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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

It's our turn

Several friends have blogged about their kids being sick and I thought I had luckily avoided that mess, BUT, the Influenza A strain has hit the Beach household...only Dexter so far. Monday night temperature of 101.5. Dex said his head felt like it was going to explode and his shoulder felt like it was going to pop out (achy joints). Now (Wednesday) his throat his killing him. "Mom, I just can't keep my throat "hydrated". I got him some V-8 Fruit juice and it is almost alllll gone. I know he doesn't feel good cause he doesn't want to watch TV or play on the computer. Poor Guy.
Last fall, Erin and I both participated in a Flu Research Study ($80 woo hoo!) Erin got the flu, I so far haven't...I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Erin is for sure she DID NOT get the real vaccine, I think I did...maybe. John calls it my Research-Study-Money-Making-Scheme. My first was the birth control pill research (didn't get pregnant & made $250) and this is my 3rd flu research and haven't gotten sick yet! The first 2 studies were $150 each. Not a bad gig! If you are interested you should ask your doctor. The studies I participate in are at Foothill Family Clinic. They always have several going on. I think there is one for kids with asthma, or acne and I think there is one on cholesterol too. You can just call them and see what studies they have. Call 801-365-1032 and ask for Research. (No, I am not being paid for this advertisement)

1 comment:

Beach Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear that dexter is sick!

Influenza is going around! I work at the U of U Urgent Care on the weekends, and we have a little epidemic of flu, RSV, and Strep going around. Hope you feel better soon. It is awful! The people who come in with infuluenza look so pale, weak, and sick. I can almost tell just by looking at them.

P.S. remember good hand washing is the KEY!

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