Ashley is sick as in flu-sick. She went to bed Saturday night complaining of a headache, and woke up a few hours later to a fever and vomiting. Not really what I wanted to do on a Saturday night.
And this morning? She still has a fever, although she hasn't vomited again. She ate all meals yesterday and was fine. She complains intermittently about her stomach hurting, but I think that's the Motrin we are giving.
And speaking of medicine - DEAR GOD, give me a six year old that will take medicine. Audrey? Shoots back anything we give her. Ashley? It is a fight every.single.time.
So Ray is at home with her today. Our assumption is that Audrey will get it at some point, and I will stay home with her. Ray can still work with Ashley, she isn't as needy. Although I did call to check up on them a few minutes ago, and they were playing Mario Kart on the Wii.
So what does she have is the big question - Seasonal flu? Swine flu? Who the hell knows. Unless you have severe symptoms, you aren't being tested. Neighbors and friends who have had kids with the same thing as Ashley and have taken their kids to the doctors or clinics are being told it's the swine flu. Ashley was vaccinated for the seasonal, but that was less than 2 weeks ago. In my head, I am hoping what she has is indeed the swine flu and we can be over and done with it. But it sucks. I hate seeing kids sick, mine or anyone else's. Neither of my kids have had the flu before, so this is new territory. And I hope it is over quickly.