Getting over the Type-B Influenza

Josh caught the type-B influenza last week. I honestly think he caught it playing at the playground on Thursday. He started showing signs of a fever on Friday and that’s when I knew he was gonna be REALLY sick.

On Friday afternoon and during the evening his fever started rising and it literally went up to 39.5 degrees Celsius and I immediately knew we were going to make a trip out to see the pediatrician on Saturday morning.

We got to the clinic and as soon as the doctor saw Josh, she said lets do a influenza test. The nurse brought the kit and the doc swabbed Joshs’ nose. About six minutes later, she said “it’s type-B.” AW!!!!!!!

BTW these pictures of Josh and Tyler are just so hilarious!! Their faces are like… WHAAAT???

So starting that day, Josh had to take Tamiflu syrup. It’s well-known side effects are drowsiness, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, and even violent physical random act-outs in children. Pretty scary right? Yeah, that’s what I thought too.

Thankfully though, Josh has only been coughing. As it turns out coughing and respiratory problems are also on the side effect list. WOO HOO! Damn you Flu VIRUS!!!!

So anyways Josh has been sleeping in our room for the past four days. Beside me. I and the other two children are okay so we are very thankful for that. However, this “sleeping in our room and on my bed” thing is starting to really stress me out. I am taking care of him as much as I can but Josh is the type of kid who goes 360 degrees in his sleep. Get the picture? At one point, he has his foot on my face! Uh, I’m glad he’s gotten better and that he’s almost good to go to school, but I definitely learned my lesson this time.

Do NOT sleep with a child with growing pains in a queen sized bed!!!