The nursery manager let me know that a toddler and her mum had gone down with it. WWYD? Schools used to close if swine flu hit, is that not happening now? Has anyone experience of swine flu? How bad is it, what were the symptoms?
I would probably still send DD to nursery, and keep an eye on her for symptoms, take to the docs if she displays any.
She has a very strong immune system so I would think she would be able to handle it ok, but if she had a lower immune system and found it harder to shake bugs or had other health issues I would re-consider that.
Don't take her to the docs if she gets symptoms! phone doc instead and get advice. If she hasn't got conditions that might cause her problems then I'd send her in tbh, cos very soon its going to be unavoidable.
DS2 had swabs taken yesterday for swine flu, she didn't want to do them she wanted to just prescribe tamiflu but he reacts badly to antibiotics (nappies full of blood) so I don't want him to have it unless he really needs it.
At the moment we are staying at home but we have had no guidance from the GP about who we should tell or what we can or can't do.
DS1 is still going to school as he is well, yet if the virus is as bad as they say, he is probably taking it into school with him. DH is going to work and probably taking it to work with him.
I have no idea what you should do OP, sorry for ranting, as far as I understand it it really is going to be better to get it before the winter sets in.
4 Days on... Yesterday DD was ill at nursery with a temp of 102F very unwell etc. Had a phone consultation and she was prescribed Tamiflu. Still not a well baby today but getting enough Calpol and Calprofen into her to keep her comfortable.