posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 04:50 PM
Quick update. My son is feeling alright. His eyes are still very glassy so I am fairly certin the tamiflu is helping a bunch. The school has
decided that kids are not allowed to come back for 24 hours after they stop taking all meds including tamiflu providing they have also been free of a
fever (100 or more) for 24 hours as well. I talked to the nurse at the Dr. office to let them know what stance the school had taken. They had been
waiting to find out. They were not surprised because it turns out that even if the fever is gone, they are still contagious as long as they are
coughing. I asked the school because I heard from other parents that other Dr's have said for children not to go back to school until their cough is
When I went to pick up my sons school work, I saw that the school had put up these antibacterial hand wash stands all over the place. Apparently a
lot of kids are out. Its spreading like wildfire, but that is no surprise. Considering how long the kids have to be out, I am wondering if they are
going to close the schools down at some point.
Edit to add one more point. The one thing I am hearing the most here, is that people are comming down with this one week after getting the regular
flu shot. We dont do flu shots. So far, for what it is worth, could very well just be coincidence, every other person I have heard that came down
with this has said "I just had my flu shot a week ago". I heard this from a relative, a friend, and a couple people at the pharmicy while we were
standing in line waiting for our tamiflu perscriptions. All those were the older folks.
Im not sure what to think of that, but thought it was worth mentioning.
[edit on 23-9-2009 by mrsdudara]