Friday, October 23, 2009
Swine Flu comes in a variety of ways!
Tuesday night Noah came in at 5 p.m after playing outside with his friends. Upon coming into the kitchen where I was preparing dinner, he was white as a sheet.
"Noah are you okay?"
"I'm okay. Just really, really tired."
He asked if he could lie down. This from my ten-year-old son who never, ever, ever, ever, ever wants to sleep.
I knew something was up.
For the next 16 hours, Noah slept. I kept waking him up to check for a fever, but he never had one. I allowed him to be late for school the next day. He seemed okay, but still a little tired.
When I picked him up later, he said, "Mom, I feel great!"
Yesterday morning I woke up and felt as if a train had hit me. Headache and I was just exhausted. I've slept around 18 hours of the last 26. But now? I feel great!
But John woke up this morning and you guessed it, he was achy and exhausted.
I talked to two moms about this and they told me that their kids had the exact same symptoms. One of them asked the doctor about it and he told her it was the mildest form of swine flu without the fever. But it gets worse if you don't allow yourself rest.
So if you or your loved ones feel tired, don't shake it off. Go to bed! If you have what we had, a day or so later, you will feel great!!!