Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swine Flu

Yes, the swine flu hit the Scott residence on the 18th. Our ward was almost cancelled that day due to so many families being sick with the swine flu, strep, seasonal flu, and other illnesses. Brad and Jackson went before sacrament so Brad could take care of the program and ask what the status was on having church. The first counselor in the bishopric told Brad to tell me to stay home and to not risk coming to church and getting sick. Jackson and Brad ended up staying for sacrament meeting. Later that day I noticed Jackson's eyes were a little pink, but didn't really think anything of it. The next morning he woke up with a cough and a stuffy nose and thank goodness we decided to keep him home from preschool. The following day I had plans to go down to the county health dept and stand in line for the H1N1 vaccine, but Jackson woke up with a sore throat added to the others. I debated all morning whether to still go or not and just as I had decided to go and was getting the kids ready he started throwing up. A few hours later he started running a fever. I took him into the doctor and they said that he had it. Great! She also said that his blood shot eyes were part of it and that they were seeing that a lot with the swine flu. So from Tuesday to Friday afternoon we delt with fevers as high as 104. Brad stayed home and completely took care of Jackson and kept me away from him to help me from getting it since I am considered high risk if I were to get it. What a yucky week. Jackson watched about 20 movies in those few days and was always so good to wear a mask when he was around the rest of us. He still has a cough and stuffy nose, but is much, much better. Lucklily none of the rest of us have gotten it. We went through one and a half bottles of Chlorox wipes, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a bottle of Lysol in that week and then Monday I went through the house and disinfected every nook and crany, so I felt comfortable having people over. We also on Tuesday went down to the health dept and stood in line for four and a half hours for Jackson, Addi, and I to get the vaccine and we got it! YAY!! I just wish that Brad would have been able to have gotten it. I hope that all of you stay healthy and that this flu season does not hit your homes, but if it does good luck!

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