Derek and the mask with his trusty buddy keeping him company.
Well, we thought we could avoid it, but it found us anyway... Derek was diagnosed with the Swine Flu on Friday afternoon. Thursday he was healthy enough to play in a high school football game, came home and ate three Big Macs and did his homework. The next day he woke up with a temperature of 102 and unable to get out of bed. It was like he'd been hit by a truck. Absolutely knocked him on his rear-end. I took him to the doctor where they thought he had strep throat. Since Alexis had her 10th birthday party Friday night with a gaggle of 10th year olds at 5:00 p.m., I was really hoping for the strep throat. Imagine my shock to hear about swine flu instead. Had to cancel the party at the last minute and we'll reschedule later. Derek has been very sick for a few days and is doing better today finally. Keep him in your prayers and that we avoid anyone else getting this horrible thing!