Our Week - The Flu Edition

April 21, 2017

Oh....the flu!  We are not new to the flu here.  Two years ago Georgia had the flu twice in one season and was over and done with it in about 48 hours each time.  Oh goodness.  This time it hit her harder.  She was out of school ALL WEEK and had to miss her first field trip.  I was so so sad for her.  She was so excited to ride that school bus.

Friday
Good friday, I don't remember anything that we did other than go out to eat.  Jonathan and Georiga were both off of school so that was nice
Saturday
Saturday afternoon we had my niece's birthday party and then went to our friend's annual easter party.
Sunday
Sunday was Easter (read more here)
My sister in law and I accidentally matched the kids so I took the oppurtunity to snag some good pics of the cousins together.
By sunday evening Georgia was getting cranky but I thought it was just too many late nights and way too much candy.

Monday
Georgia bursts into our room early in the morning with a high fever.  She's really hysterical because she's scared but I get her to calm down and give her medicine and get her to go to sleep.

The entire next day I can't keep it below 100 even with Tylenol and Motrin but when she had fever reducer in her she felt fine.  Finally by the end of the day the meds had worn off and her fever was below 100.  I sent her to bed with Motrin but didn't set my alarm to give her any during the night thinking it had passed.

Tuesday
Georgia comes in our room again with a high fever and is now throwing up.  I sweep her hair off of her head and realize it is really high and I should actually take her temp.  Sure enough, it is 105.2 (which is why she was throwing up - that's what she does when she has a high fever).  I told Jonathan to get her a cold wash cloth for her head, make her some ice chips, and I wait a few minutes until I can tell she's done throwing up give her some Motrin.  I made up the love seat at the end of our bed and let her sleep there the rest of the night.  We didn't really sleep because she was coughing all night.

I had made her a doctor appointment the following day for Tuesday at the earliest we could get.  She tested positive for the flu (type A - bummer) and told us she needed to be out of school all week.

The rest of the week was keeping her and Milam apart and keeping her fever down.  When her fever was down she felt totally fine.  Towards the end of the week we started to venture out a little because cabin fever is real and keeping them apart was really hard.  I took her to the library once she wasn't contagious anymore and we would go on walks for a short while but she was too tired to really go far.
By Friday she finally was no longer contagious so we celebrated with donuts!

So, that was our week.  Hopefully, yours was better than ours!  Here's to a clean slate next week and prayers that Milam has dodged a bullet!

1 comment:

Natalie@She Builds Her Home said...

Oh man! That does not sound like fun at all! :( I used to get the flu every year when I was a kid, but I have yet to have one of my kids get it...knock on wood!!

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