This is going to be a short post. I thought maybe we would squeak through flu season without getting hit. But it looks like Son #2 has the flu.
I worry about flu season every year, but this year it seems to be hitting younger people, and also taking the lives of people who were healthy. So what does that mean for those of us with asthma? We already have a hard time breathing, and with the flu on top of it, that spells trouble.
So, how do you know if it's a cold or the flu? I did a search on Webmd, and here is a screen shot from their website, it's what they say about a cold vs the flu:
(100-102 degrees F); lasts three to four days
|General Aches, Pains||Slight||Usual; often severe|
|Fatigue, Weakness||Quite mild||Can last up to two to three weeks|
|Extreme Exhaustion||Never||Early and prominent|
|Mild to moderate;|
|Common; can become severe|
can be life-threatening
We realized that Son #2's symptoms were from the flu, so we headed to the doctor. When you have severe asthma, you can't take any chances.
We came home with a lot of medicine for him to take, but I don't mind. It helps keep him alive!
If you have any questions, don't wait until you get so bad that you are having a hard time breathing. Check with your doctor or head to the closest Instacare.
You can never be too careful when you have asthma.....