Friday, December 23, 2005

Diagnosis: Influenza

So, John got back from the doctor today and barely made it to the bedroom. His body hurts, he is incredibly weak, his chest is congested (but fortunately clear, a concern when you've dealt with pnuemonia before) and his temperature is 103. He's now lying in bed underneath 6 layers of blankets and a heat pack. Poor guy.

The doctor told him he had influenza and consequently I got to brave Costco the day before Christmas Eve (not something I would ever plan to do) for his medicines. Apparently, he's contagious as long as he has a fever, potentially through Christmas Day. I don't know how that's going to affect Christmas Eve services or the gift exchange at Mom and Dad's.

So, if you think about it, please pray for him, and for all of the rest of us, not to get it. I'd really rather not add this year to our list of Christmas Calamities!


LiteraryGirl said...

What a huge bummer. I will be praying. It is such a horrible time to be sick as it can just ruin all of your plans. I still remember years where someone in my family was sick and it was not fun. Hope he heals quickly.

StephieAnne said...

Thanks for the sypathy.... I now have a less intense version of this yucky bug. We're a bunch of sickies in this house! Strange though, I'm not super depressed about the whole thing, we'll make the best of it, somehow. This may be the year the kids remember the living room turned into a mattress covered slumber party where we lay around and try to get better.... If you know of someone looking for 5pm "tickets" for Christmas Eve service, we have potentially 8 of them. I know they are in demand.

HollieHobbie said...

How was Christmas? Was John all better to enjoy? I hope so! See you soon!