Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Well, I thought we were recovering and getting back to life, but sadly I was mistaken. On the way to take Keeghan to school this morning, he fell asleep. He never does that. I thought maybe he just didn't sleep well last night, though usually he comes in to my room if that's the case. He seemed fine at breakfast. I woke him up when it was time to go into school and put my hand on his forehead... he was cool. He wasn't his usual perky self, but I thought maybe he was just waking up. Still, I told his teacher to call me if he didn't come around.

I headed home to get ready for Kassidy's dentist appointment later this morning. Sure enough, about an hour later, I got a call from Keeghan's teacher. She told me that he laid his head down during play time and now he was saying he couldn't get back up. He wasn't feverish, but he definitely wasn't feeling well. No rush, but I might want to come get him. I grabbed Kass and headed to Keeghan's school. By the time I got there he was sound asleep in his classroom and a little warm.

After a quick x-ray at Kass' dentist office, we headed off to urgent care since there were no openings at the pediatrician's office, and by that time he was pretty miserable and he had a 102 temp. They swabbed Keeghan's nose for Influenza and they told me it would take 10 minutes to come back. Two minutes later, they came back in and told me that it already popped up positive. Awesome.

So, I headed out to take my sick little guy home and then to Target to fill his prescription for Tamiflu. When I got to the parking lot, the doctor from the urgent care called me and asked if I would like to treat everyone else in the house with Tamiflu as well as a preventative. Absolutely! She got everyone's names and birth dates and weights (I didn't know Kameron's weight so I called his school and they weighed him for me... that had to be their strangest request of the week!) and then asked me to call the kids' ped and be sure it was ok to treat Kellsey with her medical history. He said, "Yes, PLEASE!" and she called all the prescriptions into Target for me. I am so, so, so thankful! The people at Target were very nice and got our meds ready quickly... a huge bag of meds... with like 20 droppers. It made me laugh. Almost.

And tonight I decided I need to get organized.

Yep. We're ready to fight the flu. I think I'll start my own pharmacy.


Jennifer Lane said...

Praying for a quick recovery and no other sick littles and that mommy doesn't get it either! Prayer and hugs friend!!!

Julie G. said...

I'm sorry you can't seem to get rid of sickness in your house. I know that is hard, especially when you are trying to do it alone. Did your kids have the flu shot or mist this year? Just curious if they did get it and it wasn't working. Don't forget to take care of yourself!

Meg said...

Bummer! How sweet of the MD to ask if you wanted everyone treated?!?! Talk about going the extra mile, that is fantastic.

I hope little man starts feeling better soon and everyone else avoids this dreaded bug!

Emily said...

I thought Tamiflu was only given if someone was exposed to the flue, not if they already had it? I'm surprised it was so easy to get. They usually don't give it out unless someone is really vulnerable, like elderly or some immune issue. The use has been restricted for perfectly healthy people because it is just the flu and using too many antivirals can make viruses stronger and harder to get rid of.

my family said...

Get better garcias

Lynn said...

Hopefully this heads it off at the pass!
Hope this beautiful Gospel passage gives you comfort! Lifting up prayers right now!
Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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.emma.stormy. said...

That's some pharmacy stand you have there! What a great Dr you have to offer to treat everyone! Praying for you all!! Hugs and love!

Island Baby said...

Dont you just love Target pharmacy and their color coded meds! Did the kids pick out their fave colors?
I also like that they have a list of like 20 really cool flavors that can be added for free to liquid meds! Just ask for list at the counter!
Feel better Garcia family!

Notsopc said...

Hope all feels better soon.. and really I have to say something and it's not to start something. But I have read a couple comments like Your kids seem to be sick alot... etc.. Really!!! I'm saying when you have five kids and one gets something the chances are all will get it.. Maybe people don't mean to write the way it sounds but really some should read what they write first.. You do a fantastic job with your family!!!!!!