1. Ben was at urgent care last night for what we thought was appendicitis:
It's type B influenza. The concern is his airway because he's beginning to sound croupy so we're watching it like hawks and asking the Top Doc to keep his airway open and keep Ben out of the hospital with bacterial pneumonia.
2. I took Jackson back to the Ped this morning demanding a recheck on the flu virus since he still spiked a fever last night. Besides I think the Saturday Ped doc did a shitty job and barely swabbed his nostril at the appointment he had over this past weekend. The only reason I know this is because I saw how deep the urgent care doc went up Ben's nose for the diagnosis-and he went in and down both nostrils.
Jackson tested positive for type B influenza.
We've been told that we should be "quarantined for 7 days," according to the urgent care doctor. Meaning: keep the kids away from other kids and people that have low immune systems, or haven't had the flu shot-so basically keep them out of the general public.
I wanted to know more on the "how long" time sort of thing, and they said that this strand mimics many different forms and even though the fever may go away, the virus is still around and contagious as long as they're coughing and/or sneezing wet muckies. I don't get it but I don't need to. Only my Top Doc knows and I'll continue to do what my earthly ones tell me too.
3. My angels are with me and my own nodules have came back benign! YES!!! Because of the growth, I do have to return in 6months for another ultrasound, and also because the nodule which was cystic in November, is now partially solid, but who cares, it's benign-I'll ultrasound my thyroid anytime for benign.
4. To read more about precious Stellan an his SVT please click here. MY CHARMING KIDS). She explains it better than I. My job is to continue to pray for him and them..
On that note I'm numbered out, tired, thankful and need to tend to my type b babies. Why things happen, well, Only My Top Doc knows that answer...I'm just given exactly what I can handle, even though you will still hear me bitching about it. :)
*did I mention that Brian failed to get a flu shot this year? Uh-oh.