Monday, April 27, 2009

Over-reacting?

Saturday morning Drew started coughing. Didn't seem too serious, no other symptoms, thought maybe he had allergies...Isn't that what we all think when we're in denial that our kids are sick! But Sunday morning brought confirmation that it was more than allergies. He was coughing a lot, a little bit of a runny nose, and just had that sick look on his face. He felt warm to me and when I checked he had a low fever. He fell asleep on me at 5:30 and slept right through dinner and all through the night. He was coughing enough that we gave him another breathing treatment at 9 pm (he slept right through it).

And wouldn't you know it, Sunday was also the day we heard all about the swine flu. You know, the pandemic claiming lives in Mexico and now infiltrating into the United States? Now, normally I would probably read up on this on the internet and entertain irrational ideas of "what if...?" and end it at that. But the fact that my son was also sick made my heart skip a beat. And then there was a case reported right in our neighborhood! Ack!

So what would any self-respecting heart mom do? Take her kid right in to see the doctor. I'm not taking any chances here! I don't care that I totally made a fool out of myself and asked all my swine flu questions! Our pediatrician is awesome (and patient with me) and after determining that Drew only has a cold and can return to his normal activities "tomorrow if he feels like it," we were on our way home with this mama's heart feeling a little more relaxed. Totally worth my $20 co-pay!

But please, everyone, WASH YOUR HANDS!!

9 comments:

Katie Scott said...

good job for being a careful mommy! Drew is so lucky to have you looking out for him and loving him so much!

Kate said...

i'm glad drew and you are feeling better. so did you end up getting the tamiflu, or are they holding off on that?

The Portas said...

I would have been just as worried. Some coworkers of mine are in Mexico right now and I will not come into work for an entire week if they step foot in this office. Scary stuff!

I hope Drew is feeling better today...poor guy. xox

Jessica said...

Lysol everything!
I'm gonna start carrying a giant can of Lysol around with me everywhere I go!

Anonymous said...

Yep sounds like $20.00 well spent!! Peace of mind for $20.00 now that's a good deal
Kristina

Gina and the Gang said...

So glad to hear he doesn't have the piggy flu. That's exactly what I would be thinking too. Worth the money for sure...

Carey said...

Glad you were able to see the doctor and calm your fears! Good for you for taking him in. I think we're all a little worried for our heart children.

Kathy said...

in your neighborhood! HOLY COW!
My mom would make me put masks on all the kids!

Glad he's just got a cold...hope he gets over it quick.

Vanessa said...

I know just how you felt. Arianna was sick when I heard about the swine flu. She still has some symptoms that are concerning me but I don't think it's swine flu. Now I'm nervous to take her to the pediatrician because I don't want to catch it. We have 22 confirmed cases in our town and 1 of those happen to be Robert's cousin.

Hope your all doing well.