A disorganized proscrastinator trying to do better.
Married with three grown daughters, trying to figure out where the last 40 years went! Grandparents as of 8/18/08 with her baby sister born 8/12/14! My youngest daughter and her family live about 12 miles away and my older two daughters live in Reno with their spouses and one stepdaughter, which means we have granddaughter #3 as of 5/12/18!
We're going for the nasal mist H1N1 vaccine on 11/4. Of course, the asthma-girl that I'm worried about has to wait a bit longer for the shot vaccine (egg allergies to worry about as well). I did get her on the wait list at the pediatrician and I keep checking at our county's website. Sorry to hear it is so bad.
My doctor believes that my daughter has had the H1N1 and it was NOT bad at all. It is a nasty test for H1N1 and not worth confirming. Her fever never was over 101. She has had a sore throat, cough, stuffy nose. She has missed 4 days of school though. She wasn't really extra tired or anything. Now she has immunity for this strain.
Joan: I had a regular flu shot and this "flu" went right to my chest. I have asthma and rarely have to use a rescue inhaler, am well controlled on one puff daily of Flovent. I almost immediately had to start using Ventolin every 4 hours.
I originally called the doctor to get a breathing treatment, but they insisted I come in and my internist said it is the only flu they are seeing so she was not going to bother testing me, just said take the TamiFlu and gave me a prescription for antibiotics if I got worse with my breathing.
Then this morning I wake up to this on the front page of the local paper:
This is the hospital I work at.
I am hoping to be well enough to go back to work on Monday. I am missing my FIL's 85th birthday party and being able to say goodbye to our elderly neighbors who are moving to their daughter's house in the Santa Cruz area.