Friday, November 13, 2009
The Friday Shake Down ..
...finds us looking a bit like an infirmary around here.Be it a small infirmary but nonetheless an infirmary.With me following Joe around the house,with my handy Lysol wipes in tow.That nasty,didn't look like the flu,is looking a lot like the flu today.Funny,we hit body ache,headache and chills accompanied by high fever,4 days into this thing.I usually see it going the opposite direction.Those symptoms first and the rest comes on the upswing.Not Joe.All of my kids like to do things in their own unique way.So, at 2:45 in the morning,I penned off a Relay Health note to my pediatrician, not because I was overly concerned with Joe and his ability to kick this but of Miss Zoey an her inability to NOT catch it.My doctor said it is entirely possible that Joe had a bit of help getting through this because he did get the H1N1,one dose,last month.If that is what this even is.This of course it just speculation.Today found Zoey a little more under the weather.Raspy voice.Cough.A bit more irritable but not too bad.Still no fever but then again Zoey isn't a fever kid.So much so that in all our months of treatment, when they say expect fevers,it is going to happen when counts drop,she never,ever spiked.Not ever.Have someone tell you, that is familiar with leukemia treatment and they will tell you how unusual that actually is.That doesn't exactly bring me comfort right now but my doctor assured me that she will most likely will spike one if she too has "the real flu".Let's hope she just has a cold.We have opted out of Tamiflu.Holding out as we delve deeper into the flu season because like any medication,antibiotics and anti-virals especially,you can often build a tolerance to them if over used.We both were in agreement to withhold it for now.So .. barring any change,I'll just watch these younger two and hope it passes uneventfully.Jake is totally feeling fine.Happy as a little clam that Joe has passed out this afternoon and that there will be no arguments over what Wii game they will play.My little rocker chose Guitar Hero and Zoey has had a blast watching him.We have a rule of no electronics,Monday through Thursday so trust me when I say it is literally the first thing Jake goes to when he hits the threshold of the door on Friday afternoons.Relatively quiet weekend ahead.Which is nice because next weekend is the complete opposite.So hopefully the littler two will be on the mend and the rest of us can dodge this thing.Taylor was here for a bit this evening and will come back tomorrow,with Brandon who is home for a visit.Jess is having a great visit with Caitlin,Danny and Charlie and Matt,well, he's looking a bit lost without his girl around.Mark and I aren't much of a substitute.I began this post earlier today and I am finishing up at around 11pm.The last two nights have had me up a ton with little Joe so I better head up to bed.Something tells me that tonight will find someone up and restless and as I am bringing this to a close I have that familiar tightness in my chest that says I just might be the next one down and out.Let's hope not ... I cannot afford to be sick.
*Do you see my child's crazy hair!she woke this way from her nap and she wanted NO part in me fiddling with it.I didn't have heart to keep bugging her ... sweet thing.