This morning, as I was making breakfast, Sloan started projectile vomiting and sneezing blood at the same time. Too much information? Sorry. So off we went to the pediatrician who tested both Sloan and Landon for influenza and both were positive. And since we all have the same symptoms, we were all diagnosed at once. We are our pediatrician’s first case of the flu all season, a distinction I could’ve done without, thankyouverymuch.
What’s really infuriating is that when Lee had Sloan at the ER the other night they didn’t actually test Sloan for influnenza. If they had, we could have gotten him on Tamaflu and nipped it in the bud pretty quickly. Now, it’s too late for him. He’s just got to ride it out. Tia and Landon are starting on Tamaflu and as I type Lee is at our primary care doctors begging him to write a script for us without having to actually see us. Good times in the Stuart household! We have to get everyone well so we can have Tia’s birthday party on Saturday. Lysol is about to become my very best friend.
So, it will probably be touch and go around here for a few days. We’re hanging in there but we’re all weary. Hopefully the Tamaflu, which only has a 50% effectiveness against the influenza strain, will work for us. Here’s to hoping!