Monday, November 2, 2009

It's late and I'm tired

but I really wanted to give my sweet readers an update on Morgan and Maddy. You've been so nice with your comments here and on Facebook. Not to mention the emails I have received.

As most of you know, Morgan had H1N1 about 3 weeks ago. She ran a very high fever and had all the other classic flu symptoms. Tristan had it at this time too. I eventually took him to the doctor because his cough was not improving and I was worried that he might develop pneumonia. Fortunately, we caught that in time and with some Zithromax he was (and is) good as new.

I thought we'd kicked this piggy's tail-end, but this weekend it seemed to be making an ugly and unwanted comeback. Morgan began running fever again. I could tell she didn't feel as miserable as the first go round, but 103+ is just out of my comfort zone on temperature. I knew that today she had to go to the doctor.

The doctor was sure she had the flu. She wrote the prescription for Tamiflu before the rapid test was even done. But surprise, the flu test was negative. Meanwhile, Maddy is exhibiting similar symptoms. She didn't get a flu test at all. (Not sure why, now that I think about it.) So, what's a momma and doctor to do?

Well, it might be over kill, but Morgan is now on Tamiflu and Zithromax. Maddy's just on the Zithromax. (Maddy is not in a high risk group and wouldn't get Tamiflu even if she'd had a positive test).

Is this a race to see who gets better first? With these two meds on our side, I expect quick results...with two winners.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Oh I am sorry to hear they are sick. I hope they get better fast..

Sarah said...

Such a tough road to walk for deciding what meds to give, etc. Hope this takes care of it all!

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