DS (14) came down with something last Wednesday, and the nurse didn't bother to call either of his parents.
By the time he was picked up, it was a full raging illness, and he was in "wet blanket" mode. He slept the whole afternoon, and I asked DH to take him to our local after hours pediatric clinic, which is our usual urgent care place for DS. I worked until 5, then had class until 8:30. DH didn't take DS, so Thursday morning, I called out of work and took him to our only other option, the local horrible urgent care chain. We waited 2 hours, finally were seen and DS had influenza. Can't return to school until he has no fever for 24 hours.
Picked up prescription for Tamiflu, fed DS, went home. DS felt awful most of the day Thursday, and then Friday he felt better in the morning, but awful most of the afternoon and evening. On Monday, DS has an awful cough and has bronchitis. I stayed home Monday, which was a good thing, because DH was feeling bad and came home. DH was running 102.6F when I took him to our primary care physician. DH had the flu too. So he and I (for preventative measures) are both taking Tamiflu, DH stayed home for two days.
My little public awareness notice: If someone in your house has the flu, you can
take Tamiflu as a preventative measure.