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A letter was sent home in Connor's backpack today notifying parents that a case of swine flu has been identified at his preschool. I figured it would happen eventually, but THIS soon? Yikes! It said the classroom has been disinfected and they are focusing on proper handwashing with the kids, but it didn't say which class it was. Regardless, ALL the children are handled by the same few attendants in the mornings (they use a carpool drop off system where the kids are removed from the cars and walked to class by teachers) so essentially the whole school has possibly been exposed.
My whole house is already sick with a cold that Connor brought home from school (well except me but I know I'm going to get it) I don't want to be worrying about swine flu too! A 15 year old literally dropped dead in a clinic waiting room here yesterday and they think H1N1 was to blame. I'm really hoping we manage to avoid this!
Beginning of this year when it was first talked about, we had a case in the area. Other than that I haven't heard anything about it here recently. I'm not going anywhere this winter. The only person I really have to worry about is DH, because he works outside the home.
We had a bad flu in our family this year, it had us all feeling at death's door. The nurse suspected swine flu for us but I didn't follow up with any testing - honestly the treatment for it isn't any different than any other flu, and I didn't see the point in dragging all the sick kids through the clinic, exposing everyone there. The school system sent me a letter though and I had to keep the kids out for a week past their last symptom, they didn't like that once they felt better. It was a killer flu though, for days they were too sick to do anything but lie there and cough and moan.
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Yeah, that was the case, I was just going to post this... pneumonia was the last I heard. Daniel's got something right now that has his temperature spiking up to 101-102 and some icky yellow mucous coming from his nose. I don't know what bug it is, but it's definitely flu-like. Right now we're just keeping him on ibuprofin and watching him verrrrry closely. Connor has had a cough that comes and goes, but is otherwise fine. I think that's residual congestion from the cold he had last week.
So here's something I've been wondering.... If you get swine flu, are you then immune to it forever? I would think so, but I have never heard anything either way about it.