Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Deadline Extension and the Flu

I am magnanimously extending the deadline for the story writing contest. Several friends have asked that I do, and I'm nothing if not generous. Don't you believe me? C'mon, at least pretend to believe me. New deadline is this Friday at midnight. Here's the photo inspiration, one more time!


On a lighter note, Red Rocks is no longer ill. For those of you non-FaceCrack users, he had the flu last week. Took a couple of days of acting like he was dying, but he moved on to a Star Wars marathon and I knew he was recovering. Doc says they're only testing for flu (positive for type A), but not H1N1. They assume all type A is swine when we're not in flu season. The symptoms are all the same, and the treatment is the same.

Here's the run-down on his flu: Monday afternoon the boy comes home from school fine, heads to his friend's house at four; six he comes home looking for a thermometer, running 102.3; goes to bed almost immediately; throws up twice in the night; runs 103.2 all Tuesday morning and we're at the doc's by 9; flu test done and it's type A positive; looks like death warmed over all day; pick up Tamiflu prescription, TheraFlu, ginger ale and crackers on the way home; sleeps and is achy all day; Wednesday he's watching Star Wars all day and his fever's right at 100. Better by Thursday.

No one caught his flu, thank goodness. Mom, on the other hand, caught someone's icky cold. So my absence from the internets and your blogs has been valid. I've gone through a couple of boxes of tissues already. Blick. I'm ready to be done. And Maybelline refuses to take my cold, even though I offered it as a gift. Stinker.

Until I write again ...

Flea

11 comments:

♥georgie♥ said...

awww I hope you all get better soon!
abby puked(gross i know)twice sunday night, she is achy all over BUT no temp, her tummy hurts and has only had 2 pieces of toast since Sun...i am debating on taking her to the Dr-debating b/c she has no fever-if its a virus it will just have to run it's course

Trisha said...

Get better soon, Flea! It is never fun when you are running through those boxes of tissues!

Donalyn said...

Glad the kid is better - sorry you have a cold. Still trying to get rid of the last vestiges of mine - I'll see your two boxes of tissues and raise you 3 rolls of toilet paper! :)

MaBunny said...

Oh I'm so sorry he had the flu - I know its already starting since school is now in session. Glad he is feeling better! Hope you get well soon too!

Daryl said...

Feel better soon ... maybe you need a dose of Star Wars?

Robin said...

Summer colds really stink - feel better soon, and glad Red Rocks is feeling better too.

Poltzie said...

Aww crappy Flea! I'd take your cold but...well.. ok, actually I don't want to!

Ps. Do you really know someone who bought the sweat ebook? I'd love more options but it seems a bit shady. Let me know and thanks for the info!!

Karen Deborah said...

yukky sorry about your son. The problem with this flu is lingering respiratory illness. It's just a harder one to shake off. Get a good chicken and boil him some home made soups. Hope ya'll stay well.

Cheryl Barker said...

Sorry to hear you guys have been sick at your house. If it's all the same to you, you all keep the flu in Tulsa, please :)

Warty Mammal said...

I'm glad Red Rocks is on the mend, and hope you will be soon as well! Are you still pulling shifts while sick? Hope you got a little time off.

Ellyn said...

Facecrack! It took me a minute. But I got it. Funny stuff.