Saturday, 12 September 2009

Sniff, sniff, snort!

My daughter came home from school & work yesterday late afternoon and went straight to bed, feeling crap. Today I got a call at work from Larry, to tell me he had to go through the NHS procedures and that she has every symptom on their list. No doctor calls, no visit allowed to the surgery. Larry was given a ref # and was sent to a designated chemist as her flu buddy. He came home with swabs, literature and Tamiflu for our tall girl. She is still in bed as I type, with clean sheets, some soup inside her and drugged up for the night ahead. A temp of 102, aches, pains, sore throat, tiredness, sore throat, runny nose, cough and upset tummy....so far!

240 pupils at her school of 1200 were sent home yesterday and over 100 had swabs taken. She thinks the sharing of their water bottles may not have helped! Kids eh?

15 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear that Saz. It is still lurking around in New Zealand, but we are hoping the summer might slow it down. Guess that means it will increase up on the top half of the world for the next fee months.. better go stock up with food and drugs before you all come down with it!

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  2. Sorry to hear that. They said it would come back in full swing in the autumn, didn't they? Paracetamol and chicken soup will work wonders!

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  3. My daughter-in-law runs a daycare and one of her charges came down with the Swine Flu. She has two kids of her own and they had to send the bunch of them home and totally swab down the place with disinfectant. What a mess. I guess we aren't supposed to call it the Swine Flu, it's now the H1N1, whatever, it's not a good thing.

    Hope everyone gets better!

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  4. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  5. Get better soon lovely tall girl.XXX

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  6. Sorry to hear that, Saz. Hope she gets well soon. Would you like to borrow my long-handled pliers to pass her things?

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  7. Poor girl. Hope she's feeling better soon. It's not hit my school yet, but then the Bursar has installed hundreds of hand sanitisers around the place and we're all washing hands like mad, sanitising at every opportunity and trying not to interact with each other. Any pupil who sneezes is to be sent to the school nurse immediately to avoid contaminating others. A slight sense of paranoia is now hanging around the corridors!

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  8. Poor kid ... I hope the rest of you dont get sick too

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  9. Oh I do hope she gets well very soon and that you don't all come down with it xxx

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  10. Blimey, that's a lot of kids. Sorry to hear this has happened. Lots of love and hugs for a very speedy recovery.

    CJ xx

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  11. Saz, you know my thoughts, and I'm very sorry to hear about the lovely Tall Girl - I hope, hope, hope you can contain it in her bedroom and that her recovery is quick - A good dose of Mummy-Hugs will work wonders for her. Love to you and your gorgeous lot xox

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  12. the Autumn return to school pandemic...

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  13. yikes. hope she is feeling better soon. i expect the bottle sharing will stop after this episode!

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Saz x