Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oink, Oink!

It feels a bit like I'm surrounded by the tentacles of Swine Flu at the moment. There have been a few suspected cases at Abby and Oscar's nursery; and today there has been a couple of suspected cases at my workplace. The company policy is to send the people home (quarantined) until their symptoms subside. That's the idea anyway; this morning one guy turned up feeling unwell with a temperature, and stayed around for an hour checking the NHS Direct website before being sent home, doh! All this makes my working from home seem very desirable, so I'm going to agitate to get my laptop setup so I can work from home.

We (Abby, Oscar, and me) have got colds at the moment. Oscar's terrible case of imaginary CF (;-)) continues; he's got a chest infection at the moment, if I put my ear to his chest I can hear the phlegm bubbling up, poor guy. R took him to the doctors yesterday as he was quite fed up, just not himself, with a slight temp. He's been put on a 5-day course of Amoxycillin. Because it's for kids it comes as a lovely yellow banana-flavour medicine. He doesn't like it though, and he's taken to spitting it out onto my work shirts, which now have lovely yellow stains on them ;-) Abby and me aren't too bad, I've just got one of those almost-colds that doesn't have full blown symptoms yet. I've run out of Vicks First Defence though, I couldn't get any at the supermarket either, I think it's sold out with all the concerns over swine flu. I don't think we've got swine flu (touches wood) though, the doctor said that the symptoms of swine flu present themselves very quickly and are quite severe, with persistant high temp. Roll on the immunisation jabs I say...

3 comments:

BizzleBee said...

I had my first run in with swine flu last week. My sister couldn't come to my graduation as her mother in law (who was going to look after the kiddies) was suspected. booo!!!
I'd didn't mind the banana medicine when i was younger, it was the orange fluclox that was ming!!!
xxxx

Gemma said...

aw I hope you all feel better soon. I dont know anyone who has had swine flu yet, I think its been made up!

Tori said...

Feel better - all of you! I demand it!!