Friday, October 2, 2009

We've had H1N1 and we're just fine


The girls have been out of school all week due to the flu. The CDC and flu.gov say that more than 99% of anyone with the flu right now has H1N1. That means us.

But really I have seen the girls much sicker before. They have had fevers and sore throats. A few headaches. That's it. Licious had a fever of about 101-102 degrees for four days. Boo had about 99-100 degrees for four days. Now a juicy cough and runny nose remains. Our doctor figures that Razor and I had it first but it was even milder for us. For the past couple of weeks we have just felt more tired than normal and I've had several headaches. A little cold for a few days too.

We are past the fevers so the doctors say we are no longer contagious. And what is even better . . . now we don't have to worry about it.

Thanks for all the well wishes!
-dana

43 comments:

Elissa said...

you know. sort of glad to hear this. the kids just had their regular flu vaccines and i totally ditzed out about asking what our ped's office opinion was on the h1n1 vaccine whenever they get around to it.

glad you are all on the mend. take care and hugs your way...

Em said...

So glad to hear this! I'm really getting tired of the media on thie H1N1. I know that it can be dangerous- so can normal influenza. But I dont think we need to freak out. I'm glad that everyone is better in your house!

bingo~bonnie said...

Sorry to hear that your girls have been feeling sick. I guess it's good they went thru it at the same time - go ahead and get it over with..

Love the bright colored quilt block above - did you use a foundation? Have a great weekend recovering!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

RosaMaría said...

sorry for that, but its great all of you are better! have a great weekend!

Olivia and Me said...

you were sooo blessed as many do end up in the hospital. I ended up with walking phenomia and took eons to get rid of. July and August were lost to me.. but oh well, if I had it during the hot icky months of the year.. that was much better then now!

Glad to see you're on the mend!

Morgan Jane said...

I just had the flu last weekend too. I also heard the quote about 99% meaning H1N1, so, like you, I assume that was me, and that now it's done! Not too bad at all. And, there's this awesome herbal medicine called Oscillococcinum. It cuts the length and severity of the flu...it's a wonder drug!

PS...I like the picture!

Kimberly said...

OMG!! Ok, you are hilarious! Not with the flu, I'm sure, but I'll get to that... I just found a moment to read back through a few of your older posts and lo and behold - there you are - first thing in the morning! Ha! Good for you and I've gotta say you're a much braver gal than I am!! I guess that little dare of mine paid off for you because now I'm going to send you a little giftie as my way of saying "way to go!"... so if you pass your addy on to me, I'll pop a little som'in in the mail for you!

And, I'm so sorry you were all such sickies! But I'm glad everyone came through it OK and you're on the mend!

So... have a great afternoon! Email me your addy! (And I LOVE your block!!)

~Michelle~ said...

So does that mean you don't need the H1N1 shot? Glad you're feeling ok :)

DeeRoo said...

"Juicy cough".....ugh...thanks for the shutter that gave me when I read it!;) But seriously, glad to hear you are all on the mend. I heard that the no fever not contagious is not true for H1N1 but that you need to not have that cough any more so watch out for that.

Sarah Pead said...

Glad to hear the fam is feeling better! :)

tara said...

I think I heard that once youve had the mild version you wont get a meaner one if it comes. That would be nice to get something out of this, immunity.

4 BOYS ONLY said...

we just had it as well. I felt ok. My husband got hit the hardest but two days later he was much better. The littles still have runny noses and a cough. It could have been much worse. The boys were running around snorting like pigs the whole time. what little riots! SWINE FLU!

Blue Is Bleu said...

So glad you're all feeling better! Umm that makes me think I had H1N1 if 99% of ppl who've had the flu recently had that. Maybe my hubs was right to keep oinking at me... he's nice huh?

sydlovesfrisbee said...

Hope ya'll are feeling better soon! Have a great weekend!

corinnea said...

Glad you're on the mend. Love that block.

Trudi said...

Glad to hear you are all doing so much better :-)

Genevieve said...

so much fun being sick, isn't it.
Glad to hear all are healing fast though. Take care.

brown robin said...

woo hoo!!! that's what i've heard from everyone who's had it. glad you are all better. now, on to more exciting things, right? i'm sure that as a mommy there were moments of anxiety. sad that we missed you... so grateful that you all are strong and well again.

amylouwho said...

Glad you are all on the mend! Wish I were closer so I could bring you chicken soup!

PDOTTreats said...

Glad you are feeling better. Did you applique the pear on the block? I love it!

Tracy said...

I had it last week and still this week I get weird aches in my legs. They started in my hips and just moved on down. I'm not sure where they'll go after they get done with my feet. Maybe they'll fall out of my shoes! :)

Scottish Nanna said...

Glad you are all feeling better.
Hugs Mary.

Jackie said...

Oh my gosh! I hope that you all feel so much better soon! So are you saying that once you have had the swine flu, you can't get it again?

Dotty Jane said...

So glad you're feeling better. I imagine people have it that don't know it's H1N1. Hope everyone's back to normal soon.
Vicki

ancient one said...

Glad you are better... my husband has the symptoms but will not go to the doctor.. we think he's getting better.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Glad you guys are feeling better - it's no fun when there's sick about! Here's to a healthy rest of the fall!!

Terriaw said...

What a relief to hear you guys are getting better. Sounds like a miserable way to spend a few days!

Deb said...

Good to have that out of the way. We actually had a lot less flu deaths in New Zealand this winter because people actually stayed home when they were sick, which of course they should do anyhow.

Bloggy Mama said...

Whew. Still wishing you good health.

Rafael's Mum said...

Phew... so glad you are all ok! Great you've had it now and can concentrate on getting/being better!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

So glad to hear everyone is feeling better!!!!

Nile e Richard said...

Simplesmente belo,as cores ficaram ótimas.
Bom fim de semana para voce.
bjtos.Nile.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Love that bit of applique!
I bet the flu didn't change your gorgeous looks (scrolled back). Glad to hear that you are all on the mend.

Amy said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! I think the worst part of a family getting sick is one person gets better, then another gets sick, then one gets better, then another gets sick, so it seems to drag on forever! And then of course being the Mom and being sick and still having to care of everyone else :)

Your block for Lolly is cute!

And I got your fun package in the mail today! Thank You, Thank you! I love every bit of it, you should have seen me opening it with my whole family around me. Everyone had to look at every piece of cute fabric, even my husband! Now I have to figure out what to make with it!

Dana, you are awesome! I am glad to be your friend!

momawake said...

Glad you're better.
That quilt block is so cute!

greedygrace said...

Glad everyone's better and it wasn't serious. I'm leery about getting flu shots for me and the kids. I'm hoping we can get through the year and stay healthy!

peaknits said...

Wow - so glad to hear someone be so sensible about it! Glad you guys all are recovered or recovering - and how nice to get it behind you! Take care!

Vicky said...

We just got over it to. The twins had the 103.4 fever, lasting on and off for about 4 days. Mine was milder but the headaches were the killers! Glad to hear you guys faired well. We, too, are still trying to dry up from the sinus stuff it left behind.

nicola said...

ugh, dana. i am sorry. glad you are all on the mend.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. At least by having it now you know you don't need to worry about it any more.

Anne said...

Hey, maybe I had it too. Never went to the Dr. If that's the case, I'm glad it's over and done with. I felt really icky! glad to know everyone is doing well in your family.

WhiteStone said...

Glad you're feelin' fine again!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Glad you are all on the mend. Lovely quilt block too!

Pat