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I took Owen to the doctor, and based on what Steve's symptoms were, he thinks Owen might have the flu! I asked Steve if he thought he had the flu, and he said that he had flu-like symptoms, but because he's on allergy meds, it doesn't blow up into the full thing. The pediatrician wrote a prescription for Tamiflu, but I'm hesitant to have it filled, because I'm not totally convinced this is a flu.

What would you do?

Also, isn't there a way to default all your posts to friends only? Could someone tell me how to do it?

ETA: Nevermind, I found out how to set the minimum security level.

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Date: 2008-02-08 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sucia01.livejournal.com
Aww I was hoping it was just something minor. Maybe watch him and see how he does and if by tomorrow he's still feeling bad give him the meds. Go with your gut you seem to be doing the right thing.

When you want to default a post to friends only right above where you post it says public and there is a down arrow thing to friends only.

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Date: 2008-02-08 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Thanks!

If I choose the dropdown menu, don't I have to select that with every post? I thought there was something you could type somewhere that automatically made all your posts friends only.

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Date: 2008-02-08 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] red-canuck.livejournal.com
I'd probably wait and see how he feels tomorrow. It's really complications from the flu that is the worry, so if a)you'r enot convinced he even has the flu and b)isn't showing too much distress, I'd just try to keep him hydrated and happy :D Nursing is great for time slike this, especially once you've been exposed!

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Thanks! I ended up giving him a dose last night, because there is only a 48-hour window that you can start it, but he seems to be doing much better today.

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Date: 2008-02-08 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carrie9142.livejournal.com
Tamiflu won't hurt him, even if he doesn't have the flu. It isn't that strong of a medicine. Friends of mine gave it to their toddler when the dad got sick, and the kid didn't get sick nor did he have a problem with tamiflu.

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
That makes me feel a lot better, because it says not to give it to children under the age of 1.

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Date: 2008-02-08 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luvbeingamommy.livejournal.com
If I were you I wouldn't fill the rx. Just let it run its course.

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Thanks! I ended up filling it, but held off until the last minute to give it to him.

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Date: 2008-02-08 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] t-marie-o.livejournal.com
I'd keeep an eye on him. Don't be afraid to fill it if you see he's getting worse.

Why don't you think it's the flu?

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
I don't know, I guess my bad mommy instincts said it wasn't the flu. I'm still not convinced that it is, but I'm not terribly familiar with the flu, since I've had it all of like 3 or 4 times in my life. He did have the fever though, so maybe it was.

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Date: 2008-02-08 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] philnikki.livejournal.com
I would fill the prescription and just keep wathcing him if you really don't think its the flu. That way you have it on hand if he starts to take a turn.

What else is he on?

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
He's not on anything else. I gave him Tylenol for his fever, but that's it.

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Date: 2008-02-08 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rancid13.livejournal.com
Aw, poor little guy! I hope he gets over it soon and gets back to his normal, healthy self!

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Thanks! He's much better today.

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Date: 2008-02-08 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sage-77.livejournal.com
Aw, poor baby! I agree with the pp to fill the prescritpion so you have it handy, but wait to give it to him until you think he needs it. I hope it turns out to be just a cold.

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:16 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2008-02-09 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robynscott.livejournal.com
Aww - poor guy - I hope it's not the flu! I agree w/ previous comments - fill the script just in case to have it on hand. Hope he feels better (and that you stay healthy!)

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:16 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2008-02-09 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mama-gryphon.livejournal.com
I look at it this way. If Owen has the flu and you don't treat it you put him in danger. If Owen doesn't have the flu but the medication won't hurt him then it might be better to give him the Tamiflu. This is just a gut decision you're going to have to make on how Owen's feeling and if his symptoms progress and how fast.

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
That's a really awesome perspective to have, and makes total sense, thank you!

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Date: 2008-02-11 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mama-gryphon.livejournal.com
Mommy [you] knows best!!

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Date: 2008-02-09 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wcbtb.livejournal.com
Anti-flu medications are like the morning-after pill - timing matters. A lot. If not started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, Tamiflu is worthless, so hanging on to it and starting it later if it looks more like flu later is not a good idea - that'll only expose him to the medicine without any hope of benefit from it! Do you have specific concerns about the medicine? I hope Owen's feeling better!

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Date: 2008-02-09 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
I did read on the box that it's not supposed to be given to children under the age of one, so that slightly concerned me. His fever broke last night, and he seems to be doing much better today, just a little congested. Do you think I should still give it to him?

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Date: 2008-02-09 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unfshine.livejournal.com
I would wait to see how he is doing tomorrow. It sounds like a funky cold, since he has the snotty nose and all!

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:17 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2008-02-09 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luvnu43.livejournal.com
Aww...I feel bad for the little man. I hope he is feeling better soon. I don't know anything about Tamiflu, but you are a great mommy, so trust your instincts.

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Thank you :).

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Date: 2008-02-09 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dukes-flygirl.livejournal.com
Poor Bub! I hope he doesn't have the flu! I don't know enough about the meds to say one way or the other!

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Date: 2008-02-10 07:17 pm (UTC)

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