possibly the most un-well-child visit, ever

i took dylan and james to the doctor yesterday for their two year and one month check-ups, respectively, and we left with a script for an ear infection for dylan and a lab order for blood work for james, who was running a fever.

some well-child exam, huh?

also, how did i miss that my baby was running such a high fever? i feel like an awesome mother.

i took both kids to the hospital for the blood work on james' tiny little baby arm, and it turns out he has H1N1.

my baby has swine flu.

if you are a praying person, would you lift him up? he's so little, and because of that, susceptible to complications. he's doing well so far, nursing and staying hydrated, and his fever is not so high, but he is just so little!

presumably, dylan is the one who exposed james, and we think jim might have had it this summer. i had a fever and flu symptoms last week but i think it was mastitis, not swine flu, so i could still get sick. and my family is coming for thanksgiving.

nothing like really creating a welcoming environment for guests, huh?

our decision to order thanksgiving dinner from a local restaurant is looking wiser and wiser. i know, not green at all, and not in keeping with my love for cooking, but at least we can hope dinner is being cooked far away from contagion.

and i can have both hands free to cuddle my sweet, sick boy.


Jenney said...

OH! I am so so sorry to hear James has "it". Take a deep breath. Keep him hydrated. Keep an eye on that temp. Don't feel bad if you feel you need to take him to the ER. Better safe than sorry!
Really H1N1 just sounds super scary. It has had a lot of media hype, but it is the flu. The flu. With a scary name.
That being said, having your little one sick is terrifying. I will be praying, and thinking of you. It is so sad he is sick on his first Thanksgiving...I don't envy you at all. One mom to another, I am so sorry.

TAMI said...

All three of our girls have had the flu over the last month. I will be praying for James tonight.

Becky said...

I will be praying for baby James. Also, I am of the philosophy that the environment occasionally has to look out for itself. :-)

suzannah | the smitten word said...

thank you all! he is already doing much better today.

Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

I am so glad he is feeling better!

Kay Aker said...

Thank God he's doing better, but what a scare! I'll continue to pray!

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