Tamiflu is our friend

So last Sunday night we were at my parents’ house for dinner and my sister asks, “Have you got the swine flu vaccines yet?” and I answered, “No, but I should probably get on that.” Well, before I had time to even think about finding a location to get some of the elusive shots, my 5-year-old came home from school the next day coughing and not looking so hot. Enter the swine flu. Sadly with him we didn’t get it diagnosed until it was too late for him to take Tamiflu, but when my 12-year-old daughter started having symptoms on Friday, we promptly put everyone on the drugs. My husband started feeling crumby yesterday, but the other 3 of us are doing okay and I’m praying the meds do their job. We’re surviving – nothing apocalyptic – but not the funnest week we’ve had. So now that I’m going into week two of being a hermit, maybe I’ll finally finish getting this room put together. Can you tell I’m making progress? Well, probably not (other that the stuff on the walls) but serious progress has been made. I don’t know if it will ever be Better-Homes/Martha-Stewart worthy, but as long as it’s organized and functional and inspirational to me and not just black hole of craft junk, I’m good.

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    October 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Oh no! Two of my guys had it last May, luckily Tamiflu did it&#39;s job and the rest of us were fine. As you said, not the most fun week, but lots of fuilds and lounging around do the trick.<br /><br />Your quilts look fabulous hanging! Makes for a very cheery room.

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    why not sew?
    October 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I hope your family gets to feeling better and no one else gets it. <br /><br />Hope you get your room together soon. I always say when I clean, it gets worse before it gets better.LOL!

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    October 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Hope all will go well with you and the flu….as far as the room….I&#39;m likin&#39;those wall hangings!! You don&#39;t even notice the clutter- your eye just goes to the quilts! So there….don&#39;t worry…It will get done….<br />Paulette

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    October 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Ugh O, Ugh O…..the Flu…ugh! So sorry it has hit your home. Keep your hands washed and have them all sneeze in their shirts and then you be careful handling those shirts!!;)<br /><br />On the room…..wowser…nice size!:) No worries about getting it organized, it&#39;s your special place and fixing it up is alllll fun!:)

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    October 26, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    my seven year old was diagnosed with H1N1 today. And in JC,MO they are only letting you have Tamiflu if you are high risk. So we just have to let it run its course I guess.

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    Calli Makes Do
    October 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I am so sorry, it is going around like crazy. My girls are high risk and so we got vaccinated a few weeks ago, but they need a second dose in two more weeks, and the doctor is now out. So I really hope we don&#39;t get it. I wish you good luck… and that everyone&#39;s better by Halloween.

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    October 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Too bad! I hope you all feel better really soon!

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    October 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    So sorry to hear that everyone is sick. I hope everyone has a quick recovery and you can come out of being a hermit soon. I am sure that you are making progress in your room. I know because that is what my rooms look like before it looks better.

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    October 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Hope everyone is on the mend.

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    October 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I saw Tamiflu work wonders on my nephew. One day he was down and out, the next day he was back to normal. Crazy. I hope everyone is feeling better.

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    October 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    My oldest daughter went to Disneyland a week ago and came home with the swine flu. Tamilflu really helped her also. From what I hear, you were lucky to get Tamiflu. In our area of St. George, you have to be in the high risk category. <br />I hope you are all feeling better soon.

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    October 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Another thumbs up for Tamiflu. Just finished my course of it today, after being sick with who knows what for 3 weeks (I suspect a case of Strep, sinus infection and then the flu). You know you&#39;re sick when you&#39;re too exhausted to sew or surf sewing/quilting blogs. 🙂 Take care and hope you&#39;re all healthy soon!

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    Rae Ann
    October 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your family being sick.I hope they recover very soon. <br />My son and I had the Swine flu in June. It was awful hard fo me to get rid of for me.<br />It sure is a good feeling to get your quilting room orgainized. I just finished doing mine Saturday. At least for a while I will know where everything is.

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    October 27, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Hope you all will start to feel better &amp; be over the swine flu<br />Hugs Janice

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    October 27, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Blech! We had it too! All six of us were out for a little over a week. We didn&#39;t get Tamiflu so we ran the course. It wasn&#39;t horrible, but it sure wasn&#39;t fun. I&#39;m still trying to recover the house…

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    November 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I have 5 tamiflu doses for 5 people. My son got it (before I had the tamiflu) but no one else, so far. Crossing fingers.

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    November 5, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I have a messy room like that! I think mine is worse, though. Fewer boxes, more everyday junk. The quilts cheer it up quite a bit!

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