Well folks, I think that I have been the unfortunate victim of this illness. The sudden onset of low grade fever, body aches from hell, nausea, vomiting EVERY hour, chills, sweats, and now on day two the stuffy nose and slight cough. It's pretty bad when you base what you try to eat consists of "will this taste as good coming back up in the next hour?"
After seeing a patient with the above symptoms, within 22 hours, three people in our office came down with the same symptoms with varying times of exposure. I was the lucky one with the longest contact so I ended up with the full force of the illness. I am going to propose that this is an airborne virus as well and contact.
The good thing is that the process doesn’t last more than three or four days (I’ve heard and pray!)
I hope that you all don’t have to experience this illness for yourselves. Protect yourself and your families by washing your hands frequently and avoid obviously ill people if you can do so.
Since the post above, I've recovered completely and hope that no one else I know gets this. It was pretty bad! Please, please, please use proper precautions and pay attention to others who are sick around you. Hang in there!
Monday, April 27, 2009
The New Potential Pandemic-Swine Flu or How the NP Spent Her Weekend!
Posted by NPs Save Lives