Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When pig flies...it's swine flu

Just coughing and low grade fever..who would have thought it can be the deadly flu. Yes, that was how it started for us.

The H1N1 symptoms I read on the net :
  • fever, which is usually high, but unlike seasonal flu, is sometimes absent
  • cough
  • runny nose or stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme
  • diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes, but more commonly seen than with seasonal flu
The above H1N1 symptoms are based on 2009 pandemic. We are lucky what we got was a milder H1N1. Is there such a thing as milder one? Yes. According to my dr, there are people who doesn't even have fever or any of the symptoms but they have H1N1. So to be safe, when you get sick and the antibiotic doesn't make you feel any better, don't wait. Go get your blood test done ASAP because you just don't know if you have it.

What we had was :
  • Coughing for 2 days followed by fever 37.8 and below.
  • Chills due to fever but it goes away once the fever subsides.
  • Difficulty in breathing (only me)

Some random pics during the H1N1

Blood test on my youngest son. Each test is RM250 at Damansara Specialist (DSH). Fluhalt(antiviral) RM98 excluding consultation, etc.
In total, for my family we have spend about 2K. But vaccine is just RM60
So go for the vaccine today..don't procrastinate! Prevention is better than cure.
Get it at a private hospital.

my eldest son and I

We are lucky...throughout, there wasn't any complications. Syukur, Alhamdulillah :)