I started with a wheezy cough with itchy tickles in my lungs on Sat.
Sun I started running a fever, with achiness, dizziness, fatigue and all of that. And a really really monster headache.
Today I still feel awful and Elisabeth has a fever and cough today.
I think Samuel's fever has gone but he is still coughing up a storm and has a rain faucet for a nose, so he is still home from school.
Isaac and Abigail are still coughing - but otherwise doing better.
So I guess I can't say for sure if it's the swine flu or not. It's possible that we all had it and just presented with different symptoms. Or that we've all gotten some different viruses, includingsome of us with swine flu. Or maybe just something else completely. The nurse said it didn't really matter what it was, exactly, since it's treated the same, until you get pneumonia or some other complication. Me, I kind of like to know what I'm dealing with.
But it's all very confusing unless you actually test for the flu - and our doc said they aren't testing for it right now. So. It seemed like the nurse said cough and fever is assumed to be swine flu - but the CDC website said you can have swine flu and actually not have a fever.
At any rate, we are all pretty much sick. Zac is still hanging in there. No fever or cough yet, but feeling drained.
I guess I knew that taking care of sickie Samuel was bound to do me in. He was sleeping in my bed for 3 days and not letting me move more than a foot away from him. No matter how much I washed my hands or extra vitamin C or whatnot, I'm not sure I stood a chance. What's a mom to do, really?
I'm just hoping we make it through the day today intact.
So our house is pretty much quarantined, but I will happily accept more movies to watch, or get well cards anytime. Just leave it on my doorstep (I won't be answering the doorbell). :)
more later . . .