Friday, September 25, 2009

Swine Flu?

The boys and I have a weird virus troubling us. What we thought was just a bad cold, took a turn for Eric and myself. Eric woke up with a fever of 101.4 this morning and all the symptoms of flu with nausea. I wondered if it was Swine Flu. I got on the computer and surfed the net a bit. The only noted difference I can make out about this Swine Flu from regular flu is that there can be an absence of fever along with intestinal symptoms (nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting). In my case I have not had a fever, only 99.4 at the highest. However, I have had diarrhea, some nausea and an upset tummy along with my respiratory symptoms. You can read about the Swine Flu here and here.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Oh no! I hope it's not the flu.

On the other hand, we've been hearing in the news here that it's expected to get worse as the winter comes on, and that it may actually be better to get it in the first wave (then you'll have built up immunity to it).

Either way, it's no fun being sick. I will pray that you all recover very quickly!

fairmaiden said...

When I took my son yesterday to the Doctor, she said she thinks it is the swine flu strand of the flu, because it is not flu season. She was sick too...everyone is. I have not had it yet, but I have been fatigue, nausea's, and a bit of diarhea. Maybe I do have it. Everyone else in my family has the conjestion, cough, fever, sore throat, nausea. And Jeremy has pneumonia, so he's on amoxycillin and feeling much better. Rest and drink lots of fluids...hope you recover quickly. Praying<><

outdoor.mom said...

oh ug!!! hope everybody is better soon :-)