Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sick, but not Swined

As I mentioned in the Halloween post, I've been sick. I spent most of last week resting and working from home, which I probably wouldn't have done in other years. I would have dragged my coughing self in to work and not gotten better for weeks. While I'm still coughing now, it's definitely less of an issue than it could have been. Who knew that resting thing had some truth to it?

But now, Hannah and Marc have been sick. Hannah's had a fever ranging between 100 and 103, but other than that, no major symptoms. Marc doesn't have a fever, but just generally feels lousy. So no swine flu here, but we're taking the necessary precautions to keep it at bay, and that's meaning lots of time on the couch.

There's been a lot of discussion on whether or not to get the swine flu vaccine, if it's available in your area. Hannah and Max both got the vaccine, and Max was able to get a preservative-free version because he's under 3, thanks to some quick action on our part when they became briefly available at our pediatrician's office. This article from the NY Times is a very straight-forward look at the motivations for why we chose to get the vaccine (I particularly liked the part about considering what else your children put up their noses!). But whether you got the shot or not, I hope you're feeling well during the start of this season of sick days.


  1. My boss had H1N1, and he was down and out for a week plus! He is not the type to take off from work. In addition, our office will not let you come into the office with a fever (makes tons of sense to me).

    Feel better.

    Rest up.

    And read a book or watch a video. Take care of your family.

  2. I got the vaccinations for my kids- I decided I'd rather have two days worth of worry after the shots than a whole season of worry if they DIDN'T get the shots!

    Hope everyone in your house feels better soon!