Taz has swine flu. The Dr did a test that showed it is the A or B strain but did not narrow it down to H1N1 or the older version. That test is $300 and does not change treatment.
Taz is healing from RAD. He is comforted by my touch. He trusts me to take good care of him and does not doubt what I do in that care. He is following directions and is very cooperative for the most part.
Bear has not caught the flu and I hope he or no one else in the family does. The last time Bear was sick it looked like this.
If I put my hand on his head "You hand is too cold."
If I tried to pull a blanket up around him he would readjust it or get a different one and say that one was too scratchy.
The food was not right. He would rather have something else.
He would doubt what I was doing and suggest that maybe I should have been doing a different medication.
While Taz has been sick he has tried to go into his room which is strictly off limits for anyone but me because this virus is so contagious. He went in there to see if Taz needed dinner. He told me after class he didn't think Taz should drink so much apple cider. He is concerned I don't know what I'm doing. Moms from his past did not know how to care for him and he is not sure, even after all this time, that I do either.
RAD really is so invasive. The fear seems to invade ever aspect of their lives. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to be feeling ill and not be comforted by care, especially from a mother. It is truly sad.