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Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Clark details wife's bout with swine flu


Sad news for the Howard family as Clark's wife is recovering after a nasty bout with the H1N1 virus. For most people, swine flu manifests itself with nausea, fever, chills and other common flu symptoms for about a week.

But Lane developed bacterial pneumonia and had to be hospitalized for five days. She also sustained some liver damage that will hopefully prove to be temporary. Now she's out of the hospital and has a multi-week recovery ahead of her.

Through the process, Lane was worried about their 4-year-old son who would be susceptible for serious illness because of his asthma. The Howards still can't find a shot for him; normally children his age would get the mist, but his asthma makes him ineligible.

Pregnant women, children under 2 and people with underlying health conditions are in the prime group of those who should get vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Clark also has asthma and was forced by his doctor to get the shot. Watch the penny-pincher get his shot!

Everyone has to make their own decision about getting vaccinated. But after seeing how sick his wife was, Clark has a new appreciation for getting the shot.