Thursday, December 3, 2009
My pregnant wife had swine flu
Many of you know that we have a newborn at home. (Baby Kim and mom now at home) My wife delivered last week after Thanksgiving and we've been enjoying more sleep deprivation than normal.
What I didn't share was that my wife had confirmed H1N1 a few weeks ago. During her last trimester of pregnancy, she came down with the swine flu. Since she's a family physician, it's not a surprise that she would get sick because of her frequent interactions with sick patients. Now that she's on maternity leave, she has a little break from seeing sick patients in a busy primary care office.
Well, our baby's bilirubin levels came down, so we no longer need to make any additional trips to the hospital this week. Wow, soon baby Kim will be a week old!