Mom of course had gotten a flu shot in October so she wasn't worried about catching it.
By Friday night she was starting to feel sick and by Sunday morning she was really sick and running a fever.
Mom is 92 so I told her to call for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.
After blood tests and x-rays the ER doctor said it was bronchitis and he was going to start her on an antibiotic. That was when I mentioned the possibility of flu. He said he didn't thing so, but he would run the test anyway.
Good thing he did, because it came back positive for influenza. Prescriptions were changed to Tamiflu and nausea medicine and we were sent home after being told that the flu shot was only 54% effective this year.
As I left through the waiting room I noticed that it had filled up with coughing very sick people.
I am praying that I am one of the 54%. I have had enough sickness this winter.
So we are hoping that the Tamiflu helps and mom doesn't get any sicker. In the meantime, my advice is stay away from doctor's offices until flu season is over.
I added some photos of flowers from last year in anticipation of spring and summer. Flowers always cheer me up. It is unseasonably warm here and our daffodils are getting ready to bloom. Can't wait.