Friday, October 16, 2009

Yep, she has been diagnosed!

So, Addison has been running fever since Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. It has been just low grade (99.5) until nighttime and then spikes to 100.5. Last night, her fever got up to 101.8 so I called her Dr.'s office again this morning. They advised to bring her on in. So, sounds crazy, but I was hoping for a bronchitis or even pneumonia diagnosis. Nope, she got the flu diagnosis. I am not convinced this is true. I respect the doctor we saw today, but even he said the CDC was recommending anyone with some of the symptoms be treated like they have the flu. And yes, in case you are wondering, it is probably H1N1. So the recommended treatment...a huge bottle of antibiotics, Tylenol/Motrin for fever, cough meds for nighttime, and Tamiflu. The latter because of me. She is past really benefiting from the Tamiflu, but since I am pregnant and considered "higher" risk, he went ahead and prescribed it. So the actual treatment for the night...various medication pooling on my shirt after it was spit out, a screaming 3 year old trying to be forced to take one more medication, an empty cup of milk in which was finally drank with the antibiotics in it, a bowl full of pudding and Tamiflu mixture that is "nasty" and won't be eaten, a full juice cup with cough meds in it, and a worried, sleepy, guilty feeling mother praying for a good night.

I called medical exchange this afternoon for myself. They prescribed Tamiflu. I haven't taken it yet, and think I will hold out for symptoms. This is a weird feeling. In my pregnancy with Addison I would have completely freaked out and wouldn't allow myself to be around someone that is sick. Now, I am sleeping inches away from a swine flu diagnosed, coughing in my face, 3 year old. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

This is one of those times where I am so glad I have a Heavenly Father that I can go to and trust that he is in control of this situation. He loves Addison, me and this baby growing inside of me!

Now I think I will try to get some rest before the next coughing spell. Maybe she will be out of it enough, she will drink some souped up juice! HeHeHe!