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Originally posted by mrsdudara
I am getting frustrated with this swine flu stuff. I think the numbers are a lot bigger than they are saying. No one wants to take an illness seriously unless you have tested positive for H1N1. There are so many kids being hospitalized around here. We lost another kid in the town next to ours over the weekend. 11 years old. None of these are being reported as the swine flu. Most of them sound like they had the swine flu before they became so ill, but by the time they end up in the hospital, H1N1 is not detectable. But hay, it wasnt swine flu so what? disregard them? Its crazy! Its like they dont take you serious unless you've been "tested". Do they really think that you can only have the flu if you've had the test? Your not really sick unless you have been "Dr. confirmed". Im not sure I have ever wanted to shake someone before as bad as I do when I get that snide condescending tone asking me if it has been Dr. confirmed when I say my son has the flu. I know what the flippin flu is. Its not that hard to figure out.
Sorry, had to rant there a bit.
The one thing I notice about this flu, is that it goes back and forth. My son had a bad cough for a month. All better. Then he had a headache. All better. Then his whole body hurt, bloodshot eyes, and fever of 101.8. Took him to the Dr. and his fever was gone. Later it came back. Off and on constantly with out meds. He tested possitive for the flu. It took a week of back and forth for that thing to be gone. Granted they put him on tamiflu immediatly. The nurse at the school said a lot of kids are comming and going back and forth. So, she asked me not to bring him back unless his temp was below 99. On the last day, we both thought he was all better. His fever was below 99 for more than 24 hours, was feeling fine. With in a half hour his fever jumped back up and he threw up all day long. Next day he was tired, but better. Now here we are two weeks later and that darn cough is comming back again!
The boy who passed away this weekend went on and off like that for three weeks.
Another little girl I know who was hospitalized acted like she was fighting off a bad cold for a couple of weeks. Her fever never got above 100 so they thought it was either a cold or allergies. Then she started getting sick like my son did, and unfortunatly became severly dehydrated. Her mom said it happened so fast.
Anyway, what Im trying to say is that the numbers are a lot bigger they they are saying.
Originally posted by wylekat
It's odd how this flu starts off with headaches... not sniffles, or the dreaded 100 yd Dash to the toilet... Does the virus try to go for the brain first? I'm trying to not make it sound like some sort of 'mind control virus'... but it does seem odd the first shot out of the gate is a nasty headache.
Originally posted by exposethosesecrets
I'm telling you, it's atmospheric poisoning.