Swine Flu, Again!

Well, the Swine Flue (H1N1) has struck my family again. Emily started running a fever (about 100) on Wednesday of last week. We brought her to the Children's walk-in clinic at Iberia Medical on Thursday evening. We couldn't make an appointment for our normal doctor for another couple of days. So, we waited about two hours before being seen by the doctor (Dr. Cocke). She checked Emily's lungs and ears, but found nothing wrong. So, Dr. Cocke took a nasal swab to check for flu. The test was positive for Type A Influenza. Emily had taken a "seasonal" flu shot about three weeks ago. So, we are pretty positive that she has Swine Flu. For the past week, we have been keeping her out of day care, missing some work here and there, keeping both eyes on her body temperature, and making sure she was ok. Thankfully, we had a bunch of help willing to watch her during the day, so we didn't have to miss much work. I brought her for a follow-up on Wednesday to make sure she was fine. This time we saw Dr. Thompson. She checked Emily, but found that she was fine. Her flu just lasted a little longer than usual. While at the doctor's office, I asked to see Emily's growth chart. Now I know why it is so hard to put a shirt over her head. She is in the 95 percentile in head diameter! I knew her head was big, but I didn't know it was that big!