So, my husband is on his way right now to pick up our daughter from work; she's being sent home because she is sick to her stomach, lightheaded, and had diarrhea (not sure she disclosed that to her boss, lol).
Around here, we keep hearing on the news to go see the dr. at the first sign of flu. A local newswoman died suddenly from the flu or complications of the flu after having just "a slight cough and not feeling well" according to her husband. Ummm, if that's all it takes to need to rush to the dr. isn't everyone going to be going at some point this winter???
What do doctors DO for you if your symptoms are mild? Some of these people dying seem like they have a cold and then are in the hospital and dead within 24-48 hours. And saying no Tamiflu for certain people. I don't get it! But I don't want to be that poor parent who doesn't do enough. It's very confusing to me and as someone who does NOT usually take kids to the dr. for a cold or even flu as long as the person can hold down liquids and isn't listless, etc. I feel unsure this season.
What advice are you being given about this? (I'm really not super stressed, but now that dd is coming home possibly sick I want INFO. Going to CDC website now...)