Thursday, November 5, 2009

Regular flu

Ram and I usually get regular flu shots. We had planned to not give the Lambs flu shots this year. Ram got his regular flu shot. I had H1N1 while they were giving regular flu shots locally. So I never got a regular flu shot this year.
On Tuesday Lamb 2 was coughing a little. On Wednesday all 3 Lambs and Ewe woke up with temperatures and coughs.
On Thursday Lamb 2 got up and was so tired that he almost fell asleep while he was eating breakfast. So Ram brought Lamb 2 to lay next to me in bed. We were dozing off and on for about a 1/2 hour when Lamb 2 really scared me. He started shouting "I want to go home" over and over and then he started shaking and then suddenly he closed his eyes and was quiet. I still don't know what that was about. A minor seizure? A nightmare? Just chills from the fever? Just disoriented because he was in our bed instead of his own bed?
I had Ram take him to the doctor to get checked out. By the time they got to the doctor his fever had broken (finally) and the doctor said it was just the regular flu. It made sense that we were all sick but Ram hadn't gotten this sickness because he had the regular flu shot.
The doctor was more concerned about Lamb 3 even though we didn't bring him in because of his age. She wants us to call her back this afternoon with an update on the Lambs. Lamb 1 has a cough but hasn't ever had a high temperature this round. She left it up to us to make a decision whether to give them antiviral medicine.
I have been able to sleep most of today with at least one Lamb sleeping in the bed with me. Lamb 1 and 2 are taking rest time now but I'm not sure either one of them will really sleep. Lamb 3 just wants to be held even if he's awake. My fever is not quite so high now so I feel a little better.
Ram had Ladies Aid this afternoon and then he is taking a community education class tonight. I'm hoping he still gets to go and he can blog about that tomorrow. It's a good thing I feel a little better because I'm on my own for bedtime tonight.
I did not plan to be blogging about sickness again this month! I just want us to all get healthy. I'm so glad we homeschool because Lamb 1 would have missed a lot of kindergarten this year from sickness. We have just not had school on days that I was too sick to teach. We actually did a little extra school when they were sick with colds in October because they were too sick to play but I wasn't sick so we read aloud some extra.

1 comment:

Dakotapam said...

I hope you guys are feeling better soon! I got both flu shots this year...I'm way more careful this year:) So far we've been pretty healthy. The h1n1 is going around the schools, but our Lutheran School is pretty small and the teachers are really great about sanitizing EVERYTHING!