It is important that as swine flu spreads, you know the symptoms of the disease so you can recognize it in yourself and others at an early stage.
So far, most swine flu cases have been mild, with symptoms similar to those of seasonal flu. Only a small number of people have had more serious symptoms.
If you or a member of your family has a fever or high temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F) and two or more of the following symptoms, you may have swine flu:
- unusual tiredness
- runny nose
- sore throat,
- shortness of breath or cough
- loss of appetite
- aching muscles
- diarrhea or vomiting
I would have NEVER thought anyone in our house would get the Swine Flu! For the most part the kids miss little due to being sick. But little Ms Kaila got it. She came home on Wednesday with a nasty cough, felt feverish, runny nose, 100.2 fever and was tired. I thought she just had a cold, or stayed up too late during the week and was tired, but when she mentioned her friend had it and she rides to and from school with her......then I guess she should go to the doctor.
We found out Thursday she indeed has Swine Flu. Kaila, Brandon, Sean and Brett were all placed on Tamaflu. Kaila had the high dosage and the boys are on it for preventative measures. I called my doctor and Michael and I were put on Relenza. So far everyone is doing well.By Friday evening you could tell Kaila felt better. I think we caught it early and the Tamaflu was helping. She has spent the last few days in the Media Room catching up on her recorded TV shows and has to eat away from the dinner table : )