Friday, September 11, 2009

Swine Flu

Well it turns out my son has swine flu, not strep as we previously thought, and now my family it taking Tamiflu. Just when I thought life couldn't get any more interesting, it did. Funny how God doesn't ask for our permission to be tested and tried. The creator rarely asks the created for a formal written consent, in triplicate, before he sends us on an adventure.

So far, it is just fever, sore throat, whining, complaining and sleeping all the time. It it weren't for the fever and coughing, I would never have known he were sick.

Please be praying that my oldest son, Jared, who is an awesome special needs kid, doesn't get it. He has a fragile immune system and is very susceptible to catching everything going around. He already has a difficult time staying healthy and swine flu would not be good. Pray for God's protection from this virus.


  1. Just a little FYI and something to give you hope. My husband works in a barn and has been vaccinating for H1N1 (swine flu) for about 4 years now. It is a more severe virus than the 'normal' flu but in North America the health care system is well equipped to deal with this sickness. If the disease is caught early and a person has a strong immune system it is normally not a problem. Just a bad flu.

    As far as your other son, he will be in my prayers, not only that he won't get sick but that he would be patient and understanding as you deal with this sickness.

  2. Hey Chris, thanks for commenting on my SCL post. It's always great to meet new people and read new blogs! I didn't expect to run across someone actually affected by swine flu, but my prayers are with you. I'm sure you'll be taken care of. Feel free to join the conversation any time on my blog. See you around!