Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stupid flu...

Yes, it's true. A strain of the flu not covered by the vaccine has come to the Bernetich household. Kira had been running low grade fevers Mon-Wed (100.2 was the highest) and the only thing she was complaining about was a headache. The fever broke on Wednesday afternoon so we sent her to school on Thursday. All day Thursday she was fine. She went to school Friday morning and I had gotten a call that she had a 99.5 fever and needed to be picked up from school. I had just gotten home after working and really all I wanted to do was get into bed since my neuro-muscular disease (Myasthenia Gravis) had started to kick in at work. I went and picked her up and took her temperature and it was 100.6. I called the pediatrician and made an appointment for her for yesterday afternoon. We both went to bed and slept for a few hours and then got up and went to her appointment and they tested her for strep and the flu. I truly did not think anything would come back positive especially with her symptoms being so limited. Well, supposedly the flu test is supposed to run for 10-15 minutes and hers had 9 minutes left and was already positive. Even the pediatrician said that just by her symptoms she would not have guessed flu. Dr. Lopez also looked at me and noticed me having trouble. I told her I have M.G. and my symptoms started the night before and she immediately said she was going to put me on Tamiflu as well since she said that I might be trying to fight off the flu and of course it caused my immune system to be "off" and has triggered my M.G. Made perfect sense to me. She also prescribed a prophylactic dose for Dave and Andrew too and told me to "bump it up" to the treatment dose if they started to show any signs of sickness. To be honest, I was kind of excited to know there might be a reason my Myasthenia has kicked in since I have been really good for over a year as silly as that might seem. So for now, we are all taking our Tamiflu as prescribed and I have rested so much last night and this morning, thanks to my wonderful hubby who let me sleep for many hours. We thank everyone for their prayers and truly appreciate them!!!