Did your child need to go to the hospital? Did tami-flu help? Lia is around my nephew every single day before and after school and then some. He started getting sick yesterday and it was just confirmed that he has the flu (I forgot to ask my sister which strain). She was there when my sister realized it could be the flu and called the pediatrician's to take him in. They both got the shot but apparently it didn't work for him. I REALLY hope it does for her but if it doesn't how bad is it with type 1? She's had plenty of other bugs since she was diagnosed in 2006, but never the flu. I know what to do and watch for but I guess I'm wondering if it's possible to get through influenza with type 1 and still avoid a hospital stay? Ugh. After all this time not much phases me very much, but the flu has me freaked out this year. We live in a rather small town and have had two people die of flu this year, one a teenager and the other a man in his 40's. And I don't think either had any health problems.