Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not The Best Idea

So! As anticipated, I enjoyed a pleasantly toasty weekend indoors while Larry and David trudged around with a bunch of Boy Scouts in the rain (and snow!). But gloating that this particular camping trip would not affect me adversely? Not a good idea. As I remembered when I checked my voicemail this evening, the Fates do not like to be taunted in that manner:

"Hi! This is Sam's dad - since David shared a tent with Sam last night, we thought you should know..."

(Maybe I should hang up? If I don't hear it, it won't be happening, right?)


"...that Sam appears to have the flu."

(Darn! I knew it! Oh, well, those are the breaks...)

"It's probably H1N1, as the rest of our family had it last week."

(Okay, now I'm pissed off.)

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19 comments:

  1. Oh. Oh my. This makes me want to shout, "STAY HOME IF THERE IS SICKNESS IN YOUR HOUSE!" but I'll try to remain calm since it is your blog. Oh. I guess I shouted it anyway.

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  2. oh no! I hope your son doesnt catch it. We had a scare at our house this week as well! Luckily (and I say that lightly) we only had a bad cold! Healthy vibes sent your way!

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  3. I would be livid. He's stupider than the Balloon Boy's dad.

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  4. Oh, ouch!

    I got a phone call once: the scouts were on their way home from their campout. Please call the pediatrician and make an appointment. ETA 45 min.

    Say what?

    Turns out the kid had stood on a folding chair on the rifle range during target practice to try to get a better view, the chair collapsed, he broke his arm in the fall and came up hunched over. Everybody thought he'd been shot. Uh, no, but...

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  5. They should have at least sent a tent for the kid to sleep in by himself.

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  6. What kind of moron goes camping when the whole family has H1N1? No wonder these darn bugs spread like wildfire! What an idiot!

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  7. I was sorta thinking you were going to say lice. I think I'd prefer the flu.

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  8. Me, too! Flu beats head lice! Thanks for the bright side!

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  9. First, let me say that three of my five had the H1N1. Honestly...besides the 104 fever, there was absolutely nothing different about it than any other flu.
    Here is some cut rate medical advice. If you suspect your son has it go to the doctor right away. If you catch it within 48 hours. your physician can prescribe a medication called Tamaflu. Tamaflu is not a cure pill, but will lessen the symptoms and length of the flu. Just have plenty of children's strength Tylenol and Motrin on hand. Contrary to some medical advice, I recommend doubling up to keep the fever down.
    Good luck...let me know how things go.

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  10. Scary , but yes, I prefer flu to lice anyday!! Are we terrible Mom's or what?? LOL

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  11. You are kidding me. Hello? If the family had the flu you don't send the only survivor on a camping trip. The stupidity of people never fails to amaze me.

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  12. I'd be mad too! If your family is sick, sorry kid, you have to stay home! Some people!

    And it may be wrong, but I'm with you on the better flu than lice camp.

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  13. Thank you for once again making the everyday, mundane happenings of a house full of kids hillarious! I was hoping for a good chuckle this morning before morning chores.

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  14. Had it last week?!?! Keep that boy home then!

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  15. I got that same message via email from a fellow flag football parent. And so go the germs...

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  16. Can I just say, WTF?!? What kind of idiot does that? If the entire family had it and boy hadn't. . . I can't even finish that thought.

    Guess vomit is back on the menu soon. Sorry 'bout that.

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  17. I have had 4 with positive type A flu tests in the last week. Only one child and daddy are not sick with either a cold or the flu. The school is giving me crap about my 11 yr old missing so much school this year. He has been sick a lot. Then they tell us to keep them home if they are sick. I can't win.

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  18. Are you freakin' kidding me?! I will never cease to be amazed at the rudeness of others.

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  19. Waiting for a call like that... SnakeMaster's trip from that weekend was canceled due to rain/snow (because Cub Scouts are wimpier than boy scouts) but he was tenting with others this past Saturday night.

    We are NOT bad mommies for preferring flu to lice!

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