Camden has H1N1 for certain. The test came back positive so they are starting him on Tamiflu. Problem is, I noticed a BIG change in him when he was breastfeeding while I am on the Tamiflu--I think it is upsetting his stomach. We have been formula feeding him for the past two days and he is doing much better that way, but I am nervous that it is the Tamiflu that is causing him so much discomfort and pain. We will see what happens. I am requesting that we stay until we know how he reacts to the medication. I want to make sure he is keeping food down and eating regularly still so that we don't go home and have him dehydrated again.
My advice for the day is trust your instincts mothers. I have never felt so sheepish and paranoid as I have in the last several days while trying to explain that something is wrong with my boy. The doctors told me he was not showing symptoms strictly of the swine flu. They talked with the infection disease control person who also didn't feel he has it. I knew the tests would prove otherwise but just had to wait. I could tell certain doctors thought I was off base, but I will truly be grateful forever to the pediatrician who decided to admit us to the hospital because without him, I do not feel we would be reporting good news at all right now. So far, my instincts have been right, when the Drs may not have been. Just trust your instincts--the Spirit will guide you as He has me.