1. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    In Minnesota H1N1 is wide spread.  The t.v. stations & large hospitals/clinics are asking those who have flu symptoms not to go into the ER or clinics, for risk of spreading it to others.  On 9/20 my son had flu like symptoms & they were on again/off again until this weekend, when they escalated.  When I called for an appointment, they didn't want to see him until I said he might have strep & he'd been sick on and off for almost 2 weeks. 

    Doctor believes he has influenza, but its past 72 hours so they can't test for it.  He has strep & possibly pneumonia - waiting for radiologist to call back.

    I encourage you, don't be an idiot like me, take your kids/yourself in if you have flu symptoms & make them run the tests for influenza.

    The doctor's office made him wear a mask the entire time he was there (that was good).

  2. pioneer_writer5 profile image56
    pioneer_writer5posted 8 years ago

    I hope that he is feeling better now.