Thursday, November 12, 2009

Swine Flu

There are plenty of things that raise their voices begging for my attention - all of which I choose to ignore today. I don't have the energy, and even if I felt I did, it would not be wise to use it up on "things" when it is critical that I take care of myself and my daughter.
She was diagnosed yesterday with H1N1 and she is not doing so well. She's running a fever (over 100 for a couple of days), her body is sore from coughing, tired, headache. The doctor prescribed an inhaler for the cough, lots of rest, Tylenol for fever and no school for a week. We were told to watch for "trouble breathing" - at which point we need to go to the hospital to be monitored.
After spending 2 hours in the freezing doctor's office yesterday to have her checked out, I went downhill pretty fast - feeling exhausted, weak, headache, fever (which broke in the middle of the night) and head congestion. For me, it seems like it was a "one-night-stand" with whatever virus it was. My daughter, on the other hand, is still slogging through with all symptoms present.
I am thankful for the Lord's angels. I had set my alarm for 11:00pm to check on her - I went to bed around 7:00pm. When the alarm went off, I couldn't move, I was so weak. I prayed a desperate prayer asking the Lord to protect her. I know that He did - there was no emergency. I am well aware of the swiftness with which some cases of the flu can take a turn into critical, so I am humbly grateful for His protection and presence while both our bodies battled through the night.

6 comments:

Jane said...

My prayers are with the two of you!

Diane said...

Thank you so much Jane.

Richard said...

How does it feel to be a statistic? You just take it easy, drink plenty of fluids, take your Tylenol, get plenty of rest, and read your book. Get well soon.

Diane said...

Thank you, Richard. I'll work on it ;)

Sidney Trobairitz said...

Diane, we are tracking the swine flu in our school forum. In most cases it is mild and quells quickly. Don't be alarmed by it, just do the wise things; plenty of hot liquids, simple foods and Vic's Vapor Rub come to mind, along with the aids given by the doctor.

Celestial Seasoning puts out a lovely caffeine free chai tea. Any way I can help let me know.

Diane said...

Thank you Sidney. We're doing ok - this is one time I'm glad I'm not in the top 1% ;) Stay well!