Sick sick sick…

… and more sick!

It all started last weekend with Paul feeling a bit off, he went to the Dr on Monday and was diagnosed with Swine Flu.  He was so sick that for the first time in 6 years he took a sick day and stayed in bed, in fact he stayed in bed for TWO days, he was that sick!

On Wednesday I woke up feeling awful and took myself off to the Dr, Swine Flu too!

In the mean time Aaron had an on again off again temperature but never really got sick and Faith became snotty, coughy and congested.

On Thursday night we barely slept because Faith couldnt sleep so I decided to take her to the Dr on Friday morning, I also tool our housekeeper, Aletta with as she was also feeling like the dogs breakfast.

Aletta was booked off and given half a pharmacy for flu and Faith was diagnosed with croup.

Again, Aaron had a temperature the whole weekend on and off but never actually got sick.

The good news is that we all seem to be on the mend and hopefully there will be no more sick in our house for a long long time!


So after 4/5 days of feeling flu-ish then gastro-ish I decided to go to the doctor.

Good idea!

He seems to think I may have the dreaded Swine Flu! Oink!

He isnt 100% certain and has based his diagnosis on symptoms not a test.  Because I am breastfeeding Faith and because there is no definitive certainty that Tamiflu is safe in breastfeeding we decided to try a general antibiotic first, if by this time tomorrow I am not feeling better at all then I will go onto the Tamiflu.

Im really really grateful that I am a very good cow and that I have a freezer full of stored breast milk.  Today and up until I have to go onto Tamiflu I will be expressing after every feed or between if I feel ‘full’ so that I can add to the stock.

Then, if I do have to take Tamiflu I will bottle feed Faith from the supply and ‘pump and dump’ as many times a day as possible while I’m on it so that I can keep my milk supply up.

I really really hope that I start getting better because I really dont want to bottle feed Faith (she hates it) and I dont want to compromise my supply.