Swine Flu. Are we in big trouble with this then?

(587 Posts)
Meglet Sat 25-Apr-09 21:20:34

This sounds worse than the bird flu that thankfully never really happened.


Sky news have a press conference on now about possible cases in new york. When do we start panic buying wink.

Apart from the Tesco lorry bit I haven't said anything that hasn't been reported in our local paper. I'd imagine if its in the local rag then other papers are also running similar stories.

walkingonthemoon Sat 02-May-09 22:33:20

Riven - thinking of you, sounds like you have a tough night ahead. xxx

slackrunner Sun 03-May-09 00:08:57

Riven - hope your dd (and you) have an OK night.

pearlsbeforeswine Sun 03-May-09 01:20:01

Thinking of you riven.

how's your DD riven?

I hope you both had a "good" night.

Certainly puts things into perspective doesn't it?


sarah293 Sun 03-May-09 10:40:28

she's still pretty poorly and is now couhging. Called the on-call and explained that she is life limited etc and I wanted her chest listnened too. Most unsympathetic doc on the planet and he's inisting we come down to the walk-in clinic.
O'm hoping it goes away as she is meant to be having surgery on wednesday!

sarah293 Sun 03-May-09 10:42:32

bit mad though that they want us to come there. Not for one minute do I think she has this flu but sh has identical sysmptoms in an area where there are 2 cases and yet they want us to come to a clinic.
If she did have flu half the city would be infected with this slap dash approach. Hope to god the UK doesn't get a real pandemic killer. We'd be all doomed!

sarah293 Sun 03-May-09 12:24:16

nice quote from the Daily Mash here...

'"But really, the best way to stop pork flu is to get it, takes some pills and watch the telly until you don't have it anymore."'


frasersmummy Sun 03-May-09 14:24:08

Riven .. are you back from the walk in clinic??

how is your dd?? and how are you holding up ??

sarah293 Sun 03-May-09 15:49:57

she has a viral respiratory infection according to the doctor we saw. Still poorly and we have to go back if she gets worse. Best thing is her lungs are clear.
But the waiting room was full of coughing and sneezing sick poeple! We stood outside.

OhYouBadBadPig Sun 03-May-09 16:33:21

Ugh that you had to take her into that mix of bugs! Its fab that her lungs are clear though. Fingers crossed for you that she gets better quickly.

Lukilu Tue 05-May-09 13:27:48

Sorry to hear your dd has been so ill. Hope she's a lot better by now.

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