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Flu Positive

Sunday, February 19, 2017



I feel like I couldn't make up a crazier story.  Bennett now has the Flu.

The nurse detected a spike of fever around 9pm last night. Bennett had not shown any symptoms.  In fact, he was feeling great.

We had just come upstairs from playing a night-time game of hide and seek with Brian, Oliver and Avonlea in the courtyard outside the hospital.

The fever was just a random catch because in the hospital they are taking vitals all the time.

There was a long list of things that were discussed for causing his fever.  Was his UTI not responding to the antibiotics?  Unlikely.  Was there an infection in his blood from surgery?  Again, unlikely.  Was there a pulmonary issue?  Doubtful.  But, I agreed they could draw blood and run a urine analysis to see what they could find.

Before having to make Bennett do another blood draw, I asked the physician assistant (PA) to confirm he didn't have the flu.

Upon leaving Waco with my dad a few days ago, my mom came down with the flu.  I wanted to make sure that he didn't also have the flu.  The NP agreed that it was worth checking.

A nasal squab was taken and the PA woke me up in the middle of the night to say the blood work had been cancelled and Bennett had been started on Tamiflu.

Bennett slept peacefully last night and woke up this morning feeling great.  Considering we know the source of Bennett's fever and considering he is significantly better than when he was admitted, the team has agreed we can go home.

So, today, we're going home AGAIN!

...this time, everyone in our family is on Tamiflu for the next 10 days.

What a ride,

One Response to “Flu Positive”

  1. my goodness!!! At least you got the Tamiflu started for the household!!!

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