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Old 11-08-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Flu's in the house

younger son (age 6 ) is down with high fever, just in 2 hrs his temp is almost 39C. occasional coughing. gave him paracetamol (calpol). heart depressing
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Damn Oric - keep us updated if/when you have the time.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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4th hour since he is sick. wiped him with wet tissue. he is sweating a little and he got up for toilet. still very warm but he is not delirious.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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He may still get even sicker & weaker. As long as he's not having trouble breathing, is coherent & doesn't show any other signs that scare you, should do fine. Just keep a close watch as you're already doing.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:46 PM   #5
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Awww, the poor little guy, I hope he'll get better soon! Keep us posted!
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:57 PM   #6
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Hope your little one feels better really soon!! My thoughts are with you!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:15 AM   #7
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morning update : fever down, elder son (8) joined the coughing chorus .. DW and I seem to be healthy for now
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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Hang in there Oric. Being here has prepared you for what to expect, what to do and what not to do. Good luck.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
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Even with mild cases watch out for secondaries..having gone through this, make sure they are fully recovered before sending them back to school. This virus has a bad habit of holding on.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:01 PM   #10
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You were letting him kiss the girls, weren't you? Shoulda stuck with the government advice not to kiss anyone until next May!

Good luck with your kiddo, Oric. I worry more when my kids are sick than when I am.

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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See? I TOLD you to give them chicken soup with ginger!
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #12
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Even with mild cases watch out for secondaries..having gone through this, make sure they are fully recovered before sending them back to school. This virus has a bad habit of holding on.
I talked to the nurse about my daughter this morning, she's got the fever and headache but no cough yet, and they told me they are recommending to keep her home for 7 days. I can't imagine all parents will do that. And this is without a test to even show if that's what it is. I guess they are just assuming that's what it all is right now.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:55 PM   #13
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24 hr report : they are both coughing .. paracetamol based medicines keep fever down almost to 37C (slightly warm) ... Appetite down and they are less cheerful than normal. If this is Swine Flu, I will consider myself lucky ... There is no way to tell, that is the bad point ...
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:47 PM   #14
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Keep treating them well, watching them closely, and if any turn for the worse get medical attention.

Take care Oric! Ge the family healthy as soon as possible.
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Oric, some children really do get touched that lightly & it never becomes worse. But as you said, it's bad that we can't really tell.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #16
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the fever is back ! usually the fever is down in the morning hours but is 5am and both of them are hot, they asked for water and it is for sure they can't sleep. i am now certain that this isn't a simple bug ...
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It was that 5 am call that told me that something was different with my boy. Stay on top of it Oric.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:01 AM   #18
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have to leave for work (I hate the traffic in this city so I leave out a bit early). Gave paracetamol to both kids. They are in DW's hands. I hope this passes without serious complications ...
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The fever cycles: up, down, up, down. When it's down to something close to normal is when you want to try & get a bit to eat into them, get them cleaned up, then as much as possible - resting ro sleeping to make up for distrubed sleep when the fever is up.

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:09 AM   #20
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DW called Our Pediatrist, here is his reply

"My kids are in the same condition, this is another virus, if daytime fever persists bring them in, otherwise rest and fluids"
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What does "this is another virus" mean? Why are some people so resistant to admit that they have H1N1?
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:46 AM   #22
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there is so much "fear hype" that maybe he is trying to supress it. I don't know
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:32 PM   #23
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48th hour update : occasional coughing and sneezing ... chills and fever ... they are not in bed resting ... sit down on the sofa and watch tv with blankets ...
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What does "this is another virus" mean? Why are some people so resistant to admit that they have H1N1?
I was reading this morning about "another" virus.... I'll go see if I can find it.
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I can't find it but will look later.

I took it that they were referring to H1N1 being new so I didn't copy it.
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