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Thursday, October 29, 2009

I don't know whether to blame birds, pigs, or the government.

All I know is I kept two grandkids overnight in hopes to keep them from getting sick from the other three family members in their home who are sick (one, diagnosed with H1N1). But guess what? They developed fevers and vomiting overnight.

I'm just curious, how many of you have been touched by flu this season? Was it close--as in, family or was it friends, or your second cousin twice removed the next state over?

In other words, I'm wondering if it's truly spreading like wildfire as the media suggests or is it running its normal course the way flu does every year.

Next thing I'm wondering, how do I NOT get it?

Diann Hunt  
posted at 8:04 AM  
  Comments (18)
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At 8:17 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

No flu here. Some at church have had it but nothing different from every other year.

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Some flu in my large extended family in KC. But not at my house. Take Vitamin D3!!!!! (And get some sunshine without sunscreen.)

So far, we've never had flu shots and I don't intend to. Esp. not H1N1. Take Vitamin D3!!!! :)

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Our schools here are inundated with it. Nothing here in the Hunter household yet, thank God.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

So far, sp good here, too. There have been some cases of H1N1, but the kids are bouncing back fine. One teacher noted that of every case she has heard of, it is odd because no one else in the family has gotten it (H1N1).

And this is weird: A co-worker of my husband said his wife was told she had H1N1, but there was no culture done. On top of that, another person said that symptoms could not accurately be called H1N1 because it is not flu season here, yet. Didn't make sense to me, either. BUT, it does make sense that a lot of fear flies quickly and muddies the waters.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Our high school was shut down bc of H1N1 for 4 days. Our town has been declared an H1N1 emergency and they're setting up vaccine clinics. Ugh. However, while its running rampant its no more than a bad 4 day flu for most. So!! I just wash my hands, purell, and refused the vaccine. =)

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My son said some kids have been sent home from school with flu symptoms, but so far, knock on wood, we're safe. I can't take the barfing. My mommy heart misses on that. LOL

Katy, good advice on the D3. Also, take your airbourne, that stuff is amazing.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Mocha with Linda said...

My 14-year-old got H1N1. That was relatively mild, but on the afternoon of day 4 was when the bronchitis and double ear infection kicked in, and that was more miserable. And they are saying the secondary infections are worse than the actual H1N1 flu.

And yeah, no one else in the family got it, and she and I spent some major time together on the couch!

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Valerie said...

Diligent hand washing is always helpful.

(I wish we could abandon the mandatory "meet and greet" in the worship service at church during cold and flu season, too!)

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

My husband says he had H1N1 in 1976. (And yes, it's been here before.)He's seen umpteen cases and no one at our house has gotten it. No one in our house has taken the shot, either (including hub.) He took the reg. flu shot.

But I'm feeling kind of puny today...Ha. I think it's because I've been cleaning out the house and there was a lot of dust. LOL.

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

Three out of four children with swine, one with bronchitis and one with pneumonia on top.
I have keep them confined to their rooms and when they need to go to the bathroom, I clorox clean up everything in there-everytime. I hope I don't get it b/c tomorrow I leave for a writing conference.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Thanks for the tip, Katy! I'm so bad at taking vitamins and such. That's why I get sick, I'm sure!

Tonya, I hope you don't get sick, either! Which Writer's Conference are you attending? Have fun!

Sorry you're feeling puny, Crystal. That's why I say, "Don't Dust!" :-)

Valerie, at our church, we've started tapping elbow-to-elbow or just plain waving during the meet and greet. It helps to have a pastor's wife who used to be a nurse! :-)

Jaime, you take care of yourself and stay away from germs!!

Oh, Mocha with Linda, sorry to hear about your 14-year-old's bout with the flu lately! That sounds miserable!

Thanks for all your input! It's interesting to see what's going on out there.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

It's just hit our school: 4 cases in my grade 11 this week. I guess we'll see what happens next.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I got my first-ever flu shot this year. But with boarding an airplane for 5 1/2 hours tomorrow morning, I figured I'd better have one.

Not sure about the H1N1, though. It's not supposed to hit us too hard - only the very young and very old.

Anyway, I have my fingers crossed. ;)

And Kristin, my mommy heart missed the barfing gene, too. Can't stand it.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Ane, is tomorrow when you leave to be with your sisters????? I can't wait to hear all about that!!! Have a blast, girlfriend!!!

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Sue said...

No one in my house is sick with the flu (thank the Lord!) but my niece who is pregnant with triplets is now in hospital on bed-rest for the last 7 weeks before her C-section, where 4 other pregnant woman have the N1H1 so I'm hoping/praying that she does NOT get it in there. It has been spreading like wildfire in the Toronto area they say. One poor boy (13 yr old) died this week from it.

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Jennifer Mykytiuk said...

It's been bad where I live. I'm a teacher and kids have been out sick- for a week at a time- since the beginning of school. I thought I was being really careful, and then I got it two weeks ago. It was horrible. Still have a cough from it. I was really scared because I am pregnant! Luckily I survived the flu and have recovered. Dr. Oz's website has some good tips on how to avoid it.

At 7:32 AM, Blogger Pepper Basham said...

Oh your poor grandkids. 4 of my 5 kids had it last weekend and shared it with their mom on Thursday. I'm still struggling with a high fever, but the cough is the worst. One of those head-throbbing coughs...yuck.
Anyway - it could be worse. I didn't get the vomiting. Praise God. AND all of my kids are healthy except for the cough now.

Btw, thanks to Denise for being a guest on my blog today. Woohoo! So exciting.


At 11:28 AM, Blogger Edna said...

I am staying home, and if I do have to go out to the gro store, I use wipes on my buggy and as soon as I get my gro in the car I use the gel to put on my hands, then I wash them after getting home.
I know this does not help breathing in the air but just stay as far from other people as you can.
through God's help this will help



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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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