So, since last I posted, my entire family has been felled by what we are calling the PLAGUE OF 2012.
75% of the Earleys had an influenza test (which is AWFUL), and 100% of those tests were negative. However: many many people at school have had positive influenza tests, so we’re going to go right on assuming that is what hit us here at Chez Earley.
And let me tell you, it is a gift that keeps on giving. Joe sounds like he’s underwater half the time when he coughs or breathes, and my chest feels like a Wookie is sitting on it. I’m just glad I don’t feel like I swallowed broken glass any longer.
I don’t know if I have any faith that having a flu shot would have made a difference, but I do know this. If you go to work, or send your child to work with a fever and the makings of influenza, you are doing absolutely NO ONE any favors. At all. I know our culture values people working through the pain and all that, but when we are looking at 10% of the school population being ill, something is not right. Especially when it is taking people 7-10 days just to feel marginally better, let alone recover.
And now, it may be only 7:00 PM here in the midwest, but I am seriously thinking that bed sounds like a good ideas.
Except, there is a sick person in my bed, so I guess I’ll have to find somewhere else to sleep tonight.
Aw, Suzanne — if you weren’t so far away I’d bring you a pot of chicken soup! (I always get a flu shot… haven’t had the flu in years, but I do get one or two good colds every year)
Get well soon, all of you!
I, too, never miss getting a flu shot. It’s mandatory where I work. Plus I HATE being sick. I have just gotten over a mild cold. I am so glad it was mild. I sure hope you and your family are getting better very soon.