mom, Lynn. I know how tired you must be, but the sale is still a little exhilarating, yes?

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  8. I'm so glad that Kat is on the mend. How scary.

    But, otherwise, yay for selling three more books and opening new genre doors!

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  9. Wonderful news about Kat! And I can't wait for details on the new books. Congratulations! You know this calls for brownies.

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  10. Hurray for good news on both fronts!

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  11. Very relieved to hear that your daughter will be okay and that you are staying healthy.

    Congrats on the books deal, too!

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  12. Congrats on both counts!!

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  13. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Yay! Good job Mom and Kid! I'm hoping my Bank Geek and her siblings stave it off. So far, we don't have access to the vaccine, but a 14-year-old girl in a neighboring town just passed away last weekend. We will be in line when the next round opens up.
    JulieB
    *Sorry -- forgot to ID myself last post.

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  14. I'm so glad that Kat is feeling better and you all are doing well.

    Interested in hearing about the new book deal.

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  15. Great news, Lynn, on all fronts. Can't wait to hear your book news.

    :-) Nina

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  16. Congrats on the books, hope your daughter feels better soon.

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  17. I'm really glad to hear Kat is out of the woods!

    Congrats on the book deal too! Very exciting, and I look forward to hearing about it.

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  18. Congratulations on the books! And so glad to hear health is returning to your home!

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  19. Glad to hear it. Will definitely get immunized if I get the chance.

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