OMG my Aunt and Uncle (Jim and Kathy) got really sick suddenly earlier this afternoon! First Uncle, he said he was feeling poorly, achey and hot, and then he started coughing super bad. Then about an hour later my Auntie, same thing! They both had fevers too. I would think just a cold or something except that it came on so suddenly and violently for both of them! It scared me. Because it was so sudden, I called the hospital and the nurse said to be on the safe side, bring them in, as there was is a very nasty influenza virus going around right now. So... I put my new found driving skills to the test and drove them into town! Jacob came along as well, he also has a learner's permit, so he could take over driving if I felt too nervous. However I did fine. I took my aunt's car, which is an automatic, so it was fairly easy for me after having driven a standard for nearly 2 hours yesterday. It was pretty scary though still. We are about 20 minutes from town so I spent that much time on the highway! I did keep my cool however and we arrived at the hospital safely. It turns out my aunt and uncle do have the bad influenza virus that's going around. They were given some medication at the hospital and allowed to return home, but they are both in bed. The doctor said the virus lasts about 10 days. I don't know how long they are going to be in bed, but they are very miserable at the moment, and I thought I would give everyone a heads up, that they might both be offline for a bit. So far I am not sick, but Jacob just started coming down with it about an hour ago, he is now in bed too. My cousins Jeremy and Molly are here right now too, and Molly says she feels funny. Ugh. Anyways it looks like I am the adult now and have to look after things here! Hopefully I don't get sick too. But if I suddenly disappear from the forum as well it means that I have!! I hope I don't get sick, and also hope I don't get super stressed out, as I have to look after things now, including all the animals we have here on the acreage! My uncle said to call our neighbours for assistance and I left a message so hopefully they respond.