Thursday, June 18, 2009

How do you know if you have Swine Flu?



So, my weekend away was wonderful! I will post about it another day....
It was wonderful until I returned home.
Flying home sunday night I had an annoying cough which continued all night long.
Monday the cough got worse which sent me into coughing fits that I couldn't catch my breath after. I called Swift Jim at work & he promptly came home. Mid afternoon monday we called an ambulance as I couldn't breath properly. That was scary!! Turns out I was just hyperventalating. Went to the GP for a check up, but got the all clear as I hadn't had any fevers.
Monday night we headed to the hospital as the fevers started. Got swabbed and went home. Let me tell you, nose swabs are NOT fun!
Tuesday felt rotten all day. Wednesday, still felt rotten. Got a call from QLD Health lateish on wednesday afternoon confirming that infact, yes I do have Swine flu!! So we are all in quarentine until I am better. Ella is starting to show similar syptoms though, so we will have to wait her out too. That is unless the boys get it too!! Oh I hope not!
So today I am feeling a bit better, although I am fairly sure I cracked a rib during one of my coughing episodes last night so that is causing me some pain.... I will however live, that is a positve thing...

I think I need to get a shirt printed for Itty Bitty that says...

I survived Parvo Virus
and
Swine Flu
09

9 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. Praying that there is no adverse impact on itty bitty.

Glad you had fun in Melbourne, but I guess this is one souvenir that you could have done without!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh, NOSE SWABS! Death to nose swabs. My ENT had an anaesthetic nose spray he used before he checked out my annoying coughing problem - why doesn't QML have the same spray for the poor suckers who need nose swabs?!?

Love your idea of a t-shirt.

Get well soon my dear. 2009 has been a right royal pain in the everything.

One day (when we're well), let's sit down and look into our 2 beautiful babies' faces and say, "Well, THERE'S the outcome of 2009."

~Taz~ said...

oh no!!! praying for you all and especially Itty Bitty!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Praying you get better quickly and Ella is okay.
Itty bitty too.
I am glad we decided against flying when we go away.

Crazy Sister said...

Parvo Virus and Swine Flu. Perhaps you should concentrate on catching less exotic illnesses...

What rotten luck! Get better! You poor thing.

Femina said...

On behalf of everyone in Melbourne, I apologise for infecting you! :)

The tee shirt is a pretty cool idea, actually...

Cazbam said...

Get better soon!! This year has just not been fair to you. I hope the boys don't get it!

But i do like the idea of that t-shirt!

Little Diva said...

I hope you're not going too stir crazy being stuck in the house and hope you feel better soon... See you at the BrisStyle Markets.. Christine

Jen said...

Oh you poor, poor thing! I am glad that you are feeling better. Hope that kids get well soon.