Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Our Last Day of "Quarantine"
I have a zillion posts to catch up on, but for now I just want to say how glad I am that we'll be emerging from our self-imposed quarantine tomorrow. Both Mark & Lincoln have had the swine flu (or, to be PC - the H1N1 virus). Mark got hit really hard which was sad (he's better now), but fortunately since he got it first I was quick to get Lincoln in to his doctor the first day he started showing symptoms. Being under 2 he's in a higher risk category, so I'm glad we did - I normally don't call the doctor at the first sign of one of the kids getting sick. However, upon hearing his symptoms they got us right in and sure enough he tested positive. Luckily he was started on Tamiflu within 10 hours of symptoms presenting themselves. Since he got started with the medication so quickly it did wonders. He was really sick that first day, but was dramatically better by even the very next day! He's finished out the medicine & is symptom free now, but we have been keeping him home for the recommended 7 days just to be on the safe side. Today is day 7 - so hurray for that!