October 14, 2009

Yep, Kasen is quarantined through Friday evening.  She has that dreaded flu – the H1N1.  It all started on Friday, and by Sunday evening, she seemed to be kicking it.  We thought it was just some kind of stomach bug.  Then Monday morning, it all hit!!  It was bad. I’ve never seen Kasen so sick before. :(  I called her pediatrician, gave the nurse all the symptoms and she said to bring her in right away.  We dropped off Holden at Mae Mae and Papa’s house – he’s still there by the way.  We thought it was best to keep him away from Kasen since he’s so little.  The doctor said that he was too young for any medication, so keeping his distance is the best thing right now.  Even though I miss him terribly, I know it’s for the best.

Well, after several doses of Tamiflu, Kasen was back to scootering around the house.  Literally, scootering! LOL  She has a Disney Princess scooter that has rubber wheels and she has been motoring around the house at record speeds.  Today was her first full day of feeling a LOT better.  It was obvious to me because she was getting into EVERYTHING – that means our “Kasen normal” is emerging once again. ;)   I caught her on our bed today standing on a stool trying to turn the ceiling fan off.  YIKES!! It really was a lot easier when she felt bad. LOL  Even though she’s slowly getting better; she did have a rough night coughing last night, but she is oh so much better, thank goodness.

Kasen and I went out in the backyard today for a brief play.  And it was brief alright, it was like a sauna out there.  After about ten minutes, Kasen said she was soaked. haha  I much prefer the rainy, cool, cloudy days.  I’m starting to think I should be living in Seattle!  Anyway, I wish you could see the difference in her between Monday and today.  I almost took a picture on Monday of her, but I was too busy cuddling my sick pumpkin.  Sooo, you’ll have to take my word for it that she looks a thousand times better today.  Our sweet, gorgeous girl is on the mend!! Yahooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! :)


See ya’ later!!

Anna: Glad to hear the Kasen is feeling better. So did she definitely have H1N1? Is she immune to it now? I am on the fence as to wether to vaccinate my girls against it or not...any suggestions??

Karen Schneider: Hi Anna, yes she tested positive for it and she should be immune to it now, as well as Brad and myself since we've been taking care of her. I was on the fence about the vaccination as well. Kasen did get the first flu mist and was due to get her second round today, but obviously can't because she's sick. I can only tell you what I would do and I had finally made the decision to have her vaccinated when it became available, but I obviously don't have to worry about it now. We were really lucky that she bounced back quickly and is feeling a lot better. We're still keeping quite a watchful eye on her though. Good luck - it's not easy being a Mom is it?!

Tiffany Walensky: Wow, she is so incredibly beautiful. I am so glad she is feeling better. That H1N1 is scary stuff.