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Old 02-15-2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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So it looks like Danny and Riley have the flu. Both have high fevers (102-103), coughing, runny nose, headaches and body aches. Riley has the chills. It came on so fast.

What would you do if you were in my place, would you call your OB for tamiflu or ride it out? I know a few of you have had it already, and for that I'm sorry. If you had it to do over, would you get tamiflu?

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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Oh I hope they feel better I don't know what to suggestion though. I would probably just wait it out and was careful around them but then I don't know since we're so far along, you know? Can't hurt to call I guess.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:53 AM   #3
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I think I would probably call especially since you have been sick and your immune system is already weakened, KWIM. I think the flu later on in pregnancy is especially dangerous. However, you know your body and your immune system so trust your mama instinct.
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If it were me, I would probably wait until I started having symptoms before calling. Chances are you'll get it, but I wouldn't want to take Tamiflu if I wasn't sick and didn't need to.
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Ugh, sorry they are sick, Liz! I, personally, would ride it out. Coming from someone who's dealt with lovely MRSA, I wouldn't take antibiotics unless you actually had the flu. Lots of fluids and handwashing. Hopefully you won't get it!
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:28 PM   #6
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Thanks ladies, dh and I decided we'd wait it out. Danny's fever broke about 1am and he hasn't gotten it back. Riley's went down but never fully gone- much lower at 99 degrees now instead of over 103! They're both coughing a little but not the hacking cough like before. Some runny noses but they're eating and drinking well and playing so hopefully nobody else gets it and they continue to improve. Seems to be the regular flu, no gastrointestinal ick like I've heard from those who've had H1N1, so I'd rather wait than worry about putting another drug through my system and Wyatt's, poor little guy.

Danny's doing so good, that guy's a trooper, I'm so proud of him. He's been continuing pl-ing and is even taking himself potty today despite being so sick. What a good kid.
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May or may not be flu Mama, many viruses mimic flu..........................especially because of the cough.
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agree with above, not sure it's the flu. Sounds like a common cold with a cough.
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Really? I was always told that a cold almost never produces a fever that high. My boys don't usually get fevers with a cold. It all came on at once, usually they have a runny nose or something first but no, they were fine in the morning and by afternoon sick as dogs. Not that it matters, I just want them to get better.
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Really? I was always told that a cold almost never produces a fever that high. My boys don't usually get fevers with a cold. It all came on at once, usually they have a runny nose or something first but no, they were fine in the morning and by afternoon sick as dogs. Not that it matters, I just want them to get better.
a cold typically has a lower temp, but can rise to 102 or higher depending on the particular virus (remember, colds are viruses too, just the same as flu, but there is like 300 diff. cold viruses and not near as many flu..that's why you can vaccinate for flu)

It's only when the fever is sustained for 3 or more days, or cannot be controled by medications that you need to seek treatment (or if it rises above 104 i think is the threshold, lower to 102 if the child is under 6 months)

I typically let a fever run it's course unless the kids are misreable (and the same for myself) Its purpose is to fight the infection, your bodies own defense system.
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