Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Swine Flu

Well the swine flu has come to our home. Not as bad as you might expect,Olivia has been sick since Saturday with basic cold symptoms and a fever hovering around 101. My niece had tested positive for the flu earlier in the week so we knew what to expect. Olivia got to the doctor the day after the fever first started, tested positive for influenza A and we started the Tamiflu right away so I'm thinking that is why is has been so mild.She has been symptom free since Tuesday so she will return to school tomorrow just in time for her class Halloween parade and party. As lousy as she felt that is all she has been worrying about. Oh to have the worries of an eight year old.
Obviously we still have no news on the journey to bringing our son home and are now dealing with the fact that he will not be home this holiday season. This was surely not what we expected but the fact none the less.We are six months since DTC and just about 3 months since we sent the replaced document but again no answer where we stand. We just wait. But more importantly Matthew spends more time without his family then he needs to.For those of you who read this and have adopted you know this feeling and at times it breaks your heart. But we continue to wait and know that this time will be a memory once our son is home with his family. Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween and safe and healthy days-- All the Best Kate.


AwesomeCloud and family said...

Yeah, that is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry to hear you're still waiting. Hang in there - the kiddo has to come home sometime.

Wuxi Mommy said...

I was crossing my fingers that you had heard something by now. I know the waiting is pure torture. We went through the holidays without Maia last year, and I know just what you mean. I never imagined it would take us a solid year to bring her home after we got her referral. But looking back, it's amazing how that time of waiting has already faded in our minds. Hang in there and stay well.

Corinne said...

Wishing good news for you very soon !! Best wishes for Olivia to recover soon as well!

Michele said...

I mentioned to my Mom tonight that it looked like you were home this week. I was hoping that no one was sick. Ali ran a high fever from Thursday to Sunday night. She tested negative for all of the flus and strep...just a throat infection and a viral infection. She was also most concernd about missing her halloween party and parade...returned today to enjoy the festivities. :-) Glad Liv is feeling better too!! My heart is so heavy for you...there really are no words except...I'm sorry and I understand your heartache. Sending you great big hugs!!!