Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Swine Flu

I know, I know. Everyone is blogging about swine flu. But, I have a reason. My poor husband has it. (Doctor confirmed, not self-diagnosed.) The poor guy. He has a fever, but he's freezing (he has the heater set at what feels like 90 degrees.) and achy and coughing up a storm! He slept from about 6 yesterday afternoon til 4pm today. His fever was 102.7 WITH tylenol to reduce the fever, so we took him in to urgent care. His resting heartrate kept jumping between 113 and 120....he wasn't moving at all! His fever was down to 101...but that is still pretty high for having had a fever reducer.

So he will be home this week. (Which, I love that he'll be home, but I'm sad that he's so sick.) The doctor said he can't go to school or work until Monday. They gave him tamiflu and a cough syrup with codeine. They said the less he coughs the less likely he will spread it to me. (But the doc wrote me a prescription just in case I start having symptoms. He said to fill it within 24 hours of symptoms starting.) I'll keep praying that it won't spread, and that Ty will get better fast!

5 comments:

David and Kate said...

sorry to hear that Tyler is sick! That really stinks. be careful with yourself Tristan... pregnant women are really high risk with that aweful bug! Get well soon! Rest and drink, drink, drink. Fluids work wonders!

Likeursoperfect said...

I am taking a lot of precautions. But I'm not sure what to expect since we live together, sleep in the same bed, etc. =(

Cassie said...

Yes, please be cautious. I hope you get well soon.

JnA said...

awww I wonder why they didn't give you a preventative prescription especially since you're pregnant.
I hope he gets better soon!

Taffers Dawn said...

My niece was doctor confirmed as well. It's going around so fast.

I'm so sorry that Tyler has it! Poor guy, it sounds like he is absolutely miserable. I hope you don't get it. I'll keep ya'll in my prayers!