Kicking myself today and every other day this past weekend. I have always gotten the kids flu shots in October, usually at the very beginning of the month. This year, for what ever reason, I kept putting it off. Oh yeah, probably because I have had my fill of screaming, thrashing children who act like getting a shot is as bad as getting your leg chopped off. Not judging them, I well remember the fear as a child, I'm just saying. (Jon is the only one who has had the shot so far.)
Friday afternoon Audrey's best little friend's mom called to say that she had just taken her daughter to the doctor and she tested positive for the flu. Did you hear a shriek from the southeastern part of the state around 4:30 pm Friday afternoon?
The next morning at church, Audrey laid her head in my lap the entire time. I knew it was coming, just a matter of hours because that's so uncharacteristic of my little Peach. We went home, ate lunch and she took a 2 hour nap. When she woke up from the nap she was running a fever and was coughing a little. Then she threw up all over the rug in the living room. I felt so bad; I was on the phone with the after hours clinic and she came in jumping up and down, waving her arms and I assumed it was her protesting going to the doctor so I shooed her away. When I got off and came out of the office she came running up to me and frantically says Mama I threw up!!!
She tested negative for the flu but the doctor said she really believed it was just to early for it to show up as negative and since she had been exposed to it and was running a high fever with cough and vomiting, she went ahead and gave her Tamiflu. She told me with in 24 hours she would be feeling better and even though I was skeptical because it didn't seem like she kept much of her first two doses down, by yesterday evening she was pretty much back to normal!! She slept in the playroom Saturday night in case she threw up any more and then made it back to her room for last night :)
We've always known that Audrey was a good mediator between Olivia and James but we really discovered this weekend just how much she means to both of them as individuals and as a part of the sibling unit!! Olivia just could not handle not being able to hug Audrey or kiss her or even be in the same room as her yesterday. And James had a few issues with Audrey getting more attention than him and having to go to church and school with out Audrey. And James and Olivia don't exactly play well together, they are just too much a like!!! But yesterday I think they bonded and by the evening they were out in the yard picking up pecans (say it pee-cans) together and having a good time with no arguing. Too bad Audrey can't be sick more often! Just joking around!!!!!