Sunday, 15 November 2009
Guess where I've been here's a hint ..H1N1
I haven't had time to blog for a while there .. I blame it on H1N1. If you can I highly recommend getting your vaccine. The first H1N1 vaccine clinic opened in our area after we were all sick. A little too late for us.
It's been a long 3 weeks or so as everyone at my house was ill with H1N1. My husband and myself and all four kids. It hit Ashley the hardest she had the many days of fever followed by a hospital admission for respiratory distress she needed some oxygen, and breathing treatments. Her lungs hadn't needed for this kind of help since she was a baby despite many colds. H1N1 was tough on her, she was only initially hospitalized for 48 hours and came for 4 days on Tamiflu and antibiotics. She appeared to be getting better when almost a week later she woke up from a nap with a fever that didn't respond very well to motrin, she was in respiratory distress again we headed back to the hospital she had developed bacterial pneumonia. The doctors said this is something they see in some kids with H1N1 after many days of been sick pneumonia kicks in. Totally yucky! We caught it early and she only had a few more days hospital stay thank god.
She missed tick or treating, a good friends birthday party, not to mention three weeks of therapy and school. Tomorrow I hope she can return to her normal routine. She's been eating really well the last few days I hope that means she is on the road to recovery she lost weight of course so I hope she will continue her interest in food for the next few weeks.
All in all Ashley doing great and we all recovered. I'm just a little sleep deprived after many nights up watching over her and need to get out of the house and do something. My Mom and Dad have been her helping me with everything it would have been very hard caring for everyone when I was sick myself. Not to mention all the cleaning, cooking and laundry. My mom even stayed overnight at the hospital with Ashley her first night admitted as my temperature was raging too. Thanks Mom and Dad I hope you get plenty of time to rest and relax now that your home.