Putting family ahead of yourself...

By BreC Latest Reply 2015-01-31 21:57:00 -0600
Started 2015-01-21 15:39:13 -0600

Got a call that one of my grandsons has the flu. Everyone else has to work so I am sending my son to get him. I don't like that I will be exposed to the flu but sometimes it is necessary to step in. I have had my flu shot but news has said that this years vaccine is not as good. Got my fingers crossed that we (me, my son, and my husband) don't get it. It's a matter of doing the right thing.

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13 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-01-31 21:57:00 -0600 Report

HI BreC, lots of flu going around this year, it seems to me. I have had friends and clients get sick. I get exposed a lot and I have been okay so far. Yes, sometimes we have to make sacrifices for family. But I hope you don't get sick!

Michael_1960 2015-01-31 18:49:23 -0600 Report

God bless you for doing that, I'm sure everything will be alright as long as you take precautions, and take plenty vitamins, and lots of fluids!

NewSong53 2015-01-23 05:40:41 -0600 Report

That is so kind of you — and I'm sure that little fella appreciates having a grandma to offer him TLC when he's so ill. Looks like you've been given lots of great advice here on how to care for yourself. I'll pray that you don't catch it and love that you stepped up to help him out, even at risk for yourself. Take care.

BreC 2015-01-22 17:44:44 -0600 Report

His temp was 100.4 this morning. He ate some chicken noodle soup for dinner along with some crackers. Last temp was 98.6 about 30 minutes ago. The schools around here require that they have to have normal temp for 24 hours before they are allowed to return so he will not go back until at least Monday. That's ok, a long weekend with Granny.

BreC 2015-01-22 11:22:51 -0600 Report

Well he has been dry heaving this morning. He didn't want breakfast. Gonna make him some homemade chicken noodle soup. Hopefully that will stay on his stomach.

elizag1 2015-01-22 10:04:49 -0600 Report

I guess make chicken soup, make everyone wash hands with soap not anti-bacterial
stuff. Your a nice person and caring too..I too have not gotten sick and Hope not too.
cover your mouth near him…LOL (not trying to be rude)

rhett t
rhett t 2015-01-22 05:21:27 -0600 Report

sometimes grandparents have to step in and help out. just use a lot of Lysol. I kept a neighbors kid that had the flu and I used a lot of Lysol and wipes and thank GOD have not been sick. [ he's like my grandchild][

lilleyheidi 2015-01-22 00:24:42 -0600 Report

Your such a sweet and loving Grandmom, you did the right thing. Just wash your hands a LOT, and use disinfectant spray when you can. I will say prayers that you do not catch it. Best to you and your family. Heidi

Kats49 2015-01-21 22:08:39 -0600 Report

Exactly, and as grand parents we often step into help..the good thing is he ALREADY has it..so hopefully he isn't as contagious as he was before he presented with symptoms. My advice is to call your PCP as they most likely will get you a script for Tamiflu. I will let you know this is a designer drug it is pricey, down here in Colorado it was $123.00 for 10 pills.I didn't have the funds so I opted to forgo the Tamiflu.

correctionsnurse1 2015-01-21 16:36:34 -0600 Report

That is a wonderful act of kindness on your part. Just make sure to wear a mask and cannot express enough to keep hands washed and use Cloro Wipes around the house. Good luck and I know you will be ok. Hope your grandson feels better soon.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-21 15:53:24 -0600 Report

All bets are off when the grandkids are sick..I hope you don't catch the flu, but fully understand why you have to take care of your grandson…

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