Poor little thing - horrible, especially in this heat. But I don't think there's much point in getting him tested - he presumably won't be going out and infecting anyone, and the current advice seems to be to just treat it as flu whether or not it's the swine variety.
OK maybe I won't bother then. We don't have a car and I don't fancy bundling him into a taxi anyway
It's not that I thought it would make any clinical difference to HIM, just that I know schools are trying to keep track of incidence (our local secondary texted parents yesterday to inform them that there had been a case confirmed there - they're not closing the school, just informing)
there are one or two children I know of at the boys' school who have ongoing health problems (one has a brain tumour ) and I thought they might want the choice...
but as you say, it doesn't seem to be any different from normal flu, and he probably doesn't have it anyway, so I am probably flapping about nothing
the doc on the phone said it sounds very like swine flu
she then said they would send someone out to see him
then 2 minutes later she phoned back and asked me to bring him to the walk-in at the hospital instead!
fucking dh started crawling and I said NO he is not going out in the pissing rain in a taxi in the state he is in
so dh says "Er, er, um, my wife says.....er no, I don't think she'll agree to that" like I am some dangerous wild animal or something
so I had to take the phone and insist that they come out
she said they have lots and lots of people with suspected swine flu and can't come out to everybody
to which I said "I would have thought a four year old who is too weak to walk, has a temp of 39 and is vomiting, whose family has no car and who is not the only sick person in the house would be near the top of any priority list you could contruct - either someone comes out or he will not be tested"
so she said "OK I'll put it down as a visit but it might be a long wait"
oh, this gal didn't test her wee, either. she came to this amazing conclusion based on DD1's telling her her tummy hurt. well, her entire body hurt, and her tummy probably hurt because she had D&V from friggin' swine flu.
she was finally tested 10 days after she first fell ill and she still came up positive.