The Flu

On Saturday night, Bryan started to have a sore throat. On Sunday morning, he woke up & was completely sick with a cough, body aches, fever, stuffiness, sore throat, etc. So, Bryan was quarantined to our master bedroom. On Sunday night, I slept on the couch to allow Bryan to get the best night sleep he could get and for me to not sleep in the same bed with him when he was coughing up a storm. Fun fact: Sunday was the anniversary of the day we got engaged many years ago.

Today, Bryan visited the doctor & was told he has the flu. Urgh! Now, Bryan is taking Tamiflu to shorten the length of the flu and I’m taking Tamiflu to avoid getting sick.

Since Lucas has an immune deficiency and severe tracheomalacia, we decided it was in Lucas’ best interest to get Lucas out of our house and away from the flu germs. If Lucas were to get the flu, then he would need to be hospitalized.  Unfortunately, all of our parents are sick or a bit under the weather. Of course, Jackie (our amazing nanny) graciously offered to take Lucas home to get him away from the germs. I’m fact, she kindly pushed & lovingly recommended I part from Lucas for a few days to keep him healthy. Jackie is so good to us & cares for Lucas as if he were her own grandchild! Unfortunately, watching Lucas leave darn near broke my heart. I tried my best to not have Lucas see me cry. I made sure to put on a big smile & waved goodbye while Jackie drove away from our house. Once the mini van turned the corner, I couldn’t hold back the tears any more. Poor Bryan heard me come back into the house crying. Bryan couldn’t come give me a hug/kiss since he’s sick. So, he had to just yell from across the house that everything was going to be alright. Kind of a strange yet sweet moment.

Then, Bryan told me he thought it would be best for him to get out of the house so I don’t get sick. He asked me to book a room at a hotel which is less than a mile away. He will come home in a day or two once his fever breaks. Even with Bryan at the hotel, it is still a good idea to keep Lucas away just in case I’m getting sick but just haven’t shown any symptoms yet. The plan is for Lucas to come home on Wednesday at the latest if I don’t get sick. This is so very hard.

After Bryan left, I fully sanitized the entire house and washed the bedroom sheets & towels. I should mention, I may have gone a bit overboard when I used an entire extra large can of Lysol to disinfect every inch of the house. Ha! The house seems so quiet without my baby boy & hubby.  😦

Please keep us in your prayers that #1 Lucas does not get sick in the next five days. #2 Bryan quickly feels better. #3 I don’t get sick. Thank you for the prayers! Somehow we will get through this flu craziness.

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