Cooper has been great all week after his low grade fever on Sunday. We resumed normal activities on Tuesday, gave him some Claritin for allergies and went about our week. I picked him up after Bible Study on Thursday and his teacher remarked about how quiet he was. Once we got home I realized his fever was back and he laid on the couch all afternoon. He fell asleep on Steve at 4:30 in the afternoon.
I called the doctor earlier on and they didn't have any openings, I left a message for our pediatrician and they called me back asking if I could come in at 5:15. Dr. Howell took one look at him and said it was the flu. The test took all of about 30 seconds to turn positive. We discussed getting some Tamiflu, she suggested if it was a reasonable price to get some for both Cooper and Cameron. If it was something crazy like $200, she said she wouldn't even get it for her kids. I spent the next hour on the phone back and forth with the pharmacy trying to figure this out, had to drop by a new insurance card, they had to call insurance, blah blah blah. Told me it was going be $38/each, but wouldn't have it until the morning, made it home just after 7:30, Cooper was a trooper considering he could barley stand up. By this time his fever had come back, gave him some Tylenol and put him to bed. Tried to give him Advil when I went to bed but he couldn't keep his head up long enough to drink it. I set my alarm for 2:30 to check on him, he has warm but not hot so I let it go. He woke up with just a slight fever, gave him more medicine, and I kid you not he has been great all day. Playing and running around like it was nothing. He was showing the flu who was boss. We got the Tamiflu for Cameron but skipped out on Cooper. There was another problem and it was going to be $76/each. I am mind blown that he fought this off so quick and so well. That take Influenza!!!