September 27, 2009


It was bound to happen. Azer said about 4 of his classmates were absent from being sick, and two of them said they had the flu.

Reema came down with it first, feeling nauseous and feverish. She was out of school for a day, the next day she felt better, but come the weekend, they were both suffering from fevers, headaches, and just feeling overall miserable. If they fight and argue a lot feeling great, imagine how lovely they were to each other when they felt terrible? Felt like calling Dr. Phil.

To my relief, they both got their flu shots last week. Reema cried (screamed) like someone was coming in to kill her. She even cried the next morning worrying about any other shots that might be planned for the future. It's mildly humorous, but I'm not going to tell her that.

Azer seemed slightly dehydrated through the feverish weekend. He had no respiratory symptoms at the onset of this, but his cough started to get wet yesterday. The doctor prescribed a general antibiotic to offset any infection that might try to stick around in his lungs. I'll be sending Azer to school with a good supply of Gatorade (although I actually feel like going to school with him and doing treatments every half an hour, and pour Gatorade down his throat like there is no tomorrow).

I'm not worrying.

September 17, 2009

Another Clinic Visit & School Children!

Azer had a CF visit in the middle of a school day (that was fun.) Both Azer and Reema missed almost the whole day. I took Reema out of school expecting the hospital to have the flu shot in, but they hadn't received them yet. So ... no flu shots yet. We are scheduled to get them next week. I've been nervous about the flu and the swine flu scares, especially now that they are in school. Obviously I can't keep Azer in a bubble. I don't think he'd like that. He doesn't look like the "live in a bubble" type child... right?

On the news there is a story about a girl somewhere in North Texas that died from the swine flu within a few days. That is very frightening.

Anyway ... the updates of Azer: His lungs are the same, clear and pretty much healthy. His weight, they say he didn't gain any. I didn't get my usual print out of his weight and height, as the whole clinic was in a chaos putting medical records into a new computer system.

School has been going well for them. Everyday they come home with new knowledge, and I am impressed with how much they have learned in less than month. Kindergarten is very intense, though. They are learning so many things, even so early on in the year, that I didn't learn until second grade, if that. It's both amazing and shocking, in my opinion.